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Windows 7: Thinking this is a hardware issue

07 Nov 2010   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Thinking this is a hardware issue

When trying to backup on Norton Ghost, i get this error (tried backing up to 2 different drives)

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08 Nov 2010   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Sounds like the source drive is where the problem is. You will likely need to run the "chkdsk /r /f" command with both switches on the C drive as well as checking to see how large the image will be compared to the actual amount of drive space available of the destination drive.

If you are trying to see an image from your main drive use the option included in 7. That always seems to be right on the money as far as the backup images and restoration of them later. The 3rd party programs are then simply left mostly for secondary drives.

They can see errors at times especially if the program itself is suffering a glitch of some kind. Still you will want to check the volume to see if it is found "dirty" with some errors to fix.
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09 Nov 2010   #3
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well I ran it, and I didnt see if it had any issues as I started it then went to bed. But the backup still fails. It had to be the source drive considering I've tried 2 different drives. Does that mean I would have to go get another hard drive?


and this I/O error seems to be the error I got when trying to partition my disk a long while ago. I never figured out how to fix it.
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09 Nov 2010   #4
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With too many repeat efforts failing to see a working image with any option I would have to suspect the OS drive is having a problem.

The best advice here would be running a drive diagnostics utility from Toshiba to find out if you are seeing bad sectors or a drive that will fail at some point.

As far as the option for a full system image in 7 I've been restoring several images since the start of the year first on the old build where the board quit and now the new build with each restoration having a success. The lack of success you are seeing however does suggest the main drive you have there is at fault for the continual problems. I think you are realizing that yourself.

At this point I would suggest a good run of diagnostics tool and consider replacing the drive. If still under warranty you may be able to have Toshiba replace it for you.
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09 Nov 2010   #5
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Try selecting the "ignore bad sectors" option If it works, you have bad sectors:

Run chkdsk once more just to be sure, sometimes it does not catch the first time around. I would also try to monitor it, if it is not giving you a report...
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09 Nov 2010   #6
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's if Ghost has that option. I know the 7 backup option will simply create an image automatically once the drives and partitions on it are detected if the 100mb and others are present. A repeat run of the check disk won't hurt any as Liquidsnak advised however. Never rule anything out completely!
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09 Nov 2010   #7
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Well ghost doesn't have that option (as far as I can find), and I cant find the diagnostics tool from Toshiba.com
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09 Nov 2010   #8
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I just realized I looked up the manual for Symantec software My fault.

Toshiba is fairly useless in the utilities department. Use Seagate's seatools:

| Seagate
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10 Nov 2010   #9
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

Will it work with my *insert some jap. name that starts with an f* toshiba hard drive?
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10 Nov 2010   #10
Baloney

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Gyes, help me please! I know this is totally off-topic but I'm a newbee and I just activated my account. How do I start my own thread/forum (whatever its called)? Any help would be appreciated! The reason I'm putting it here is because this is the newest thread/forum (whatever its called) I could find, I just chose it randomly.


GO USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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