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Alright, one of my "clients" from school came to me asking to fix his church's computer, and my tech teacher had said he had done what he could to see what was wrong with the hard drive. I checked it there, and again when i brought the drive home, and both times got "Test failed by read element" with 0x79 as the error code. Looking at the drive's SMART status reveals one pending sector, otherwise all the numbers are flawless.

If the comp was giving him issues, i may as well fix it. What i plan on doing is cloning the first 70GB of the main installation over to a spare 80GB drive, and then round it off with the HP recovery partition. The resulting copy must remain bootable, and here is the hard part: i must be able to do it from Windows.

is there any program out there that is capable of this? I would normally use a bootable program called HD Clone, but its on a CD and my main rig is a bit lacking in the optical drive department, as in it doesnt have one.
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I've always used linux.
every time I've cloned a drive it retained being bootable
http://clonezilla.org/
http://digg.com/news/technology/Clone_your_hard_drive_with_open_source_software
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