The mess of moving to a new hard drive – 2

It was much easier moving to a new home – as things were controllable and tasks could be planned out. However, who can plan for a looping Windows reboot process.

I decided to take an alternate route. Create a Windows Boot CD. Now this is not a easy task. There could be software for this, but I didn’t have time to buy – wanted to get that 320GB new drive up and running before the weekend. I found a great article at howtohaven.com. In the process I learnt that you need to backup your windows drivers before the reinstall. In the process, I learnt of a host of tools all in the article. It took me about 1/2 hour to create the boot CD from the instructions.

I also created the Ultimate Boot CD just in case I needed to partition or format my new hard disk.

One hour after starting the Windows XP installation process, the format part is still running.

(to continue…)

Comments need to be approved by the Admin before being published.