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cris 2

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Has anyone used Western Digital Data Lifeguard to copy data to a new hard drive?

I get the following error when I start copying

Error reading drive 80
I/O Timeout:
Sector = 31326302
Result = 4

My old drive has XP, Fat32, 3 partitions
 
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You have the new drive properly connected as slave, and it is recognized it bios ??????
 

cris 2

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The new drive is connected as a second master. Both drives are recognised
 
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Just a guess but if it cites a certain sector that sector may be bad and it does want to copy it. I dont have xp but look in help for disk check or disk error and have it go through your disk. Allow it to try to repair the sector. Either it will or it will remove it from use so the coping process should ignore it. Of course being a Microsoft utility it may take a long time.
Also consider e-mailing WD, they tend to be pretty good.
 

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...your old drive may have bad sectors because it says the read failed. If you can, try getting your hands on Norton Ghost. Lots of mainboard cd's come with it or try downloading it. It copies one drive or the selected partition(s) from one drive to another and is relatively simple to use.
 
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