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Computer HDD Error on Gateway Laptop.

  1. #11

    I have my sisters old drive and is there a tutorial to wipe it clean and do whatever you said?And no, I don't have an install disk.

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  2. #12

    You can use Macrium Reflect Free to clone the old drive to the new one.

    INfo on how to here: v5: How to clone a disk (Clone Disk, v5)
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  3. #13

    I do not have access to both drives at a time.
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  4. #14

    You can use something like a USB to SATA/IDE Hard drive connector to connect the drive from your sister to the laptop at the same time the old drive is still installed in the laptop.

    The use Macrium to clone the old drive to the new drive. Swap drives and youy done.
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  5. #15

    I have them now, but im worried when transfering the data. Will it mess up when accessing all the sectors?
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  6. #16

    No way to tell.Depends on how bad the disk is. From what you've described it should clone okay.

    Only way to know is to do it.
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  7. #17

    How could I tell if it died?
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  8. #18

    Can you boot it? Does it currently work. If so then it has not died yet. Replace and clone as soon as possible and don't use it any more than absolutely necessary.
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  9. #19

    Im sure it can boot. I havent booted it up yet in like 3 days? Still waiting for the SATA to USB. But I was just wondering how to detect if it's failed and died.
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  10. #20

    Like I said, if it boots it isn't dead yet. Hopefully it will boot and run long enough for you to complete the clone operation.

    Good luck.
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