I have a Dell OptiPlex 3020 Small Form Factor (SFF) running Windows 7 Professional. I want to replace the 500 GB drive with a new Western Digital 1000 GB drive I just purchased.
The Small Form Factor motherboard has only 1 Sata connector for a hard disk drive. (otherwise I would have connected both the old and new drives to the motherboard, and used Western Digital Acronis software to clone the old hard drive to the new hard drive).
Note: When I click "Backup and Restore" \ Create a system image \
A window opens and says it will make an image of the C drive and the Recovery partition.
After a few minutes, a window pops up and says:
The backup failed.
The system cannot find the path specified (0x80070003).
Click Close (to close the window)
Checking the event viewer:
The application logs says:
The description for Event ID 517 from source Microsoft-Windows-Backup cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.
If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.
The following information was included with the event:
11/7/2017 9:36:46 PM
The resource loader failed to find MUI file
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The system log has 3 errors:
Event 11, Source atapi
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0.
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Event 14, Source volsnap
The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:.
I ran a chkdsk, and the system found a few bad clusters and fixed them all.
I ran a SFC /scannow, and it reports no problems.
Here is what I would like to do:
1. Create an image backup of the current 500 GB drive (and recovery partition) to my existing usb 3.0 Verbatim external hard drive
2. Physically remove the current 500 GB drive
3. Install the 1000 GB drive
4. Copy the image to the 1000 GB drive (from the usb 3.0 Verbatim external hard drive).
How can I get this to work?
How don't care how it gets done or what software I need to purchase to make an image (of the old drive) and restore it (to the new drive).
Thanks for your help!