Will backup/restore in Zipper correct a bad disk sector?

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  1. FTD

    FTD New Member

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    I did an upgrade from my 160Gb drive to a new 500Gb using the new MFSLive, but there apparently is a bad sector on the 160Gb disk that was encountered during the backup and restore/expansion. Turns out it falls in MFS Applications. Despite the transfer error, the new disk booted fine and ran for about 2 hours before giving the GSOD error. I was wondering if the backup alternates of zipper would correct the MFS Applications, essentially overwriting or inserting whatever did not transfer during the upgrade.
     
  2. BTUx9

    BTUx9 back?

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    the backup alteratives only help when the bad sector(s) are in non-critical areas.
    If yours is in a critical area, your options are, unfortunately, limited and require much more work and knowledge. (and probably involve extraction, making this the wrong place to discuss them :( )
     
  3. FTD

    FTD New Member

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    That's what I was afraid would be the answer. Thanks for the reply :) .
     
  4. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    Have you considered using dd_rhelp ? It might be able to do the trick.
     

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