We have a drive that is dying but still works. Already seen a no-drive-found error or similar after having to reboot the PC. Unfortunately, it's a single disk setup and I really would prefer to salvage the Windows 7 installation with its installed apps in particular. Much of the drive is taken up with huge files I don't really care about.
SMART is now reporting various things, ranging from 19 errors to several hundred - depending on which parameter you want to believe. Macrium Reflect (free disk cloner) chokes at about 90% of the way through with a read I/O error. Although oddly, when I try to copy all the files individually (except for all the system files that you can't), I don't see a failure.
So I need clone software that will keep going after encountering a bad block. EaseUS locked the whole PC solid. Anyone know of anything that actually works? I'm considering Aomei Backupper. I suspect other products like HDDGuru's HDD Raw Copy don't use Windows Volume Shadow Copy, so that's probably more reboots and downtime than we can bear. Actually, maybe VSS is the problem?