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Windows 7: Cloning a hard drive results in corrupting the disk

2 Weeks Ago   #1
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 
Cloning a hard drive results in corrupting the disk

Hope this is the right forum. I've tried three times to clone my hard drive to another hard drive in a Caddy connected via a USB port. I've used Mini Tool wizard to do the cloning. It's worked perfectly several times before. Now after completing the cloning the clone cant be read. It pops up 'Disk is corrupt'. The disk cloning from is a SSD 232gb with 228gb used. The dick cloned to is a HDD also 232gb with 97gb used (although I dont know by what as it's a blank formatted disk). Both are formatted NFTS. After formatting but before cloning the disk can be read and can be copied to and from. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks

I'm running W7 Home on a desktop. The Caddy is made by Inateck


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Ukdodger,

Can you post a screenshot of the Disk Management. Click Start => in the search box type diskmgmt.msc => press Enter.

It might be best to run CHKDSK [Check Disk] and SFC [System File Checker] before you do the clone!

I hope this helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Hi, thanks for reply. I already did a chkdsk and it comes up clean. Screenshot below.



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2 Weeks Ago   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Are you cloning while in windows as that is often the problem as it changes all the time it best to use a clone software boot disk and do it from there
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

No Mini Tool shuts everything down then reboots Windows after it's finished cloning.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Try using Macrium Reflect Free to do the cloning.
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
Ukdodger

Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Try using Macrium Reflect Free to do the cloning.

Thanks if I cant sort this I will.
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It depends what sort of "clone" you want. Most so called cloning programs just copy the used sectors, automatically excluding certain things, and change the disk signature of the target as well as adjusting the boot entries(s). Even if you select all sectors, you will find , for example, that you can't access shadow copies after "cloning" with those programs. That is what macrium and most others do. Those are not true clones.

Some have extra features, such as allowing user defined exclusions - O&O Diskimage has extra features for that kind of thing.

If you want a true clone, you could use something like Clonezilla. It is included in parted magic - available here:
Download Parted Magic - MajorGeeks

Because it is a true clone, you will need to detach the source drive before booting into the clone.
That is because windows will change the disk signature of one of the disks if two online disks have the same sig.
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Parted Magic user interface:

Cloning a hard drive results in corrupting the disk-partedmagic.png


O&O Diskimage - user defined "cloning"

Cloning a hard drive results in corrupting the disk-o-ocloneoptions.jpg


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2 Weeks Ago   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

O&O diskImage 11 Pro is stiill available on free giveaway
register here
Registrieren Sie sich hier fur Ihre kostenlose Vollversion von O&O DiskImage 11
They send an email, click the link in that email, and they send your license
Download the program in ENGLISH :
Download Archive

Suggest you make bootable disk ( make boot disk function is included in O&O interface ), and boot that to clone.


Parted magic bootable media is available free from majorgeeks
Download Parted Magic - MajorGeeks
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