Bad Sectors??

Discussion in 'Acronis True Image Product Line' started by rclodfelter, Sep 21, 2005.

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  1. rclodfelter

    rclodfelter Registered Member

    Sep 21, 2005
    If I have an image copy of a partition with bad sectors, will a restore to a different partition on another HD contain those bad sectors?

  2. Acronis Support

    Acronis Support Acronis Support Staff

    Apr 28, 2004
    Hello rclodfelter,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    When Acronis True Image (any edition) creates an image archive of a partition or a disk that has bad sectors (marked in the file system, e.g. using ScanDisk or chkdsk), it records the information regarding the bad sectors as well. So, if one restores the image archive, he/she will get these bad sectors on the new location. The sectors will not be actually bad, but they will be marked as bad in the file system (because it has been restored without any changes).

    In order to avoid transferring bad sectors to the new location, you should restore the image archive resizing the partition(s). Considering that it is impossible to resize partitions when restoring an image of a whole hard disk, there is no way to avoid restoring bad sectors in such a case. It is only possible to eliminate the bad sectors by restoring the partitions separately with resizing.

    Thank you.
    Irina Shirokova
  3. Howard Kaikow

    Howard Kaikow Registered Member

    Apr 10, 2005

    Instead of choosing to restore the whole image, wouldn't it be possible to restore all the files? Would that not recreate the file system structures?
  4. TheQuest

    TheQuest Registered Member

    Jun 9, 2003
    Kent. UK by the sea
    Hi, Acronis Support

    Surely you should be able to restore to a larger HDD, which can then be resized.

    Take Care,
    TheQuest :cool:
  5. tachyon42

    tachyon42 Registered Member

    Dec 26, 2004
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