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Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Thank you for your suggestions. I have another question but this one is related to imaging. Will I be able to save things like program settings? I hope that I'll still be able to use my current copy of jaws on a new drive.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:49 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, you can use an external drive as the target for a clone, but you won't be able to boot from it over USB. You would have to clone the external drive back on to the new internal drive before you could boot from it. An image is probably an over all simpler solution.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, would cloning work if the target disk is an external?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

The end result is the same, but cloning involves performing a direct copy of one disk to another, while imaging involves saving the disk contents to an image file and then restoring it on to the new drive. Obviously since you don't have the new drive yet, cloning would not be a possibility at this time. Unless of course you have a spare disk you can use as a target for a temporary clone in the short term. You could then clone that disk back on to the new one when it arrives.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an
external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will
try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home
premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced
with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to
allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need
assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk
Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been
updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may
be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive
myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the
drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 

Cloning simply means copying one drive directly on to another so the question of whether a clone takes up more space than an image is not applicable.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Melissa" <melissa.j.hammitt@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:50 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I had to do something similar to this a bit ago and it was easier than
I feared it would be. Active@ is really easy to use when it comes to
making and restoring images of your computer.

Question, do clones of hard drives take up more space than image backups?

On 9/11/16, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
XXCLONE is a Windows application and you can use it while Windows is
running.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos are you sure I can run it when Windows is running? Guess it's only

for DOS? Did not check it recently though.


On 9/11/2016 5:28 PM, Carlos wrote:
For cloning you can try the free edition of XXCLONE.
http://www.xxclone.com/
Although it requires use of the JAWS or equivalent cursor.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional
enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you
will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7,
Active@ Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has
been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because
there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me
clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I
can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some
money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore
everything.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all
of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard
drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members.
Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to
reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."
























Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

 

I had to do something similar to this a bit ago and it was easier than
I feared it would be. Active@ is really easy to use when it comes to
making and restoring images of your computer.

Question, do clones of hard drives take up more space than image backups?

On 9/11/16, Carlos <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com> wrote:
XXCLONE is a Windows application and you can use it while Windows is
running.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos are you sure I can run it when Windows is running? Guess it's only

for DOS? Did not check it recently though.


On 9/11/2016 5:28 PM, Carlos wrote:
For cloning you can try the free edition of XXCLONE.
http://www.xxclone.com/
Although it requires use of the JAWS or equivalent cursor.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional
enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you
will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7,
Active@ Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has
been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because
there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me
clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I
can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some
money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore
everything.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all
of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard
drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members.
Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to
reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."
























Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 

Yes, you can use an external drive as the target for a clone, but you won't be able to boot from it over USB. You would have to clone the external drive back on to the new internal drive before you could boot from it. An image is probably an over all simpler solution.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:41 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, would cloning work if the target disk is an external?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

The end result is the same, but cloning involves performing a direct copy of one disk to another, while imaging involves saving the disk contents to an image file and then restoring it on to the new drive. Obviously since you don't have the new drive yet, cloning would not be a possibility at this time. Unless of course you have a spare disk you can use as a target for a temporary clone in the short term. You could then clone that disk back on to the new one when it arrives.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an
external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will
try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home
premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced
with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to
allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need
assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk
Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been
updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may
be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive
myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the
drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Thank you, I'm going to save these model numbers and shop around a bit.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:43 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

You could accept about $50.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/844592-REG/Seagate_ST1000DM003_1TB_Ba
rracuda_Internal_Hard.html
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/903174-REG/western_digital_wd10ezex_1
tb_wd_caviar_blue.html
I personally like WD drives a bit more.

On 9/11/2016 5:38 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hi, it's a 1 tb Sata drive by Seagate. I've never had to look at
internal drives but I'm wondering how much I could expect to pay for one
of these?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Well we also need to know the type of the HDD. IDE or SATA? I think
you could still find IDE hard drives, although the prices may sound crazy.

On 9/11/2016 4:49 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want to
use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't know
the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 

That depends on the cloning software. Some cloning software also allows you to copy only used sectors and select specific partitions. In the case of XXCLONE, this is not relevant since XXCLONE performs file based cloning as opposed to sector based cloning like many other cloning applications.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:37 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


As far as I know, when you clone a hard drive, you copy the entire drive regardless of partitions or available data on it. When using an imaging software like Active@ Disk Image, you have the option for selecting the sectors you want, without having to copy the entire hard drive.
Hope I explained well.

