two cents worth
I don't think 10 is old. I have a Sony at 8 doin' better than some of the cheap youngin's!
But, as has been mentioned... if you have IDE HDD... ya gotta problem.
if your PSU and mobo does not have the needed SATA Cables...quit while you're $ ahead.
I've tried adapters for IDE to SATA HDD...big joke.
To go from old to new...you want to CLONE the disk . A CLONE is an EXACT copy.
Please understand.... if the problem is software and not hardware (i.e., the hd) all you will do is move your problem to a different place !
Having crashed, burned, recovered and cloned my reckless youth off, I suggest either of these two:
1. EaseUs. Free for home use. I used it to recover what other software told me could not be seen or
could not be mounted. Will clone partitions or image disks. Has a Wizzard but be sure to pay attention to options!
Stands alone. http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm
2. Macrium Reflect.
Also free for home. Also will do tricks. Slightly more advanced. Must make a "rescue disk" to boot into
Backup or image. Again read the options.http://download.cnet.com/Macrium-Reflec ... tag=button
(be sure to open and install using "advanced" or custom option... there's bloatware to say no to! C-Net has gotten bad that way!)
I also have and have used Acronis...probably the simplest, but again, need a "recovery disk" to allow it to load win files for a boot-up. I do know from experience, Acronis will recognize pretty much anyone's image or backup, including the two I mentioned. I have always disliked the way it loads and works.....slow and indeterminate waiting on options to proceed. Very frustrating to not know what's going on while it's going on! I guess what I'm saying is:
in my opinion, the GUI is not user friendly.
READ THE DIRECTIONS
Read and Understand the directions.
Follow the directions.
To clone, you must have someplace to send the clone too! PAY ATTENTION TO WHICH DRIVE LETTERS YOU CLONE. If you clone the new (empty) partition to the old........u r dead in the water. period. fini.
It is much, much easier and I have been 100% successful moving image/clone from hd to hd when they
are BOTH in the same rig. Second best: docking station. Third best: hd to USB to machine (takes forever).
When transfer done, turn off machine and disconnect your Samsung.
you will know if successful as soon as restarts. Or doesn't.