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    I'm new to the XXXX-in-1 system. I bought a 1066-in-1 family board over Xmas in a stand up cab and was told I can clone the ide drive to an SSD and use the SSD instead. Has anyone done this successfully and what are you using to connect your sata ssd to your ide port on your family board?

    I found this on ebay: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IDE-to-S...72.m2749.l2649

    and managed to clone the ide drive to the ssd drive by using this adaptor to connect the ssd to ide2 and following the instructions on page 18 of the board manual. But when I take out the ide drive and replace it with this and the ssd, the computer starts up, I see the fuzzy Windows 2000 start up screen, but then the screen just goes fuzzy (a different fuzzy than normal fuzzy) and the system doesn't start up as normal.

    Am I missing a step somewhere? Or am I using the wrong adaptor? Do I have to change anything in the bios, or ?

    I'm a complete noob at this so far.

    If this has been asked and answered, can you point me to the thread as I couldn't find anything doing a search.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
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  • #2
    I use cf to ide adapter. as cf use ide standard.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by rtoago View Post
      I use cf to ide adapter. as cf use ide standard.
      So get one of these?



      And one of these?



      Or is there a certain model that only works with xxxx-in-1's?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post
        I'm new to the XXXX-in-1 system. I bought a 1066-in-1 family board over Xmas in a stand up cab and was told I can clone the ide drive to an SSD and use the SSD instead. Has anyone done this successfully and what are you using to connect your sata ssd to your ide port on your family board?

        I found this on ebay: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/IDE-to-S...72.m2749.l2649

        and managed to clone the ide drive to the ssd drive by using this adaptor to connect the ssd to ide2 and following the instructions on page 18 of the board manual. But when I take out the ide drive and replace it with this and the ssd, the computer starts up, I see the fuzzy Windows 2000 start up screen, but then the screen just goes fuzzy (a different fuzzy than normal fuzzy) and the system doesn't start up as normal.

        Am I missing a step somewhere? Or am I using the wrong adaptor? Do I have to change anything in the bios, or ?

        I'm a complete noob at this so far.

        If this has been asked and answered, can you point me to the thread as I couldn't find anything doing a search.

        Any help would be much appreciated.
        with your cloned image. can you load the newly cloned SSD into windows disk manager ? check to see there are 3 partitions on the SSD, 2x windows partition and one non-windows partition.

        i have a sneaking suspicion if you are using the onboard program in the games family image to clone to SSD, it wont work. Your best bet would probably be remove the HDD from the gamebox, and connect it to your PC on an IDE port.

        Then use a program like acronis self-image to clone the entire IDE to your SSD.

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        • #5
          Thanks Jed,

          I tried the onboard clone (which is an old version of Norton Ghost). It cloned successfully and showed the 3 partitions as you mentioned. I then also used this duplicator dock: https://www.mwave.com.au/product/sta...ck-hdd-ab86458 which did the same clone (3 partitions) as previous.

          I've got a suspicion that it's the adaptor that I'm using. Will have to try a cf to ide adaptor. Just waiting to see if there's a certain model I need to use or if the one I found above will do the trick.
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          • #6
            What size SSD?
            If it is bigger than 137GB, it might be the windows 2000 LBA issue.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by crazyau View Post
              What size SSD?
              If it is bigger than 137GB, it might be the windows 2000 LBA issue.
              Yep I had 2 ssd's to try. First was 200gig and then I realised the adaptor said Max storage: 137GB. The 200 bluescreened (prolly cause of LBA).

              My second try was with a 110 gig ssd. The 110 gig had the issue in post #1 .

              I'd like to try @rtoago's option. Can someone confirm if post #3 is the correct CF adaptor to use? I may need a 64 gig card if the current IDE is 40gig. Have to check it.
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              • #8
                Ahh I think I get it now. My hdd is only 10 gig so I'll buy a 16 gig CF and this adaptor: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/StarTech...72.m2749.l2649
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                • #9
                  I'm at wits' end.

                  My HDD is a 10gig IDE. Got my 16 gig card and CF2IDE adaptor. Put the card in the adaptor, followed the instructions on page 18 of family board manual. Turn on machine and press 2 player at start to start ghost...



                  Hmm. So I buy a 32 gig CF card...



                  I give up. I'm beaten. I'm over it. ... Actually I've got one more thing to try in the next few days... then I'll give up beaten.
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                  • #10
                    Are you sure the spinning drive you're trying to replace is only 10GB capacity? It's more likely larger, with only 10GB used, meaning the partitions you're trying to clone are actually larger than 10GB.

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                    • #11
                      Don't have my ide dock on me to check on my laptop atm, but the bios of the family board said it's 10 gig and the sticker on the drive says 10:

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                      Hopefully I'll get access to my dock later today to triple check AND this dock clones so I'll try cloning it that way.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma View Post

                        Hopefully I'll get access to my dock later today to triple check AND this dock clones so I'll try cloning it that way.
                        ^^^ yes. you're using a version of Norton Ghost that is 15 years old.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Jed View Post
                          ^^^ yes. you're using a version of Norton Ghost that is 15 years old.
                          That's what's on the 1066-in-1 family board I have. I was able to clone 220and 110gig ssd's with that 15 year old version, but they wouldn't start up when I switched the drives over in the family board. Same issue when I cloned those same 220 and 110 with the dock so I don't think 15 year old ghost is the issue.

                          Tried cloning to a 16 gig and 32 CF card today but the dock spat out an error (didn't write down the error, something about 'destination drive overflow' if memory serves me right) and I don't have the dock with me (@hashman is borrowing it).

                          I'm suspecting it's the CF2IDE adaptor. I have another which I can try, but it's done my head in so I have to walk away from it for a while. And I broke the ide cable and **** me if I can find another in the 5 old computer cases I have lying around (but I can probably now start up a SATA cable ebay store ). When I get the dock back from hashman, I'll try it again as I'll have all drives/cables/dock in front of me in one place

                          Thanks for all the help and suggestions so far. Much appreciated.
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                          • #14
                            Hello
                            I can confirm that 16gig is enough to clone 1066-in-1
                            I'm running mine on CF

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                            • #15
                              Bluddy Hell, this S'o'm'bitch is fighting me.

                              I had an online chat with Startech who is the manufacturer of the IDE2CF adaptor and the Cloning Dock. Told them when I try to clone the display says "Target Drive Target Overflow". Bloke was very helpful and got me to reset the dock back to default and it cloned no worries.

                              So replaced the IDE with the IDE2CF adaptor and cloned CF Card and turned on machine.

                              Started off normal, then ended up stuck at a pop up window. Couldn't see what it was and none of the buttons worked so I plugged in a vga monitor and it was this popup:




                              Anyone know how to read that?? I plugged in a mouse cause none of the buttons worked and got this popup:




                              If I press yes, the computer reboots and goes through all the above then comes back to this popup. If I press No I get this popup:




                              Something about D:\temp\settting.reg. Do I need to change something in that file?? If I click whatever the button says, the game starts up:



                              Anyone know how to get rid of the popups or how can I press ok left/right without a keyboard/mouse. I just want it to start up like a normal 1066-in-1 and play it.
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