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by greybeard3
Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Will disk cloning work here?
Replies: 5
Views: 26970

Re: Will disk cloning work here?

I had the choice of running a complete overhaul of the disk surfaces or using the fast method. I chose the fast method as the the complete reading and repair would have taken weeks, I think, judging by the progress counter. Even so the flobo program found and repaired many thousand bad sectors. I th...
by greybeard3
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Will disk cloning work here?
Replies: 5
Views: 26970

Re: Will disk cloning work here?

Thanks for your pointing to UBCDWin but I decided to go with BartPE rather than UBCDWin as the latter program held an awful lot of stuff I would never use. I have now managed to run Flobo through BartPE and it is chuntering away repairing (I hope) as it goes along. It is going to take a few hours be...
by greybeard3
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Will disk cloning work here?
Replies: 5
Views: 26970

Re: Will disk cloning work here?

Thanks for your advice, much appreciated. I have had several attempts at wiping, copying and generally re-formatting the faulty drive. All to no avail. I hate giving up but it all comes back to the fact that there are probably damaged sectors on the disk. The drive is out of guarantee even though it...
by greybeard3
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: Will disk cloning work here?
Replies: 5
Views: 26970

Will disk cloning work here?

I have messed up the 320Gb Hdd on one of my Samsung Laptops. It started out with a suspect virus which stopped the machine from working correctly, mainly causing problems with passwords. I ran various repair programs and now have a hdd which doesn't work and is reported as being faulty by the Samsun...