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Do I Need a New Hard Drive? Disc read error

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June 10, 2012 8:57:42 PM

A couple times lately my pc has frozen, and required a reboot to start. Once past the mb splash screen, a message comes up saying, "Disc read error, press ctrl-alt-del to reboot". The computer then loops with same message. I shut the pc down for 5 minutes and it started fine. This happened about 3 days ago and again yesterday. It seems to be running fine now, but rather than loose it all I ordered a new WD blue, 500Gb drive since there was a $10 off promo code.
Do I need anything besides the Acronis True Image WD Edition that i can download for free from WD in order to clone my drive? The last time I had to do this I had Symantic ghost on a floppy...about 2002

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June 11, 2012 3:40:25 PM

Should be all you need, but I'd stop using the drive with the errors now. Could die before the new one gets there. Or at least back up your data to somewhere else now.
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June 12, 2012 8:29:05 PM

I downloaded and ran WD Data Lifeguard diagnostics, and got no errors. Played Arkham City for an hour, no problems. I did re-seat my power and data cables to the drive before playing and running diagnostics, but plan to replace when new drive gets here tommorrow anyways
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June 17, 2012 6:14:23 PM

Best answer selected by GI_JONES.
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