Attention: All previous data on the destination disk will be completely deleted
To copy an entire disk or its part to another one:
|1||Click Copy Disk on the Action Selection panel.|
|2||Select the disk object on the Source: on the Object Selection panel, select a destination, and click the Next button|
Click the controls to learn their functions or go to the respective help pages
You may select only one object at a time, and you need to specify the destination to proceed further.
Use the Refresh button if your computer disk configuration has been changed (when you connect a USB disk, for example).
If the destination is smaller than the selected object, R-Drive Image won't allow you to select this object and you will need to select another destination.
If you select several partitions as the destination, R-Drive Image will show the You have selected several partitions... message. If you click the OK button, all those partitions will be deleted and data will be restored on that free space.
Note: Although R-Drive Image shows unallocated space instead of the deleted partitions, the partitions and their data will be actually deleted only when R-Drive Image starts copying the data.
Selected Object and Destination
If a hard drive has S.M.A.R.T. warnings, a color mark will appear on its left-top corner. Drugging the cursor over the drive will show a tooltip explaining that warning.
Warnings will also appear in confirming e-mails for scheduled actions .
! SAMSUNG HM320HJ 2AK10001(298GB #2): Health Status: BAD
 Read Error Rate
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology widely-used in hard drives and solid-state devices that monitors their reliability conditions to predict possible hardware failures.
If you try to copy data to or from a system, or other disk locked by the system or other application, the Disk not locked message will appear.
• If you copy data to or from your system disk , select Restart computer (recommended) to continue restoring the data in the R-Drive Image startup mode. Read carefully the Disk to Disk Copy Using the Startup Disks topic before you proceed.
• If you copy data to a disk locked by other low-level disk software (including Windows internal services) , stop this software and select Retry to lock the disk once again.
• You may also try to unlock the disk by selecting Force Windows to unlock the disk (not recommended) . If Windows fails to unlock the disk, the Disk not locked message will appear again. You will need to stop the software locking the disk manually or select Restart computer (recommended) to continue copying the data in the R-Drive Image startup mode.
Note: Use this option cautiously, because it may cause unpredictable results including system crash and data loss.
|3||Specify copy parameters on the Restore/Copy Parameters panel and click the Next button|
The Restore/Copy Parameters panel will be different with different sets of options:
See Support for Various Disk Partition Schemes and File Systems for details.
When you copy a system disk, a disk signature collision may occur. In this case, the Copy options panel will inform you about this. You may specify the way to resolve this collision on the Disk Signature Collision panel.
|4||Verify that the information on the Processing panel is correct and click the Start button|
You may also create a script for this action. Click the Script to Clipboard button and paste the script to any text-processing utility
|>||R -Drive Image will start copying the data from the source to the selected destination place.|
When the data is copied, the Object copied successfully message will appear.
If some other program (like a file manager) is accessing the partition on which the data is to be restored, the Cannot lock the disk message will appear. Close this program or make it stop accessing the partition.
If you copy an entire hard drive to another hard drive, two absolutely identical hard drive will appear in your system. That will confuse it and may cause unpredictable results. To prevent that, a Disk copied successfully message will appear. You may turn your system off to disconnect one of the disks, or restart it to disable one of the disk in the BIOS of your system. Under Windows 95/98/Millennium, the target disk will not appear until system restart even if you decide to click the Cancel button.
When R-Drive Image encounters a bad sector, the IO Error message will appear. You may either cancel the current action or fill the bad sectors with zeros.
IO Error Options
The Disk Actions chapter explains basic disk actions.
The Startup Version chapter explains how to perform disk actions using the R-Drive Image Startup Version .
The Technical Information chapter gives technical information on Supported CD and DVD Recorders and List of Hardware Devices Supported in the Startup Mode and another useful technical information.
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