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Windows 7: Macrium Reflect failure

12 Jul 2015   #1
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Macrium Reflect failure

One of my drives (non-OS) has developed some bad sectors. Acting from an abundance of caution I picked up a new HDD to replace it and d/l'd the latest Macrium Reflect to clone the 'bad' disk.

Macrium stalls at 25% with a Broken pipeline 13 error. I did a chkdsk /f and fixed the errors on the old drive, but Macrium still generates the same error. Any ideas? First time with this program but it seems pretty self-explanatory.


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12 Jul 2015   #2
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

To get an image copy of your faulty HDD using Macrium that could be useful for data recovery
v5: Imaging disks with bad sectors (Bad Sectors)
I don't know if this applies to V6 of Macrium Reflect.
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12 Jul 2015   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What's on the bad disk?

Installed programs that you didn't want to put on C?

Personal data only?
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12 Jul 2015   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If you are trying to recover just data on the disk, you might try just copying and pasting it in small blocks to another disk. If you also have system files (OS and programs) to recover, it may be necessary to do a clean install on a new disk (not the one you copied your data two).

Btw, it's a good idea to segregate your data from your system files to simplify backing up and recovery. You can either put the system on its own drive (a SSD is excellent for this) and the data on a regular HDD or, if limited to a single drive, use separate partitions.
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12 Jul 2015   #5
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
What's on the bad disk?

Installed programs that you didn't want to put on C?

Personal data only?
The disk I am replacing is partitioned into Data and Programs. Windows boots from an SSD. There are those who advocate against this, to which I respond; if I kept windows on this drive my computer wouldn't even be booting now.

I have copied the important items to another computer, so I'm not too concerned about data loss at this point. It's the inconvenience of reinstalling all the programs that I am avoiding, by wanting to clone the whole shebang to a new disk. Currently the old disk is operating normally, but when a new disk is only $50 or so, why wait for it to come to a grinding halt?
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13 Jul 2015   #6
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
It's the inconvenience of reinstalling all the programs that I am avoiding, by wanting to clone the whole shebang to a new disk.
Unless you have a good system image before your drive developed problems I'd just accept the effort of a clean install. For licensed/paid software deactivate first.
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13 Jul 2015   #7
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
It's the inconvenience of reinstalling all the programs that I am avoiding, by wanting to clone the whole shebang to a new disk.
Unless you have a good system image before your drive developed problems I'd just accept the effort of a clean install. For licensed/paid software deactivate first.
I always assume advice suggesting clean install comes from people who either have very little on their computers, or way too much time on their hands. I have 100+ programs installed - doing that over is no minor task.

I used the disk copy utility in Minitool Partition Wizard to copy all the data to the new disk, then simply changed the drive letters. Everything seems to be working fine - all my librarys and shortcuts appear intact and functional.
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14 Jul 2015   #8
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Roger,
I have a lot of installed software and many licensed. I'd prefer to spend my spare time NOT doing a clean instal but then sometimes you have to unless you have previous reliable system images.
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14 Jul 2015   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
It's the inconvenience of reinstalling all the programs that I am avoiding, by wanting to clone the whole shebang to a new disk.
Unless you have a good system image before your drive developed problems I'd just accept the effort of a clean install. For licensed/paid software deactivate first.
I always assume advice suggesting clean install comes from people who either have very little on their computers, or way too much time on their hands. I have 100+ programs installed - doing that over is no minor task...
I agree I that doing everything over is no minor task. That is why I make frequent images of my OS and programs to make sure I rarely, if ever, have to do that.
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