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make a copy of my hard drive

Hi all..I'm a newbie to this forum. I've been using my hp computer running winme for 7 years now and am fearful my hard drive will die soon and I will loose all my accumulated photos, games, programs etc. What I'd like to do is transfer/copy the entire contents of my hard drive (40gb) to a new one so when that fateful day arrives i'll be good to go.Whats the best way to go about it. I'm thinking maybe a transfer using the usb1 port? Using what program? I'll need some handholding with the details but I'm ready..thanks in advance

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I use HDCOPY.EXE to clone WIN/ME

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hdcopy

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Thanks for the info. What i was thinking of doing was to use a usb link to an external hard drive ie local disk.to transfer to...i opened hdcopy yet the fields were blank and i couldnt type within them..is that cause it looks for a master /slave designation and not another local disk? and do i have to deal with fdisk? whats fdisk? ps i assume im looking for an ata type hard drive..can i get any particular size...mines 40gb thanks again

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No FDISK as that will remove the partition and wipe the hard

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clean. when you open hdcopy you will have two small square tabs with little dots on them. the top tab is the source drive so just click on the tab and you can browse to the C: drive and highlight it to choose it. now click the lower tab for the drive you will copy to, you might have to check the MY COMPUTER window to see the drive letter assigned.

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