I have a problem I ran AOMEI disk clone and selected sector by sector ect. but the cloning took less than 1 minute! so im not convinced it worked. And then windows explorer popup said "you need to format yada yada disk before.." now im just confused and dont know what to do.
Windows 10 hard drive failing (I think)
Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:07 PM
Which disk is it saying you need to format? Hopefully the new one. Does the disk have a drive letter in Explorer?
Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:38 PM
Did AOMEI warn you that there was data on the target disk? Check the properties on each disk and see if the sizes match
Posted 29 September 2016 - 11:57 PM
It didn't work. A cloned drive would have the same partitions as the original. Also since this is Windows 10 it can (and does) have more than the 4 partitions that MBR allows. Expect the problem is that the new drive has an MBR and not a GPT. Right click on the Disk 1 in Disk Management and it should have an option to Convert to GPT. Once that is done I expect the cloning will work better. That's probably the real reason that Macrium didn't work.
Bed time for me.
Posted 30 September 2016 - 12:09 AM
OK goodnight and thank you for all the help really appreciate it
Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:20 AM
Try deleting all of the partitions on Disk 1 first. That may ungray the convert option.
It should also be possible to use diskpart from an elevated command prompt:
AOMEI is supposed to work with GPT disks so once you get the mbr changed to GPT try to clone again.
Posted 30 September 2016 - 06:09 PM
Im still just all over the place now. Ive tried multiple clone softwares and im not even aware if I have to or can, return my new drive to normal like when I got it again. And furthermore, I dont even remember how it showed up and what it appeared as in explorer before I altered it. Some have told me format = Dont do it. But wouldn't formating it return it to normal? should I really be cloning it again and again without undoing the previous work? what clone software should I proceed with now if any
Edited by Established301, 30 September 2016 - 06:14 PM.
Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:22 PM
I deleted all partitions via command prompt as the manager was not giving me the option. Now I right click and it says "convert to mbr" does that mean its already gpt?
Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:26 PM
Oh you were right, macrium destination was MBR and source was GPT on the failed attempt log. Now they are both GPT. Attempting macrium clone again.
Posted 30 September 2016 - 07:39 PM
From the looks of the picture it is now GPT so not surprising that the option now says to Convert to MBR.
It's not a good clone tho. The partitions should line up with the source when you get it right.
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