After cloning a Windows hard disk using dd, Windows failed to startup, giving 'disk read error'. Although I know that there are faulty sectors on the old disk, the startup completes, albeit slowly. Whilst I wouldn't have been surprised if the new disk exhibited the same problems as the old, I'm surprised that it won't even start up. Is this a different problem that is correctable? (I had to edit the BIOS after doing the copy to start up from HDD rather than CD although I'd removed the CD. Could this be something else in BIOS that needs correcting?)
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Following the comment from psusi: This is probably not an issue with
Another possibility is a bad new drive (single bad sectors in new drives aren't necessarily a problem - I ran my 1TB WD Black drive for 15.000 hours and it came with two bad sectors, which got mapped out during an offline test with WD's diagnostic tool). Again, check with the Disk Utility to make sure.