On 9/11/2016 5:32 PM, Sylvia wrote:
I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides, it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



























Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Edmond <gocloud84@...>
 

Yes almost. You got that right I think.

On 9/11/2016 5:39 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hi, let me see if I understand. If I clone the drive, its like taking an exact copy.


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

As far as I know, when you clone a hard drive, you copy the entire drive regardless of partitions or available data on it. When using an imaging software like Active@ Disk Image, you have the option for selecting the sectors you want, without having to copy the entire hard drive.
Hope I explained well.

On 9/11/2016 5:32 PM, Sylvia wrote:
I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional
enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you
will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7,
Active@ Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides, it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily.
If it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with
a SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse
and/or over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this
problem doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about
6.5 years old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the
drive can be replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to
having to reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best
option, I'm going to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you
can try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may
want to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I
don't know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are
lost."































Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Edmond <gocloud84@...>
 

On 9/11/2016 5:38 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hi, it's a 1 tb Sata drive by Seagate. I've never had to look at internal
drives but I'm wondering how much I could expect to pay for one of these?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Well we also need to know the type of the HDD. IDE or SATA? I think you
could still find IDE hard drives, although the prices may sound crazy.

On 9/11/2016 4:49 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want to
use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't know the
whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.




Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 

XXCLONE is a Windows application and you can use it while Windows is running.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:35 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos are you sure I can run it when Windows is running? Guess it's only for DOS? Did not check it recently though.


On 9/11/2016 5:28 PM, Carlos wrote:
For cloning you can try the free edition of XXCLONE.
http://www.xxclone.com/
Although it requires use of the JAWS or equivalent cursor.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional
enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you
will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7,
Active@ Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has
been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because
there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me
clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I
can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some
money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore
everything.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all
of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard
drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to
reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."




















Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Carlos, would cloning work if the target disk is an external?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:41 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

The end result is the same, but cloning involves performing a direct copy of one disk to another, while imaging involves saving the disk contents to an image file and then restoring it on to the new drive. Obviously since you don't have the new drive yet, cloning would not be a possibility at this time. Unless of course you have a spare disk you can use as a target for a temporary clone in the short term. You could then clone that disk back on to the new one when it arrives.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an
external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will
try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home
premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced
with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to
allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need
assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk
Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been
updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may
be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive
myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the
drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 

The end result is the same, but cloning involves performing a direct copy of one disk to another, while imaging involves saving the disk contents to an image file and then restoring it on to the new drive. Obviously since you don't have the new drive yet, cloning would not be a possibility at this time. Unless of course you have a spare disk you can use as a target for a temporary clone in the short term. You could then clone that disk back on to the new one when it arrives.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:32 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides, it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Hi, let me see if I understand. If I clone the drive, its like taking an exact copy.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:37 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

As far as I know, when you clone a hard drive, you copy the entire drive regardless of partitions or available data on it. When using an imaging software like Active@ Disk Image, you have the option for selecting the sectors you want, without having to copy the entire hard drive.
Hope I explained well.

On 9/11/2016 5:32 PM, Sylvia wrote:
I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional
enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you
will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7,
Active@ Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides, it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily.
If it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with
a SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse
and/or over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this
problem doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about
6.5 years old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the
drive can be replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to
having to reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best
option, I'm going to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you
can try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may
want to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I
don't know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are
lost."




























Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Hi, it's a 1 tb Sata drive by Seagate. I've never had to look at internal
drives but I'm wondering how much I could expect to pay for one of these?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:51 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Well we also need to know the type of the HDD. IDE or SATA? I think you
could still find IDE hard drives, although the prices may sound crazy.

On 9/11/2016 4:49 PM, Ann Parsons wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want to
use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't know the
whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.


Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Edmond <gocloud84@...>
 

As far as I know, when you clone a hard drive, you copy the entire drive regardless of partitions or available data on it. When using an imaging software like Active@ Disk Image, you have the option for selecting the sectors you want, without having to copy the entire hard drive.
Hope I explained well.

