It appears that my hard drive is beginning to fail. Whether or not that is the issue is not my question. What I want to know is this:
If I copy the hard drive of my lap top onto another drive and then replace the old hard-drive with the new one, will it function as did the older one? The "failing drive" works, just extremely slowly or hangs sometimes.
The lap top is running Windows 7. I keep getting messages that my hard drive is about to fail. I would like to avoid having to reinstall all the software I have, as well as an operating system. Coping the hard drive seems like a feasible alternative.