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Old HDD won't image

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:04 am

I put my 365XD drive on a USB-IDE adapter and I'm trying to get it to image using Raw HDD Copy Tool and it gets about 4% in and the drive slows and makes clicking sounds, speeds up and repeats. The drive works fine in the machine so I don't know why it won't copy? Bad sectors? What is the best method for imaging an 810MB IBM drive?
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Re: Old HDD won't image

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:46 am

You could try an older version 9.1 of Acronis True Image as found here: https://www.techspot.com/downloads/1329 ... ation.html
That ATI works from computers with Win98, WinME, WinXP, WinNT 4.x, Windows2000 and should also copy/image older OSes like DOS, W3.1 etc..
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Re: Old HDD won't image

#3 Post by fultontech » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:58 am

Worst case I've had to go through was to LapLink from a DOS/Windows system to a directory on a Win98/W2K system in realmode then to USB
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Re: Old HDD won't image

#4 Post by Mornsgrans » Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:10 am

If you use Acronis emergency boot CD Linux based, you can switch to the Linux console by presseing <Ctrl>-<Alt>-<F2> or <Ctrl>-<Alt>-<F1> (I do not really know the exact key combination, but I use it very often ;-))

Login by pressing <Enter> and type

Code: Select all

tail - f /var/log/messages
Then you can find error messages concerning HDD while you hear the clicking sounds and speeding down.

I suggest, that the drive is dieing.
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Re: Old HDD won't image

#5 Post by goldeneagle » Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:29 pm

I've had really bad luck with those USB adapters. As in "loss of data" bad luck. I'm imaging a drive as we speak with Norton Ghost. It's NOT fun, and it's slower than molasses, but I'm doing it inside my 755C. I would suggest for reliability, and if possible, to image it in an older machine with a real IDE port, and just dump the contents to a CF card, like what I'm doing.
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