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Remove bad HDD sectors

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  1. hydroguy

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    I am attempting to clone a HDD onto an SSD but bad sectors prevent the clone or image. I believe the HDD has bad sectors. How do I work around this?
     
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    What software are you using to clone it
    Which OS is it
    What capacity is the HDD and what capacity is the SSD
     
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    Macrium Reflect
    Windows 7 Pro
    500GB HDD to 500GB SSD
    The SSD will allow new OS to mount or an image from another HDD but not from this HDD
     
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    Try if you have not already done so a clone using Easeus free Todo backup but NOT in windows
    Try it by booting the computer from the Easeus recovery disc using windows pe
    https://www.easeus.com/support/download/docs/pdf/todo-backup_home_and_free_guide.pdf
    Page 52
    So you create the WinPE disc as here
    https://www.easeus.com/backup-utility/winpe-bootable-disk.html

    You boot the computer from the WinPE disc and then attempt the clone.

    DO NOT of course make the WinPE disc using the defective drive.

    If that does not work and it has worked for me with bad sectors, then the disc is just in too bad a state to clone
    Once you have the clone you the run the special chkdsk cmd to get rid of the bad sector record on the SSD
    chkdsk /b
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/chkdsk
     
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