best windows 2000 imaging software

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by regal, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. regal

    regal MDL Member

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    I need to make an image of an old IDE harddrive running on a PIII with windows2000, the HDD is going on 9 years old and I would like to buy a new compatible HDD and image. There is a $15k robotics program on it that I have lost the license for so upgrading to a new computer would be expensive. Supposedly the software is keyed to the HDD IRQ address, so I need help with that as well.


    Any suggestions would be appreciated:

    1. HDD image software for Win2000 ?
    2. Where to buy a new reliable IDE HDD ?
    3. How to handle the IRQ address issue ?

    Thanks
     
  2. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    #4 starams5, Apr 3, 2011
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    Big fan of Acronis True Image which I currently use. But for Windows 2000, have to agree with LateShift, Ghost (2003) works like a charm.
     
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  5. eleeny24

    eleeny24 MDL Novice

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    :smartass: Use Windows Server backup software to perform disk clone if you want to transfer OS to a same new hard disk. If the configurations have been change, you need a tool which can help you do hardware independent restore, which allows you to restore your existing OS to a different hardware.
     
  6. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    as old as that program is, surely by now there is some way you can make it work on a new hdd without any problems. i mean technology and licensing have so developed since then that the license with that program must be easy to crack...
     
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  7. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Unless licence is tied to the HD serial no or written to ie protected sector. Thay used this kind in last century...

    But first clone it & see (why not clone it to a virtual machine first? much easier)

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  8. os2fan2

    os2fan2 MDL Novice

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    I use windows 2000 on a sata disk. seems to work.