My apologies if this belongs in the hardware forum. My HDD failed (or is in the process of failing). The errors I received were a failed SMART Short Self Test and a failed Targeted Read Test.
I have a standard Windows backup and a system image backup on a 2nd HD. I also have just about everything backed up to carbonite. I am contemplating the best way to get everything on my new HDD. Using the system image would seem the easiest, but is there any way my current system configuration could cause problems on my new HD.
I have a Dell XPS 8100 running Win7 Home Premium. I have both the OS reinstalladion DVD and the Drivers/Utilities DVD. Should I be OK with a restore from system image or would it be safer to do a clean install and restore my data from there? Thanks for the help in advance.