On 9/11/2016 5:32 PM, Sylvia wrote:
I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides, it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."



























Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Edmond <gocloud84@...>
 

Carlos are you sure I can run it when Windows is running? Guess it's only for DOS? Did not check it recently though.

On 9/11/2016 5:28 PM, Carlos wrote:
For cloning you can try the free edition of XXCLONE.
http://www.xxclone.com/
Although it requires use of the JAWS or equivalent cursor.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional
enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you
will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7,
Active@ Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has
been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because
there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me
clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I
can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some
money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore
everything.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all
of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On
Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard
drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to
reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."




















Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Edmond <gocloud84@...>
 

Active@ Disk Image Lite works well with the Anniversary update. I use it in urgent situations.

On 9/11/2016 5:25 PM, Carlos wrote:
In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough
to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need
assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@
Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the
Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has
been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there
may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image
the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an
image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the
road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf
Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."


















Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

I have another question. Can you explain the difference between cloning and imaging?

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:31 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an external drive if you have one.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides, it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 

I would suggest creating the image as soon as possible. And save it to an external drive if you have one.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:28 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.



-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Sylvia <sylvia0647@...>
 

Thanks Carlos, for now the drive seems to be functional enough that I will try and use the first program you suggested since I'm using Windows home premium. If the drive stops functioning altogether, I'm sure I'll be faced with an entirely new problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk Image Lite http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."





Re: Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Carlos
 

For cloning you can try the free edition of XXCLONE.
http://www.xxclone.com/
Although it requires use of the JAWS or equivalent cursor.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Carlos" <carlos1106@nyc.rr.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


In theory you can do it yourself if the drive is still functional enough to allow cloning/imaging via standard means, but otherwise you will need assistance from a technician. If you are running Windows 7, Active@ Disk Image Lite
http://www.disk-image.net/disk-image-freeware.htm
is free and will allow you to create an image. If you are running the Anniversary build of Windows 10, I would recommend something which has been updated more recently such as Image for Windows.
http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/image-for-windows.htm
Although it is not free.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'm going to apologize in advance for all of my questions because there may be a lot of them. Are there programs that will let me clone/image the drive myself or should I let someone else do it? If I can make an image of the drive, this might be easier or save me some money down the road.




-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:15 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Yes, cloning or using an image from the old drive will restore everything.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sylvia" <sylvia0647@gmail.com>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


Carlos, if I image from the old drive, will I be able to transfer all of my
programs over without having to reinstall them from scratch?


-----Original Message-----
From: main@TechTalk.groups.io [mailto:main@TechTalk.groups.io] On Behalf Of
Carlos
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 8:03 PM
To: main@TechTalk.groups.io
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive

Not everyone is technically comfortable enough to replace a hard drive. I
suspect that is probably true of the majority of list members. Besides,
it's not just a matter of replacing the drive. You also have to reinstall
Windows or clone/image from the old drive.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Edmond Nazarian via Groups.io" <gocloud84=aol.com@groups.io>
To: <main@TechTalk.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2016 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Urgent help needed: failing hard drive


I'd try replacing the HDD on my own. Every tech could do it easily. If
it is a computer from the last 7 years then you can simply go with a
SATA hard drive.
Let us know what capacity you need and we'll try to find a good deal.
I believe contacting Dell should not be a good idea because your
computer is less likely in warranty, and Dell may either refuse and/or
over charge you for such replacement.

On 9/11/2016 4:53 PM, Sylvia wrote:
Hello, I have all of my data backed up on an external so this problem
doesn't seem like a total disaster. This computer is about 6.5 years
old so I might have to contact Dell to find out if the drive can be
replaced at all. I'm not really looking forward to having to
reinstall windows but if that's going to be my best option, I'm going
to ask for help.

On 9/11/16, Ann Parsons <akp@sero.email> wrote:
Hi all,

My immediate reaction is replace the hard drive ASAP so that you can
try to recover your data. Now, if you're running XP, you may want
to use your failing HD as an excuse to get a new system. I don't
know the whole story so I can't say.

Ann P.

--
Ann K. Parsons
Portal Tutoring
** New EMAIL: akp@sero.email
web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info
Skype: Putertutor

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost."