I am trying to install a new SDD into my laptop to speed things up. The SSD came with cloning software and installation guide which says I should take a backup before performing cloning the hard drive. I get to about 70% when the backup fails warning me I need to run chkdsk. I have attempted to run chkdsk but that get stuck on stage 4 of 5 at 11%. I left it for two days and nothing happened; stuck on exactly the same file number. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I just do the clone without a backup (if that even works) It is a pain but I am thinking of just doing a clean install, however does anyone know how I get my Windows O/S onto the new SSD which came with the laptop and Microsoft Office?