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Windows 7: Backup failure; Bad clusters


03 Nov 2012   #1

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Backup failure; Bad clusters

I was creating a system image backup last night and it failed because of bad clusters. Now i have 11 DVDs that were part of that backup. Do I have to start all over again?

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03 Nov 2012   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

The answer is probably yes. I suggest:
1) Do a chkdsk on the HDD you are imaging.
Disk Check
2) Do not use DVDs. They are slow and error prone media for this operation. I know external HDD cost some money but they are really the way to go.
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03 Nov 2012   #3

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That sucks . . Well thanks for the reply mjf. +rep
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