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Windows 10 hard drive failing (I think)


Best Answer RKinner , 01 September 2016 - 06:41 AM

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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.


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Which disk is it saying you need to format?  Hopefully the new one.  Does the disk have a drive letter in Explorer?  


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Which disk is it saying you need to format?  Hopefully the new one.  Does the disk have a drive letter in Explorer?  

I see a few disks

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Did AOMEI warn you that there was data on the target disk?  Check the properties on each disk and see if the sizes match


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Ps: in management there is an option "convert to dynamic" not sure if that is something I should do.


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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.

 

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That option is grayed out


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OK goodnight and thank you for all the help really appreciate it   :spoton:


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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:

 

https://technet.micr...1(v=ws.11).aspx

 

AOMEI is supposed to work with GPT disks so once you get the mbr changed to GPT try to clone again.


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Capture mbr or.PNG but when I right click it shows me this dropdown not "convert to GPT"

 

 

 

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


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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? 


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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.


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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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