copy a bootbale disk
Posted on 2011-03-11
We have a drive that wasn't booting all the time and now it wont boot at all. The data is still there and but the machine doesn't recognize the drive --- it does recognize other drives.
It is a gateway machine that had factory installed Vista w/ the recovery on the same disk. Our goal, since gateway no longer supports or offers recovery media for this model (g5457e) is to do a disk copy from the old hard drive to a new one.
We attempted that yesterday first using drive image xml from the ubcd disk. When that didn't work (errored out) we connected both the old hd and the new hd to a working machine and tried the disk copy feature of the easus home software. The new disk was unrecognized by the machine and inspection revealed the recovery partion showed up but not the bootable partition.
My question: we were going to try the disk copy approach again but were curious if any experts had a better solution or could provide tips on what we did incorrectly with the easus disk copy the first time.