Need bootable utility that can copy entire hard drive to new hard drive
Posted on 2006-11-18
I am working on a HP Pavilion PC with a failing hard drive. It has the C partition, 8 MB of free space and then the Recovery Partition. I want to copy the entire hard drive (all partitions) to a new HD. I cannot, for the life of me, manage to disconnect the SATA cable from the failing drive. There is something wrong with the clips/connectors. Therefore, I cannot remove it and slave it in another machine. I need to install the new HD in the same PC and then boot to a utility that will do the copying. I've tried BootIt NG but the Recovery Partition does not work after copying and creating the 3 partitions. I believe that Norton Ghost 9 will copy an entire hard drive but only when running in Windows. When I boot to it, I don't get the option that I want. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.