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Upgrade IBM T42 Thinkpad Hard Disk

by DanPatrick / December 3, 2009 2:47 AM PST

I recently had a Windows crash on my IBM T42 Thinkpad (Type 2379-DXU). I successfully restored the original Windows XP Pro and IBM system configuration with the IBM Rescue and Recovery with Rapid Restore disk set that I'd made, but I'm still concerned with some noise from my old hard disk. In addition, it's only 60GB and I'd like to upgrade to a larger disk. The 160GB Western Digital WD1600BEVE is one that's recommended. Logic would say you could make an "Image" of the current drive on the new drive, then just install the new one and boot up, but apparently, that's not the case. Why? Are there hidden partitions or something that can't be imaged? How can this be accomplished by someone who is moderately handy, but no techie? I'd need simple instructions. Thanks for your time, Dan

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Can you install XP ...
by Kees Bakker / December 3, 2009 3:10 AM PST

on the new hard disk, just the same way as on the old one, from the rapid restore disk set? If not, what happens.

And what happens that makes you say "apparently not" for the cloning?

Kees

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2009 3:35 AM PST

120GB drives. This will stay inside the known limitations.

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