Copy Boot Partition

By astrolabe
Mar 18, 2007
  1. Hi

    I have a HD drive which is coming to the end of its useful days - so I bought a new one.

    I use Paragon's Partition manager to copy the old to the new drive... Problem. It won't copy the drive, nor the partition. I can copy all the files but of course the new drive won't boot.

    I've defragmented the old drive, Chkdsk /f, used Paragon's File Integrety Option and surface tested the old drive.

    1. Chkdsk found a few problems and reported that it had corrected them.
    2. Paragons' File Integrety was happy after Chkdsk.
    3. Surface Testing produced an I/O Error which I still can't get rid of.
    What is the collective's view of what I should do next?

    The Drive is currently quite happy but I have not intention of leaving it.

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Try using a program like Seagate's DiskWizard to clone and install the new drive. If this fails, the old drive is toast and you'll be better off starting with a fresh OS install
  3. astrolabe

    astrolabe TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 16

    Oh dear - Seagate copied the drive without any problem. I'll email my discoveries to Paragon to see what they've got to say...

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