During an imaging or restore operation, respectively, you receive the following error message:
An error has occurred reading from the hard drive; ignore the errors and continue?
An error has occurred writing to the hard drive; ignore the errors and continue?
The hard drive has one or more defective sectors.
To regain full function of the hard drive, try one or more of the following:
- Run the CHKDSK.EXE utility on the problematic hard drive, using the /R parameter. For example:
chkdsk /r c:Note: Using this command may require Windows to reboot to do the actual scan. In addition, for Windows Vista and Windows 7/8.x/10 you may need to run the command from an Administrator Command Prompt.
- Run the hard drive manufacturer's utility on the hard drive, using the most thorough settings available. Use the following links to locate the appropriate software:
- Run SpinRite on the hard drive, using Level 2 or higher.