Advertisements OK, here's the steps thus far: 1. Get a Knoppix CD. 2. Download dd_rhelp from here (Kalysto.org) 3. Put it on a USB drive. 4. Hook up your drives (old/new) in the usual fashion; I did the old to primary master, new to primary slave, because stretching the IDE cable between the DVD drive and the HD drive bays always gives me fits... 5. Boot the computer from the Knoppix disk (MAKE SURE YOU DISCONNECT YOUR WINDOWS DRIVE FIRST!!!) 6. In Knoppix, untar dd_rhelp (tar xvzf dd_rhelp.tar.gz) from the command line (terminal in the lower left hand corner of the screen) 7. copy the resulting dd_rhelp file to /bin/ (sudo cp /path/to/wherever/it/is /bin/); don't forget the trailing slash! 8. type which ddr_help to make sure it's looking in the right place; it should come back with /bin/dd_rhelp 9. sudo ddr_help /dev/hda /dev/hdb (in my case, make sure you've got the hd* letters right before you start, otherwise it's curtains for your data!) 10. Wait and pray.