2007-08-12 23:09:06 UTC
powering up) about the difficulties that I had booting up my
computer. I have a backup Western Digital Drive that is 120 gigabytes
that I can use, and my main hard drive is 160 gs. I have tried to
sort through cloning software, but I have never used it and I
spooked. My main issue is whether I can clone without rebooting. (I
am afraid that I won't be able to reboot, if I shut down my
computer.) Second, I am a little overwhelmed by some of the
instructions for ghosting (initializing etc.), so I want something
simple. Therefore, I would appreciate someone's best advice as to how
to clone what I have so that I can then reboot.
Also, I am debating whether to simply keep my computer on for the
whole week. If keeping the computer on for a week won't damage the
harddrive (there has been no unusual noise since I got it booted up),
I am thinking that maybe that is the best strategy. (Next week, I
will have much more time to devote to fixing the computer.
Any insight would be appreciated.