Copying A Disk

Jason Crain jason at
Sun Jul 13 00:35:11 UTC 2008

Pete Holsberg wrote:
> ddrescue returned immediately with 0 bytes recovered/restored/rescue.
> The interesting thing is that Spinrite, probably via the BIOS, can see and
> access the drive, and read up to the first 21.5%, while neither Windows
> nor Linux can access the drive at all

So what happens with SpinRite?  Does it ever finish executing or 
recovering errors?  If the emergency recovery mode doesn't work, you 
might try running it on level 4 for a full disk scan and leave it 
running overnight.

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