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Having problems upgrading my laptop hard drive !!!

\015 Ok I have put some problems up and have gotten good answers. So I have decided to upgrade my laptop hard drive and I purchased an "universal upgrade kit" with hard dive cloning software from apricorn. I bought an hitachi 320gb hd and my laptop only has 40gb in it. now the upgrade kit comes with an external casing for the hd to fit in for the cloning process and can be used as a portable hd using the old hard drive. so I start the cloning software and follow the steps but when the computer had started the cloning process the external hd was unplugged by accident and think it might have messed up the "new" HD. now I tryed to see if I could erase the new HD and start over but the cloning software wont recognize the new HD anymore ! and this is giving me an enormous headache. would appreciate a solution or a better way to upgrade my HD with the hardware that I already have. P.S. I also have a 500GB seagate external usb HD and I only keep movies on it but it has room on it.\015

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From what I gather basically you want to copy everything off of your 40GB and put it on the new 320GB and the install correct? Why don't you do a backup (Start>All programs>System Tools>Backup to the external 500GB drive. Install the new 320GB drive and then load the operating system from your operating system disc, then restore the data from the 500GB you backed up, or am I missing something.I know it is not as convenient as cloning but sounds like you may need to do it the old fashion way..there is no good reason that the cloning software would quit reading your disc unless it's some kind of "only get one chance and throw away software".
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