Laptop hard drive failing...

By JimDav
Jan 2, 2011
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  1. I suspect the HD on a laptop is close to giving up the ghost. It is making strange clicking / humming noise all the time but still works (not sure how long before it packs in altogether!!).

    I have changed out HDs in laptops before - pretty straightforward job, and reinstalled Windows.

    An idea occurred to avoid losing files / data etc......

    Is it possible to remove the dying HD and copy it exactly to a new HD using another PC so that the new HD can be fitted into the laptop in place of the old HD and work OK?????????????

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

  3. JimDav

    JimDav TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 36

    Might be tricky getting one in UK - will look around.

    I do have an old USB HD which is dead and have used the case to house HDs from laptops & connect via usb to another machine - is this something I could use to clone the dying HD?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Acronis. See if one of your UK online PC part retailers carries the Apricon I linked you to.

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