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Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Mon 28-Sep-15 09:46:31
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Any reliable FREE SW to conne my Windows 7 hard-disk??


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There are "signs", such as failing to boot-up, may freeze-up while using it until it was resetting my PC, that my Windows 7 desktop is about to go! I would tend to suspect its hard-disk or intermittent poor contacts
I intend to clean up the "essential-contacts" to make sure that it is'nt due to poor-contacts. My existing hard-disk is partitioned into Drive-C Primary, logical Drives D, E and F respectively. In case that was due to my hard-disk, is there any "reliable" Conning SW which allows me to completely conne my doddge hard-disk and all its partitions to a new 1TB internal hard-disk in Windows 7 environment??

Many thanks

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Mon 28-Sep-15 10:07:33
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Re: Any reliable FREE SW to conne my Windows 7 hard-disk??


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Conne? Oh, clone http://uk.pcmag.com/storage-devices-reviews/14364/fe...
Standard User Oldjim
(knowledge is power) Mon 28-Sep-15 11:23:14
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Depends on the new drive manufacturer - many of them include free disk cloning software
As an example Seagate include a cut down version of Acronis


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Standard User TinyMongomery
(member) Mon 28-Sep-15 12:01:58
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Re: Any reliable FREE SW to conne my Windows 7 hard-disk??


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Paragon Partition Manager (Free Edition) includes disk cloning abilities.
Standard User OCdragon
(experienced) Mon 28-Sep-15 14:33:09
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Sorry about my spelling mistake, it is "Cloning" not "Conning"!
Thank you for your suggestion and I will look into the FREE SWs recommended!

P.S: I have decided to try "cleaning" my PC Motherboard's essential connectors such as Memory connectors, power connector, graphic card's, & hard-disk's etc by contact-cleaner & dry-air blower, hopping to single out poor/dried connector issues. My PC was quite dusty when I first opened it. Let see if my previous PC problems would go away or not prior to consider changing my Hard Drive!

Thanks for all hard drive's cloning suggestion, it is much appreciated!!

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Edited by OCdragon (Mon 28-Sep-15 18:01:38)

Standard User Kaufhof
(experienced) Mon 05-Oct-15 17:04:35
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I know I'm not a Windows user, but I wouldn’t jump to the the conclusion that a hard drive was failing!

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 06-Oct-15 08:52:44
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Even if it is not your drive failing, at this time, still best to use some software to make a image backup,Macrium Reflectwill both clone and make a image and people seems to swear by it.
I use Acronis true image myself, but that is not free

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Standard User longedge
(committed) Tue 06-Oct-15 11:02:21
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I subscribed to BitsduJour some years ago where there are occasional 100% discount offers. I've got Malwarebytes Premium, Hard Disk Sentinel and Paragon Hard Disk Manager amongst others over time. You do need to be wary and sort the wheat from the chaff though.
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