Can't backup or image hard drive due to bad blocks
Posted on 2010-09-15
HP ProBook 4710
Win XP Pro
The hard drive is going out (confirmed by diag and check disk). The OS will boot and everything looks fine with the exception that I know the drive is going out. The problem I'm having is that I can't get an image or backup to work. Everything I've tried so far has failed due to 'corrupt files' or ' I/O errors' or 'Bad Block'.
I've used each of these below without luck...
iOmega automatic backup (has worked for me in the past but failing now)
windows xp built-in backup (ntbackup)
clonezilla - i even tried the advanced mode to continue on error -resecue
I can easily get a data backup, but every time I attempt a full backup, I get errors. The laptop is for a friend so the last thing I want to do is reload the OS and programs for them.
Is there a program out there (cheap/free) that will backup the pc as it is and let me restore to a new hard drive? All programs are working and I can fix any issues after the restore. Thanks!