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    Windows 11 Pro - Windows 7 HP - Lubuntu

    TKR99 said:
    Oops - wish I'd read your post 10 mins ago - just got a Seagate 2TB one as it was really all I could afford. So what's the current storage option over HDDs? SSD?
    Yes, SSDs.
    You can be very lucky with the HDD but a SSD has everything to be more reliable.
    2T SSDs
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    TKR99 said:
    Oops - wish I'd read your post 10 mins ago - just got a Seagate 2TB one as it was really all I could afford. So what's the current storage option over HDDs? SSD?
    Seagate are fine. I run 4 in a RAID 10 for years and 2 in the system for over 6 years. OS is on a NVMe SSD.

    If you haven't done so, do the following:
    • Run chkdsk /F /R

    It could be a HDD going.

    If all should be well as a last resort you can do a repair install (keep files and apps) of Windows 10.
    In combination with the above tweaking.com I solved over the years any major issues.
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    So I've not yet got to undertake this task but should do in the next day or so.

    I wanted to ascertain before I get into it., how I then clone the drive using Mint - is there a walkthrough somewhere I can work with, or is it similar to Windows where I could perhaps use software to undertake the task. I'm as much dreading the length of time it's likely to take as well so wondering if I could just clone partitions separately which would speed things up a shade?

    Never used to be so challenging - I think I did do it before using Partition Master but that was with a healthy host drive.

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    Hi guys
    I'm just wondering if I could use Partition Master to move stuff from my failing drive to the new one, as I've had endless issues trying to get Linux bootable on my USB drive - firstly it seemed to have been created ok, but then wasn't recognised when booting (& yes, I put it first in the boot order) then when I tried to redo the process of putting it on the flash drive, I got other errors that indicated a corrupted partition or something like that. Long story short - after 2 hours fighting with it yesterday & getting nowhere I just want a simpler fix if that's possible. I have ordered another flash drive but that's further expense I really can't afford but TBH I'd really prefer to work within Windows to undertake the tasks needed if at all possible.

    I spent this morning migrating Windows onto the larger SSD drive so at least that's done. But even that wasn't without lots of error messages or other challenges I'm no longer really able to easily manage to deal with (I've severe hand arthritis so working with tiny drive case screws isn't fun!!) - just nothing easy lol!!

    rather than maybe purely cloning it as I'm not sure I want everything off the drive necessarily anyway.
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  4. Posts : 44
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    Thread Starter

    Well, job mostly done without any dramatic issues thankfully. I chose to do it perhaps not the best way or quickest but easiest for my situation. Basically just copied over those folders of vital importance first, and then taking my time with those that aren't so vital so that if the drive should fully fail, I'll be content, but so far so good. It does take forever but hey ho.... The only real frustration is the one I expected - shortcuts no longer work as drive letters have all changed even tho I tried to ensure they remained the same, but it was sometimes a losing battle. The biggest headache by far is transferring my 250GB+++ music collection - oh the woes!! Lots of music I've not listened to for years but don't want to lose necessarily (many MANY CDs over 30+ years) and trying to even get Amazon to re-download ALL of my purchased music - I think I'll probably be still trying a year from now - it'll download a few dozen then stop & no easy mechanism to get it to do the lot in one nice go.

    Oh well - just wanted to thank everyone but Paul in particular for all the help provided - definitely very encouraging & supportive, & better enabled me to do the job as I have without as many concerns.
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