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Windows 7: Windows says I have a Hard Drive Failure

10 Oct 2012   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigceej View Post
So if I replace the HDD myself can I reuse this drive?
In a word, no, it's bad.
Well, it has platters inside which make good coasters and some very strong magnets which are fun to have.

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10 Oct 2012   #12

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So I have HP sending me a new HDD. How can I copy everything from this HDD to that one, I have everything backed up but I would like to not have to re download everything.

And I love magnets so I might just take that apart!
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10 Oct 2012   #13

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You will have to connect the drive via a USB adapter or a dock. You should also install Windows 7 to the new drive first.
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10 Oct 2012   #14

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There is no way I can clone this drive?
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10 Oct 2012   #15

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Yes you can clone but you'd still need to have the destination drive attached in some way, or put both drive in another PC and use Macrium Reflect FREE Edition - Information and download
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10 Oct 2012   #16

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Ok so I can use that program when I have the new operating system installed and attach the old HDD to clone its content to the new one.
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10 Oct 2012   #17

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No no no. A clone is a complete, exact copy of a drive
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10 Oct 2012   #18

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So what are the steps to doing it?
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10 Oct 2012   #19

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11 Oct 2012   #20

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So they shipped the HDD and I got it today, I used Reflect to clone the drive and it is flawless!

Thank you everyone who helped!
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