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Always fails to Clone/copy old hard disk with bad sector

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    Always fails to Clone/copy old hard disk with bad sector

    It always fails to Clone/copy my current hard that has bad sectors, to a new hard disk. My present HDD is a 320GB and its health is really bad. I bought a new 500 hard disk and tried to clone and copy the whole HDD. I tried Paragon HDD Manager, O&O disk image and other two Software. All of them failed to clone or copy my old hard disk to new one.

    What is the best solution. Paragon, copied data partially and gave an error at 80%. I tried few times and the same thing happened

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    Maybe try running

    chkdsk {drive letter} /f
    as in
    chkdsk D: /f

    on the older drive it will identify and lock out the errant sectors. The "/F" means "Fix" so run it first without that and see what it returns as "Bad Sectors" then try the clone.
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    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    I have found that easeus's Todo Backup Workstation, works really well in this kind of situation. It will also take the image from a larger drive, to a smaller sized drive. As long as you do not exceed the capacity of the smaller drive. Same if you are going from say a 300gb to a 1TB.

    Worth the money for Todo workstation. It took me going through six different tools. Two of them being Linux based rescue tools. Before I found that Todo worked for a system that I was trying to get data off of, for a non-for-profit that had me fix a laptop for them.
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Always fails to Clone/copy old hard disk with bad sector
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