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Windows 7: Hard Drive clicking sound!!!

20 Aug 2010   #11

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Sorry for the miss understanding, but yes, take the external with the image, and install it as the internal, but i guess ill just have to get another HD.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
When you say you want to use the external as your new hard drive, I hope you mean you plan to take it out of the enclosure and use it as an internal drive, because it won't work otherwise. I believe what you want is something more like HDClone: Miray Software - HDClone - Hard disk copy, hard disk backup, hard disk rescue!

Keep in mind, the new HDD must be the same size or lager than the old one.


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20 Aug 2010   #12

 

that would probably work.. good luck
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21 Aug 2010   #13

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Hey, Im trying to backup the image on this external hard drive, its telling me i have to format it first? i have a lot of important stuff on it. I cant format it!

So if i go out and get a 1.5 TB drive, can i partition it, dump the image on one side of the patition, then install windows on the other side of the partition?

thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
that would probably work.. good luck
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21 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you want to do, so before doing anything else, run all by me one more time. I don't want you doing the wrong thing.
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21 Aug 2010   #15

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Ok I got a hard drive that's barely functioning, and need to image it. So can I go out and get a 1.5 tb drive, install it internally, partition it, put the backup image on one side of the new HD and then load the recovery cd to install the image on the other side? Or do I need to get two HD?
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21 Aug 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hastyle,

Yes, you can do that. Be sure that you format the new 1.5 tb drive using the NTFS files system. I would recommend that you save the image to the second partition.
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21 Aug 2010   #17

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If you plan to, which seems like you do, make an image to the external, but a new internal, and restore the image to the new internal, you can do it with almost any imaging software.
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21 Aug 2010   #18

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

I tried making an image to the external drive i currently have, but it keeps telling me i need to format my external first, but i got a lot of important data on it, so thats not an options, thats why i ask if i can partition the new hard drive im gonna get.

thanks guys.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
If you plan to, which seems like you do, make an image to the external, but a new internal, and restore the image to the new internal, you can do it with almost any imaging software.
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21 Aug 2010   #19
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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21 Aug 2010   #20

 

yes, format it to ntfs
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