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27 May 2011 16:17 #15902 by Mike02929
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Wanted to run this past the experts here...

My hard drive is about to fail (it's clicking when the system boots up) and I'm looking for a solid program to basically copy a mirror image over to a new HD I just bought. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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27 May 2011 16:33 #15903 by drpain
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I've used Clonezilla in the past before but mostly I just clone my Windows drives with OS X's Disk Utility which doesn't help you haha.

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27 May 2011 19:22 #15904 by garfi3ld

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28 May 2011 00:47 #15908 by L0rdG1gabyt3
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Drive Image XML www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

Or if you can get a dock, and Norton Ghost ;)

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28 May 2011 01:17 #15911 by Wingless92
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G1gabyt3 to the rescue!
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28 May 2011 05:34 #15913 by Nacelle
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Back up the data and then try running spinrite on it. If it's only a bad sector, it will fix it.

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28 May 2011 16:22 #15916 by L0rdG1gabyt3
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Nacelle wrote: Back up the data and then try running spinrite on it. If it's only a bad sector, it will fix it.

If its just one bad sector, and the disk is still bootable, just run chkdsk. Ive seen the one in Win7 bring dead XP machines back to life!

But since he said its clicking, no need to even try spinrite or chkdsk. Get it backed up and get it the heck out of there!

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28 May 2011 19:51 #15919 by Nacelle
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If it's clicking because it's trying to read bad sectors over and over, spinrite would save you from possibly buying a new drive.

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31 May 2011 17:03 #15963 by Mike02929
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Hey thanks for all the tips. Working to backup the data and junk the old hard drive.

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