Subject: Re: Adobe Stock Images pays photo $0.18 for using his photo
On 12/20/2017 10:17 PM, nospam wrote:
> In article<firstname.lastname@example.org>, Bill W
>>>> A simple hard drive clone that keeps reporting
>>>> source disk errors has me stumped.
>>> what kind of errors? maybe the drive is failing.
>> That's what it looks like. Running chkdsk takes so long I had to
>> cancel it, and running the disk check from Windows also takes forever.
> a quick smart test might show some relevant info, but a full smart test
> (which can take many hours) would be more telling. on the other hand,
> if the drive is failing, the more you use it and run tests, the closer
> to total failure you get.
>> I already have the new drive, so all I need to do is get the data onto
>> that drive, but cloning won't work with the software I've tried. I'm
>> thinking to try a system backup, and then restore to the new drive,
>> but I don't know if that will work either.
> don't you have a backup of this drive?
>> Just doing a fresh Windows install on the new drive isn't such a big
>> deal on the laptop - there's very little software to reinstall. I just
>> have no idea where the Windows software key might be.
> if it's win10, you don't need a key. otherwise, it can be extracted.
>> The reason I didn't consider a failing drive, and kept fighting this
>> is that there are no other signs of it. No crashes, no errors in
>> normal use, nothing at all.
> drives can fail in mysterious and sometimes sudden ways.
> one of mine randomly decides it's read-only. an unmount/mount fixes it,
> at least for a while. needless to say, it's queued for replacement.
With my attitude it would not be qued for replacement,n Replacement
would take place within a few minutes of ensuring that there was a