Cannot clone "working" partition - Need to clone but ignore read errors
Posted on 2010-03-24
My laptop hard drive fails the Seagate tools test and needs to be replaced. However it currently actually "works" in that I'm actually using my laptop now to write this posting.
I've followed my plan which was to purchase another hard drive of the same size and then use Acronis Backup and Restore to clone the hard drive. Then I coud just use the new hard drive and send back the old one.
However, the clone operation fails with read errors on my original hard drive (thus confirming there really is an error)
How can I go about cloning the hard drive, and just make Acronis ignore the read errors. I mean the fact that that hard drive can actually boot and as far as I know seems to work as normal means surely if it cloans and ignores the errors it will be OK?
I did also try using Acronis just to create an copy of the main partition, but this also did not work and Acronis reported the hard drive is probably faulty.
I welcome any suggestions on how I can acheive a copy to a working hard drive.