set "ignore all" (bad sectors) option right at the beginning?

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  1. chris2008

    chris2008 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    My laptop has some bad sectors, 3 or so. I will not buy a new hard disk, as the laptop is to be replaced within 6 months or so.

    When I run Acronis True Image (V7), it stops after 1.5 hours because it can't read a sector. I click on "Ignore all", and the backup proceeds successfully. It takes another 4 hours or so.

    Problem: I would like to start backup just before going to sleep, because this is the only time when I can be pretty sure that I will not need my laptop for some hours :)

    But that does not work: It would only work if I stood up in the mid of the night and clicked on "Ignore all". Luckily, my bladder is not yet that weak :)

    So as I prefer to sleep without interruption, I would like to know whether I can right at the beginning of the backupt process set an option telling Acronis to ignore bad sectors.

    Thanks for any hints,
    Best,
    Chris
     
  2. MudCrab

    MudCrab Imaging Specialist

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    I haven't used TI 7. However, TI usually won't try and read a sector that's marked bad because it's not in use. Have you run chkdsk /r on the partition to scan for bad sectors?
     
  3. chris2008

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    I have read this several times, but it does not seem to apply to my version. My IT office ran chkdsk on Thursday (because my laptop [XP] had permanently blue screens on startup), I don't know with which switches set, but they said bad sectors are marked now. And still Acronis tries to read them. I don't understand...
     
  4. MudCrab

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    If the drive is failing, it's very possible that new bad sectors are showing up.

    The command for the C: drive would be:
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    chkdsk c: /r
    at the Command Prompt. It can take a while to run depending on the size and speed of the drive.

    If you run it several times and new bad sectors keep showing up, I doubt the drive will be usable for another six months.
     
  5. Acronis Support

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    Hello chris2008,

    Thank you for choosing Acronis Disk Backup Software.

    We are sorry for delayed response.

    Please notice that it may also be possible that Acronis drivers were corrupted by some change in the system. Please download the latest version of Acronis drivers for earlier versions, install it with disabled logging and see if it solves the problem.

    Please be aware that an option to ignore all errors during backup process was implemented in Acronis True Image 11 Home. We may recommend you to download and install the free trial version of Acronis True Image 11 Home to see how the software works on your computer. With the trial version of the product you will be able to fully use the Windows version for 15 days. The bootable rescue media will be limited to restore function.

    You can find the detailed instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 11 Home in the respective User's Guide.

    Please visit Acronis online store to purchase the full version of the product. Notice that as you already own a previous version of Acronis True Image, you can purchase an upgrade installation package at reduced price (as compared to independent installation package).

    Thank you.
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    Marat Setdikov
     
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