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Windows 7: Disk quandary: works fine, but failing: can't backup, clone or restore

05 Jul 2013   #11
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

whs: yes, it hung. Details in first post.

Sundeep: The PK in the registry failed to activate. Not the first time I've seen this. Somehow MS has segregated it from the COA key, and only the COA key works.


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05 Jul 2013   #12
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
The partition won't clone or back up. It hangs on bad sectors, whether I'm doing a sector-by-sector backup or not.
A little more detail. The partition above that wouldn't clone is the C drive, the main windows installation. What apparently would clone, though, is the factory restore partition. I thought I was in the money. But when I set it Active and booted to it it said "no operating system", so apparently the partition is deficient.
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06 Jul 2013   #13
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
whs: yes, it hung. Details in first post.

Sundeep: The PK in the registry failed to activate. Not the first time I've seen this. Somehow MS has segregated it from the COA key, and only the COA key works.
Hi paul1149,

Thanks for providing us this information. Please contact me through a private message and provide me your service tag and contact information so I may access your system records.

I would check the details and let you know if we can send out the MPI card for you.
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08 Jul 2013   #14
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Thanks, Sandeep. Please see PM.
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09 Jul 2013   #15
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
Thanks, Sandeep. Please see PM.
Hi paul1149,

Thanks for your message. I have replied to you on the same. Kindly provide us with the information requested so we can advise you further.
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19 Jul 2013   #16
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi paul1149,

Its great to hear that replacement USB stick has resolved this issue to your satisfaction. Please mark the thread as resolved so other users can also benefit from it.

Feel free to reach out to us.
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19 Jul 2013   #17
paul1149

Linux Lite 2.8 x64 (full-featured, fast, rock-solid)
 
 

Yes, the install media worked perfectly. Thanks very much!
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19 Jul 2013   #18
SandeepP

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149 View Post
Yes, the install media worked perfectly. Thanks very much!
Hi paul1149,

Thanks for marking the thread as solved. I am sure many other users would also benefit from it.

Glad to be of assistance to you. Feel free to reach out to us for any issues in future.
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