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liloldham

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I have an HP Pavilion AY627AA -ABA a4313W Running Windows 7 Home Premium (X64) Serv. Pack 1.
When started I get a black screen with error stating hard drive failure eminent, back up drive and f2 to continue. I was able to create back up disks but when I try to create a system image I get an error that current drive or destination drive has a problem and can't continue. I am using a WD my passport to create it. Got same error using DVDs. I have a used drive from another computer that had the exact Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB. How can I copy the bad drive to this drive? Looked thru posts but couldn't find one similar.
 

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You could connect the spare Seagate drive inside the computer and then use free software to do the 'cloning'.

I use and recommend this program:- https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

Click on the Copy Disk button and follow the onscreen instructions.

Any errors on the source disk will be copied to the destination disk.
 
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liloldham

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You could connect the spare Seagate drive inside the computer and then use free software to do the 'cloning'.

I use and recommend this program:- https://www.partitionwizard.com/free-partition-manager.html

Click on the Copy Disk button and follow the onscreen instructions.

Any errors on the source disk will be copied to the destination disk.
Thanks! I continued to search and found another that had posted that since the drives were Seagate I could go to their site and find a program to clone the disk. Used it and it worked. The only problem now is as you mentioned there were errors and they will be copied to new disk. Not sure what errors were or how to continue. It appears to work fine. I presume they may show up later but it is my wife's and I am certain she will inform me. Ha! Thanks for the help.
 

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I'm sure she will. ;)

Glad you got the clone made ok. The Seagate software is a special version of Acronis True Image which is one of the best.

You may be lucky and everything works perfectly. Just use it and cross your fingers !
 

liloldham

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It worked well and was easy to use. I was a little confused as to which drive was which at first, it labels them 1 and 2 rather than c and d. but figured it out. No problems so far. Again thanks to everyone on this site. Retired as a Respiratory Therapy Practitioner and know a little electronics. Would recommend this site to all. God Bless! Leon
 
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