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  1.    06 Mar 2017 #71
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    I would recommend you start copying files only that you want to keep (movies, photos, documents, etc) to the external drive. It looks like you are not going to get a complete backup. When you replace the hard drive with a new one, you will have to do a clean install of Windows 10. You will probably have to use another computer to download and make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD, unless you have a friend that already has one made they can let you use or give to you.
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  2.    06 Mar 2017 #72
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    In Macrium Reflect under Advanced, there is an Ignore bad sectors when creating images option, worth a shot maybe?

    I'd still do as NavyLCDR says though and save all your important data in case you do have to end up re-installing.
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  3.    06 Mar 2017 #73
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    I would recommend you start copying files only that you want to keep (movies, photos, documents, etc) to the external drive. It looks like you are not going to get a complete backup. When you replace the hard drive with a new one, you will have to do a clean install of Windows 10. You will probably have to use another computer to download and make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive or DVD, unless you have a friend that already has one made they can let you use or give to you.
    I was thinking of putting my Dell hard drive it has windows 7 professional on it. It's only 250GB HDD. Would that not work?
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  4.    06 Mar 2017 #74
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    Quote Originally Posted by clam1952 View Post
    In Macrium Reflect under Advanced, there is an Ignore bad sectors when creating images option, worth a shot maybe?

    I'd still do as NavyLCDR says though and save all your important data in case you do have to end up re-installing.
    Going to try that now mate. Thanks for the help. Jeezo is there an easier way to replace the HDD HP Pavilion 15-n290sa HDD Replacement/SSD Upgrade Guide - YouTube
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  5.    06 Mar 2017 #75
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    Taking the bottom off the computer to get to the hard drive is not as hard as it looks. Just make sure to carefully pry the bottom off once all the screws are out. A little triangular cell phone opening tool works great (looks like a guitar pick). Now that I've done it on two different laptops it only takes a minute after the screws are out. Do NOT put Loctite on the screws when you put them back in! I made that mistake once (because I found the screws loose) and ended up sealing all the screws in and that computer will never come apart again without a drill

    The old Dell hard drive itself will definitely work, but the Windows 7 on it may or may not boot in the new computer. So I still highly recommend having a Windows 10 installation DVD or USB flash drive (which everyone should have for their computer anyway). If the Windows 7 does not boot, you can still do a clean install of Windows 10 to the hard drive. If Windows 7 does boot, you can upgrade it to Windows 10.
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  6.    06 Mar 2017 #76
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
    Going to try that now mate. Thanks for the help. Jeezo is there an easier way to replace the HDD HP Pavilion 15-n290sa HDD Replacement/SSD Upgrade Guide - YouTube
    Good grief that's nearly a full dismantle. On my oldish Toshiba, it's all of two screws and slide off a small cover to get the drive out. Doesn't look like HP intended to make it easy to replace a drive!

    Re: The Dell's drive, depending on how old it is it may not be a Sata drive. 250GB would seem to be more of an IDE laptop drive size, I'd check first.
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  7.    06 Mar 2017 #77
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Taking the bottom off the computer to get to the hard drive is not as hard as it looks. Just make sure to carefully pry the bottom off once all the screws are out. A little triangular cell phone opening tool works great (looks like a guitar pick). Now that I've done it on two different laptops it only takes a minute after the screws are out. Do NOT put Loctite on the screws when you put them back in! I made that mistake once (because I found the screws loose) and ended up sealing all the screws in and that computer will never come apart again without a drill

    The old Dell hard drive itself will definitely work, but the Windows 7 on it may or may not boot in the new computer. So I still highly recommend having a Windows 10 installation DVD or USB flash drive (which everyone should have for their computer anyway). If the Windows 7 does not boot, you can still do a clean install of Windows 10 to the hard drive. If Windows 7 does boot, you can upgrade it to Windows 10.
    I had a few Acronis backups. Including my niece and nephew's. I still have have my niece and nephew's and they don't even use it lol. And mines is gone typical. I deleted mine thinking that there would be enough room for my backup and it wasn't. Hence new external hard drive and my computer hard drive is gone. I've had no luck at all since moving house. Thanks again for the help mate. I deleted the WinRE partition and I then put my external hard drive in and it asked me to undo the deletion so I did. Doing Macrium backup again. Nightmare!
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  8.    06 Mar 2017 #78
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
    OK mate. I just want one question answered I want to copy the disk to my seagate external hard drive. But I don't want to loose my data on my internal drive. I am unsure what drive it's talking about that I will loose all the data on. If it's the external hard drive it doesn't matter. Thanks for the help again. Well appreciated.
    I believe that you could use Macrium to backup only the C-Drive (the OS) then do a clean install of Windows 10. Then you can use the backup to restore your old OS partition, with all of your data and apps, over the newly installed OS partition. Before you try that, lets hear what some our more learned gurus have to say about this.
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  9.    06 Mar 2017 #79
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Taking the bottom off the computer to get to the hard drive is not as hard as it looks. Just make sure to carefully pry the bottom off once all the screws are out. A little triangular cell phone opening tool works great (looks like a guitar pick). Now that I've done it on two different laptops it only takes a minute after the screws are out. Do NOT put Loctite on the screws when you put them back in! I made that mistake once (because I found the screws loose) and ended up sealing all the screws in and that computer will never come apart again without a drill

    The old Dell hard drive itself will definitely work, but the Windows 7 on it may or may not boot in the new computer. So I still highly recommend having a Windows 10 installation DVD or USB flash drive (which everyone should have for their computer anyway). If the Windows 7 does not boot, you can still do a clean install of Windows 10 to the hard drive. If Windows 7 does boot, you can upgrade it to Windows 10.
    Quote Originally Posted by SoFine409 View Post
    I believe that you could use Macrium to backup only the C-Drive (the OS) then do a clean install of Windows 10. Then you can use the backup to restore your old OS partition, with all of your data and apps, over the newly installed OS partition. Before you try that, lets hear what some our more learned gurus have to say about this.
    OK thank you not at home just now. I forgot to change Macrium advanced settings. So that will definitely have failed. I think the c drive has bad sectors too. So I don't know what will be backed up. As it was taking forever. You'll see in my last screenshot of Macrium,Acronis disk director sorted out the WinRE section. I cancelled it as it was taking forever to backup. And it was on c drive I cancelled it and it came up with over 1000 errors/cluster errors. I'll change it back to avoid bad errors. I only changed Macrium back to not ignore bad sectors to see if disk director sorted out all the problems. But obviously not. C drive has problems. So I think I'll go for the 1tb Toshiba hybrid drive as it's a good price for it.

    Thanks again for the help.
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  10.    06 Mar 2017 #80
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    Quote Originally Posted by clam1952 View Post
    Good grief that's nearly a full dismantle. On my oldish Toshiba, it's all of two screws and slide off a small cover to get the drive out. Doesn't look like HP intended to make it easy to replace a drive!

    Yip unbelievable. Dell was only 4 screws if I remember correctly. Got a good idea to sell it to local computer shop. I won't buy HP ever again in my life! pile of JUNK!

    Re: The Dell's drive, depending on how old it is it may not be a Sata drive. 250GB would seem to be more of an IDE laptop drive size, I'd check first.
    I think it was 4 year's ago. 6 year's max. maybe even get the Dell repaired. Video card is away on it if I remember correctly. I remember him testing it on another computer. My screen showed up. You guy's will know better.

    Thanks again for the help.
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