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February 3, 2011 10:05:18 PM

I just got an upgraded hard drive for my laptop. So, I am trying to simply copy my system partition between the two drives. I first tried gparted live. It said it encountered an error, and could not continue. So after a couple of attempts, i decided to attack it a different way. I decided to use PING to create a backup of the partition, and then just restore it. This I attempted 3 times, and each time a couple of gigs in, it indicates there is a read error, and the screen just goes haywire. (Instead of there being a nice interface, it starts scrolling, indicating read errors.) eventually the program shuts down. Now, windows is running fine on it. So what I want to do, is find a way to copy that partition onto the new drive with a "skip read errors" flag, but I don't know what one of the 100's out there to try. What program will likely successfully copy this partition for me?

Well I have some more info. I ran chkdisk with surface scan. It did find one error in stage 5 and corrected it. However, PING still failed. Tried seagate diskwizard. Index corrupt. This, it also failed. Some help, please?
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February 4, 2011 7:48:09 AM

Shadow Wizard said:
I just got an upgraded hard drive for my laptop. So, I am trying to simply copy my system partition between the two drives. I first tried gparted live. It said it encountered an error, and could not continue. So after a couple of attempts, i decided to attack it a different way. I decided to use PING to create a backup of the partition, and then just restore it. This I attempted 3 times, and each time a couple of gigs in, it indicates there is a read error, and the screen just goes haywire. (Instead of there being a nice interface, it starts scrolling, indicating read errors.) eventually the program shuts down. Now, windows is running fine on it. So what I want to do, is find a way to copy that partition onto the new drive with a "skip read errors" flag, but I don't know what one of the 100's out there to try. What program will likely successfully copy this partition for me?

Well I have some more info. I ran chkdisk with surface scan. It did find one error in stage 5 and corrected it. However, PING still failed. Tried seagate diskwizard. Index corrupt. This, it also failed. Some help, please?



When I upgraded my hard drive, I used something called clonezilla. I used the guide on the website to put it on a USB drive, then you boot from the drive and clone. It can be a little fiddly, but there are guides for it!

http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live.php

Hope I've Helped

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February 14, 2011 6:58:42 AM

Shadow Wizard said:
I just got an upgraded hard drive for my laptop. So, I am trying to simply copy my system partition between the two drives. I first tried gparted live. It said it encountered an error, and could not continue. So after a couple of attempts, i decided to attack it a different way. I decided to use PING to create a backup of the partition, and then just restore it. This I attempted 3 times, and each time a couple of gigs in, it indicates there is a read error, and the screen just goes haywire. (Instead of there being a nice interface, it starts scrolling, indicating read errors.) eventually the program shuts down. Now, windows is running fine on it. So what I want to do, is find a way to copy that partition onto the new drive with a "skip read errors" flag, but I don't know what one of the 100's out there to try. What program will likely successfully copy this partition for me?

Well I have some more info. I ran chkdisk with surface scan. It did find one error in stage 5 and corrected it. However, PING still failed. Tried seagate diskwizard. Index corrupt. This, it also failed. Some help, please?


hi shadow, your os? copy partition? if you wanna copy system partition with the ability to restore when you suffer system crashed, please copy the whole system partition(boot partition, reserved partition...), or else, your work is equal to nothing
two adviced utilities
1. easus partition manager
this article about safely copy partition may help you: http://www.partition-tool.com/resource/partition-copy-s...
2. todo backup
also a guiding article may help you: http://www.todo-backup.com/products/features/disk-clone...
good luck
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