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Windows 7: Backup up failing hard drive


27 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64 RC1
 
 
Backup up failing hard drive

Hi, I have a 2tb wd green hard-drive which is currently failing, when it is connected to the computer I get the classic :
  • Computer freezes often. When it happens, the mouse cursor is unmovable and keyboard input is ignored. Nothing works and a restart is required to recover the computer.
  • File access mysteriously slows to a turtle’s pace. Saving files or open files simply takes forever

I'm trying to backup the content by just copy-pasting into another drive but it seems that each time it reach a corrupted file the system hangs up and I pretty much have to restart the computer.

Is there some sort of backup that could either skip the corrupted bit and keep going or copy the corrupted file as is, or find the corrupted sector and skip them ???

Would a linux live-cd or runing in safe mode or backup utility help ?

HDTune pro report (C5) Current Pending Sector 50 and it keep rising


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27 Oct 2012   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Caddish View Post

Would a linux live-cd or runing in safe mode or backup utility help ?
This is definitely worth a go by getting the Windows 7 OS out of the way. Something like Puppy Linux or Hirens Boot CD.
You may want to try free Macrium reflect (V5) Boot/Rescue CD to attempt making an image to an external HDD. Attempt the image from the rescue CD.
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27 Oct 2012   #3

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Caddish,

You can also try this:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

Regards,
Golden
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28 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 x64 RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi Caddish,

You can also try this:

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...cy-backup.html

Regards,
Golden
Great suggestion thanks, I'll try it next

I remember reading somewhere that the copy/pasting engine of Windows 8 has been greatly improved, so I have installed windows 8 and it's working, when it reach a corrupted file it ask me to skip it and it keeps the duplicate file message for the end.

3 hours to go finger crossed :P

Now since I made a lot of attempt, can someone recommend a software to compare folder content (size and filename), so I can pinpoint the missing file ?
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