Question Corrupt HDD cloning issues

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Experienced PC enthusiast here, looking for advice on what to do here. I'm trying to clone my mom's old hard disk (upwards of 8 years old) onto an Nvm-e. Every time I try it, my progress stops at about 40% and will not progress further. I left it overnight and still no luck. I tried defragging it to the best of my softwares ability, still no. Just seeing if anybody has any other suggestions for me to try before I say screw it and start from scratch.
 

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Experienced PC enthusiast here, looking for advice on what to do here. I'm trying to clone my mom's old hard disk (upwards of 8 years old) onto an Nvm-e. Every time I try it, my progress stops at about 40% and will not progress further. I left it overnight and still no luck. I tried defragging it to the best of my softwares ability, still no. Just seeing if anybody has any other suggestions for me to try before I say screw it and start from scratch.
If it is corrupt, cloning will not work.
Even if it completes, all you've done is clone failed data.
 

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Experienced PC enthusiast here, looking for advice on what to do here. I'm trying to clone my mom's old hard disk (upwards of 8 years old) onto an Nvm-e. Every time I try it, my progress stops at about 40% and will not progress further. I left it overnight and still no luck. I tried defragging it to the best of my softwares ability, still no. Just seeing if anybody has any other suggestions for me to try before I say screw it and start from scratch.
Why the clone operation?

What is the desired end state?
 

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Why the clone operation?

What is the desired end state?
My mom doesn't want to have to go through another fresh restart of windows and I upgraded/ downsided her current computer. If I put a fresh install of windows on here it will take her forever to move all the things where she wants it to be back on there.
 

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My mom doesn't want to have to go through another fresh restart of windows and I upgraded/ downsided her current computer. If I put a fresh install of windows on here it will take her forever to move all the things where she wants it to be back on there.
Is this to go into a whole different system?

Even with perfect conditions, which does not seem to be the case here, this is likely to fail.

Moving a drive+OS (and a clone counts) to a whole new system often fails completely.
 
Experienced PC enthusiast here, looking for advice on what to do here. I'm trying to clone my mom's old hard disk (upwards of 8 years old) onto an Nvm-e. Every time I try it, my progress stops at about 40% and will not progress further. I left it overnight and still no luck. I tried defragging it to the best of my softwares ability, still no. Just seeing if anybody has any other suggestions for me to try before I say screw it and start from scratch.
What is the size of the hdd and the ssd?
 

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Old: i5-6500, mobo unknown, 3TB WD blue (only has 430 GB used), gtx 1050, 8GB ddr3

New: i3-12300k, 16GB ddr4, 500GB samsung 970 pro Nvm-e, on board graphics
 

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Old: i5-6500, mobo unknown, 3TB WD blue (only has 430 GB used), gtx 1050, 8GB ddr3

New: i3-12300k, 16GB ddr4, 500GB samsung 970 pro Nvm-e, on board graphics
Multiple reasons why this would fail:
  1. Too much data to clone into a 500GB drive.
  2. 6 generation jump, new motherboard.
  3. Possible corrupted source drive or data.
As much as it might be a pain, a fresh OS install on the new system is needed/required here.
 

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Multiple reasons why this would fail:
  1. Too much data to clone into a 500GB drive.
  2. 6 generation jump, new motherboard.
  3. Possible corrupted source drive or data.
As much as it might be a pain, a fresh OS install on the new system is needed/required here.
I was hoping you wouldn't say that. Thanks for the advice.
 

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