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New (to me) laptop, need to copy harddrive

Q: New (to me) laptop, need to copy harddrive

Bought a new to me (used) HP TouchSmart tm2 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed. However, after the first few uses upon start up I am getting messages telling me that hard drive failure is eminent. I did not get any back up or restore disks with the laptop so I would like to make an image or copy of the hard drive so I can install a new hard drive and copy the image on the new one.

What is the easiest, most economical way to go about this?

Thank you in advance and I apologize if this should be in another section!!

Rudy

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A: New (to me) laptop, need to copy harddrive

Immediately back up everything of value to a USB Flash Drive because your hard drive can crash at any second and recovery of info off of a crashed drive costs serious $.

Can you link us to this laptop? There are inexpensive ways to transfer/clone your hard drive.

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A:Copy files from corrupted laptop harddrive?

USB is not bootable unless the boot files and boot image exist on the drive. You can make it bootable with the HP Drive Key Boot Utility.

There are adapters for connecting laptop drives to desktops.

Another recovery option is the bootable UBCD4Win CD.

To boot from the network, there needs to exist a bootable XP installation to boot from, usually set up on a network drive (NAS).
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/copy-files-from-corrupted-laptop-harddrive.707056/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/harddrive-copy.272209/
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A:Copy of XP on Harddrive?

System manufacturer and model?

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A:Copy old harddrive to new one?

matos said:


If I got a new (bigger) harddrive for my computer? Will XP still run if I just copy all the files over to the new one or will I have to reinstall the system? Any advice I'd be grateful for. Thank you!

MatthewClick to expand...

You can clone one HD to the other , There are many free programs to do this . In the following link Elvandil list a bunch of programs http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/715808-how-do-i-clone-hard.html
 

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A:Harddrive slowing down during copy

First, the Windows file copy estimate time is bollocks. Don't even look at it, ever.

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Hi, we wont be able to help you, because the PC isn't yours.

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A:copy dvd movie to harddrive to sony walkman

You may want to review this web site's rules section regarding regarding "Circumventing Copy Protection".
 

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When you are in the installation, just choose the upgrade option.

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Apologize I read that wrong.

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A:Solved: Old Laptop Harddrive

Get one of these. Just connect the IDE portion to the hard drive and the USB to your desktop or notebook.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...56101&cm_re=ide_to_usb-_-12-156-101-_-Product

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Do you have a SMART monitoring program installed on your PC, such as CrystalDiskInfo - Software - Crystal Dew World ? If not, download and install it and see what it reports for the drive. Please include the report with your next reply so that we can give you better advice.

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Are you sure that's the exact error message ? I ask because I can't find anything about it with Google.

What OS is on the laptop ? Do you have any disks for it ?
 

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Please read and follow the rules when posting. We do not offer password support since the identity of an individual cannot be determined. Here is the relevant section of the rules.
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Quote:
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What you are seeing is the system partition and should not be edited at all. Everyone should have one if they have Windows 7.



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A:replacing dieing harddrive on a laptop

According to this Vista will still get security updates until 2017 :- http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-vista-consumer-support-extended-to-2017

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Hi -

The best course of action is to contact Acer Support and purchase a new set of Vista Recovery discs. I don't know their charge, but the last I looked, other OEMs charged about $30.

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http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/sel...tructions.aspx

When the system does get back up and fully functional with the key code in place - please validate the installation -

www.microsoft.com/genuine

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A:Solved: dead dell laptop harddrive help

Yes, I've put several laptop drives in my Dell's. They don't have to be ordered from the manufacturer.

So you could even get a larger one if you want.
 

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A:CHKDSK was started on new laptop. Is the harddrive broken?

Hello electricity and welcome to Seven Forums.

Others may disagree because it's a challenge to diagnose and repair problems. But in my opinion a new computer should not be running CHKDSK after installing Windows Updates and rebooting. I would take the computer back to the shop immediately. Otherwise they might try to blame you for damaging the laptop and not honor the warranty.

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A:Solved: Reformated laptop with external harddrive still plugged in!!!

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A:Harddrive noisy, stops and crashes in Dell Laptop

if it is only 3 months old why not contact Dell? I have a dell as well and any time I had problems they fixed it free. It will take some effort on your part by contacting dell (use the phone you will get better results) and explaining your problem. They have replaced a dvd rom drive, cables and countless software errors for me, for free.
 

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A:connected laptop harddrive to pc-access denied to some files

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A:Can't get past BIOS logo when laptop harddrive is plugged

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MaxS5


Hey,

I have an Asus k52j laptop and when I boot I can't get past BIOS logo but if I remove the harddrive I can access the BIOS and access any utilites on DVD. My laptop was really slow to boot and to access desktop and suddently I could not access anymore login screen and I had a black screen. Now I can't get past BIOS logo... so does it mean that I must change the HD? or it could be something else?


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A:Full HardDrive Cleaned Important data lost - Hp Laptop

If you ran clean ALL, you are SOL.

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A:brandnew gateway laptop continues to bluescreen even after harddrive reformat 64bit

Hello -

This seems to be the machine you're talking about

http://www.gateway.com/systems/product/529668240.php

You would seem to be running a 64bit Operating System, which DDS is not compatible with. That said, I don't think your issues are malware related. Those finds by Panda would seem to me to be false positives, as they are part of the Acer/Gateway install.

If it's brand new, and you're getting BSOD, you may want to contact the seller. Or, have the folks in the Windows Vista section help you troubleshoot the cause of the crashes.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/brandnew-gateway-laptop-continues-to-bluescreen-even-after-harddrive-reformat-64bit-409676.html