Hard Drive crash--can I run XP recovery on new drive ?
by adbids - 11/6/04 10:41 PM
I have a 2 year-old HP PC with XP-Home. The original hard drive is failing. I purchased a new hard drive with the intent of moving everything to the new drive. I initially tried to run HP's System Recovery on the new drive but got a 'Cannot create User Partition error'. Can I run the Sys. Recovery on a new drive or only the original ? I also tried Norton's Ghost software to copy everything (incl. XP) to the new drive but that failed--old drive shut down in the process. Do I have to buy a new XP package ?