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How to Clone a Hard Drive

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by black20, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. black20

    black20 Registered Member

    Apr 25, 2013
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    Did know that you could clone your current Hard Drive
    without having to by extra software? Maybe you didn't
    know that all that you needed, was already set up on
    your current system? Well, it is... and if you follow this
    tut, you shouldn't have much of a problem.
    Make sure that you have a Master and a Slave setup on
    your system. The Slave drive, in this case, is where all
    the data on the Master is going to go to.
    First: Perform a Scandisk your Master drive and follow
    that with a thorough Defrag. If you have an Antivirus
    program, do a thorough sweep with the AV first, then do
    the Scandisk, followed by the Defrag.

    Second: Do the same thing to the target drive, as you did
    the Master: Scandisk then a thorough Defrag.
    Third: Right-click on the Target drive and click on Format.
    When the box comes up, click your mouse onto the "Full"
    Fourth: After Formatting the Target drive, run a Scandisk
    again and click on the button that says "Autofix Errors".
    Fifth: In this final part, you might want to cut-and-paste
    to code in, unless you are sure that you can do it without
    making any mistakes:
    Click on the "Start" button, then click on the "Run..."
    button, then place the following into the Runbox:
    "XCOPY C:\*.*D:\ /c/h/e/k/r" (minus the quotes, of
    course) then press the "Enter" button.
    If you receive an error message, then remove the space
    from between XCOPY and C:\
    Anything that should happen to come up in the DOS box,
    just click "Y" for "Yes". When its all finished, pull the original Master from the system, designate the Slave as
    the Master (change your jumpers), then check your new
    Master out.
    This tut has worked and has been tested on all systems
    except for Windows 2000, so you really shouldn't have
    any problems. If, by any chance, you should come across
    a snag, message me and I'll walk you through it.
  2. Conor

    Conor Elite Member

    Nov 7, 2012
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    Great, thanks for the tut.

    I'd have used CTRL A, CTRL C, CTRL V, personally. But that's just me ;)