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Problem with hard drive upgrade

By cralbrecht ·
I am trying to install a new hard drive into a computer and hopefully avoid the need to reinstall all the software. I used Ghost to clone the contents of the current 10G drive to the new 18G drive. I set up the 10G as master on the primary IDE and the new 18G as master on the secondary IDE. When Ghost finishes and I unplug the 10G drive and set the 18G up as primary master, the computer will boot to the new drive and get to Windows 98, but the OS as well as the software are unstable and the computer eventually hangs. I set the CMOS to auto detect everything. Since the drive sizes differ, must I haul out the CD's and reinstall all the software on the new 18G drive? 10G is 5600 RPM, 18G is 7200 RPM.
Suggestions and insights would be greatlyappreciated.

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by dmiles In reply to Problem with hard drive u ...

Remember you transfered everything from the old hard drive,so if anything is unstable then it was also unstabled on the old hard drive,reinstall only the software that is unstable and update the hardware drivers
You may want to run scandisk and defragmentation on the new drive,your files could be fragmented.

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by fenaikh In reply to Problem with hard drive u ...

Hi
I would do it for free this way.
1-reformat the 18 GB then install Win98 fresh
2-Put the 10 GB back as the master then backup all your 10 GB to the 18 GB.Using MSbackup software (it comes with Windows.If it is not there add it using add/removein control panel)
3-** copy your system.dat and user.dat files
to the 18 GB.(incase there is a problem).
(you may also copy autoexec.bat. config.sys)
4- Make 18 GB the master and boot.

5-Using MSBACKUP Restore using only copy the new ones option.
6- Shutdown then reboot to dos.
7- rename your 18 GB system.dat and user.dat
to say system.org and user.org
8- copy your 10 GB system.dat and user.dat
10 -Reboot.

Good luck
Mohamed

Note:
I used it many times it is good.

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by fenaikh In reply to Problem with hard drive u ...

Hi
pls read these 2 articles by MS.

How to Install Microsoft Backup

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q152/5/61.ASP

Duplicating Windows 95/98/98 Second Edition Installation to a New Hard Disk

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q166/1/72.ASP

(pls watch for spaces when copying URL (there is no space))
Good luck
Mohamed

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I would say your win98 is having trouble with the large partition, even though it shouldn't. When you run ghost again, only make a 10gb partition on the New drive and see if it handles it. I have had several problems with win98 moving to a considerably larger partition.

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