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RE: Computer hard drive and file storage

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Drive Image by PowerQuest will not begin writing the image until it has
checked out the disk. If there's a screwed-up sector, whatever, it will
report back and shut down.

You have to use something like Norton Disk Doctor to correct the problem
before you can proceed.

William L. Polhemus, Jr., P.E.
Polhemus Engineering Company
Katy, Texas
Phone 281-492-2251
Fax 281-492-8203


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Turk [mailto:73527.1356(--nospam--at)compuserve.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2001 8:39 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: Computer hard drive and file storage
>
>
> Dennis,
>
> If copying an image of a drive to another drive still means what
> I remember
> it to mean, it could be dangerous.  Some old backup routines used
> the "image"
> method of backing up as that was the fastest method.  Copying a
> drive image
> means copying the same sector from one drive to the same sector
> on the second
> drive.  Now, if that sector on the second drive has a bad cluster at that
> location, your data can be lost.


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