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#1 Liverpool2008


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Posted 25 August 2018 - 04:53 pm

Booted my Laptop this morning ... and nothing lucky i backed it up using safe mode could i do a backup of the windows thats installed on the laptop (manufactor reset on USB) using a new 160gig ard drive

Problem on Main 1TB Drive:- FAILURE ID ON HARD DISK 1




I have a spare 160Gig but im wondering if there is anyway if i can find the backup files with the manufacture reset files are as my laptop licence key is built in the bios 



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#2 Lampit


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 08:54 am

If the OS is windows 10? You can clean install the same version onto a new drive. Windows can be downloaded from microsoft website to a usb stick - windows with automatically pickup which version you had before when installing.



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Posted 27 August 2018 - 04:29 pm

Failure ID on hard drive 1 (usually) indicates a SMART drive failure warning - so the drive likely requires replacement as you suggest. Before you do that though, it's worth checking that the connector which connects the drive to the board is properly in place and connected as if it isn't it could be causing a failure.


To answer your direct question, it is possible to copy the HP factory recovery partition over to another drive, but you'd be best advised to use larger than a 160GB as you'd not be left with much after you'd done it. You can get a 1GB spindle drive for very little and this would be a better way to go. Do you have access to another computer? If so, you could check to see if you can actually read that partitions on the drive. If you can, and you can afford a replacement HDD then you might want to look at getting a USB drive duplicator (check Amazon). The reason I suggest this is that if the drive just has a SMART failure but is otherwise (currently) readable then you might get away with a straight clone (onto a drive with the same capacity) and get up and running that way.


Good luck,



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