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NZHawk
02-10-2006, 02:46 PM
Can a hard drive with bad sectors be successfully cloned?

Thank you

pctek
02-10-2006, 03:51 PM
It can with Ghost 2003 - don't know about other cloning software..

gibler
02-10-2006, 04:03 PM
Here is a fun True Image thread (http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=82535&page=1).

It has never really worked that well for me (but then again the drives didn't just have a few bad sectors, they were wriggling corpses) with ghost. Backup the important data normally first (use Knoppix or the like if Windows isn't bootable).

drcspy
03-10-2006, 04:12 AM
with ghost you need to fiddle with the 'options' screen when you start ghost to 'ignore crc errors' and to 'force cloning of bad sectors' .....it'll work that way.....you 'may' lose some data from when it tries to copy the 'bad' stuff but it WILL clone .....