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Substitute for GHOST 11.5.1 ?

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Substitute for GHOST 11.5.1 ?

    Hi all,
    We are french computer repairmans. These recent years, we use ghost 11.5.1 to clone failed drive/windows (windows won't boot, black screen, slowness, etc). With 1 step, clone is done on a new disk (regardless of the new disk size). Now, GPT brings difficulites... We loss a lot of time, and that take 2 steps.

    • We use HDD Raw Copy Tool to past bad block. This force to use a same size disk, and it's very long.
    • We use Acronis to clone on a smaller disk ( cheaper for our custumers )

    We must find a solution !! There 4 things that we absolutely need in one software :

    • ignore bad blocks
    • clone on a different size, with possiblity to resize partition before the clone
    • faster than a raw copy
    • Possibility to save/extract an image file (like .vmdk with ghost)

    We test twenty and more software, we won't find the "Graal"
    Any suggestions ?

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  2. #2

    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64

    When you say 'ignore bad blocks' you mean to copy the disk as it is, with all the faults?
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    It's a ghost Windows, when you lunch a clone on a corrupted disk, like this:
    When the clone finish on the new disk, the PC boot up again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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