System repair Aughhhh

zbrains

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Ok my power was "flickering" the other day and well ever scince my computer keeps making me run system repair and well it always finds the same problem; disk errors. and well when evver it does its 1-2 hour thing my pc comes out working fine. only REAL dammage i see is a loss of a few frames in my games with my GTX260 i probly cant fix that. but the real issue is how do i fix my hardrive up so it dosent do system repair annymore?
 

tobensg

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Good idea to clone the drive, but to save you time finding out how to clone and the best software to use, i would just copy/backup your important data onto another HDD or DVD as soon as possible. Then once you have your data backed up, then worry about cloning the drive.
 

Hellboy

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get another hard disk and an external hard drive caddy - make sure its the right one either sata or ide..

then get acronis, then clone the hard disk.
 
You may be cloning file corruption, in your situation I'd backup whats important and install the operating system fresh on the new HDD, then transfer the important files to the new HDD.

It sounds from your description you're on the verge of total HDD failure, so you'd better backup your important data as quick as you can.

I would not clone a failing HDD, cloning is really for healthy HDDs, to just upgrade to a larger capacity or faster HDD than the one you're running, because cloning will also clone problems.
 

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ive cloned hard disks which show these errors and 90% of the time - no errors are copied accross

and ive cloned over 50 hard disks this way.

if the machine boots in to windows then it would be ok.. it saves so much time and effort doing it anyother way but as ryan says..


time is on your hands before a total hard disk failure

i wouldnt switch it of if i were you op.