DiscWizard won't work if neither of the disks are from Seagate or Maxtor?
Note that I do not know for sure if TrueImage will let you clone to a smaller drive, but I am pretty sure I have done this in the past with an older version (2003?) version of Norton Ghost.
Well i'm not gonna buy it if i'm not sure.
I'll give DiscWizard a go later.
Is the disk formatted with the NTFS filesystem?
If so, it is possible to use ntfsclone under Linux to copy the data. However, if it is your Windows partition this is NOT a good idea: Windows internal bookkeeping freaks out if the restored image is on a different size disk. This can be overcome, but then the entire procedure becomes an excercise in pain.
Yes it's NTFS.
Yes it's my windows partition that needs to be cloned. Cloning the windows partition to a different sized drive hasn't caused my any trouble what so ever.
Open a DOS command prompt (DOS window)........
... You probably can hook up this drive as something other than the C: drive and format it in XP as you desire. Include copying system files if that's an option. See computer managment/disk management. You will be creating a primary (bootable) partition in any case.
Well i'm not going to be able to use XCOPY if i'm cloning my windows partition, right?
Could I just hook the HDDs up to another PC and simply copy the entire drive to the other?