I have an HP Pavilion Desktop. The computer still works BUT everytime I turn it on it tells me the hard drive fail is immenent. I did a hardware diagnostic on it & it does show the HD is having issues even though all works fine. I do not have a system restore disk for this computer but there is 2 partitions on the hard drive, one of them is the main partition & the other is the recovery partition. Here is my question...is there any free software out there that will allow me to hook a formatted hard drive up a slave drive & copy both of the partitions over to the slave hard drive? If this would work, I could copy the paritions over & hook the slave up as the main har drive & all should be good. I know a long time ago there used to be software out there that did this but does anyone know of any that is free or is this even possible to do? This computer has Windows 7 on it.