I have used the Acronis stand alone recovery CD to clone a drive with bad blocks. After the cloning completes the destination drive won't boot and is listed as "not initialized". Here are the details:
Source Drive: 1TB seagate
Destination Drive: 2TB seagate
1) Boot the standalone recovery disk
2) Start drive clone operation using default automatic settings
3) Source drive gets some read errors at the end of the cloning
4) I select "Ignore All"
5) A couple of minutes go by, and another read error dialog comes up
6) I select "Ignore All" again
7) Cloning finishes
8) Without rebooting, I select cloning again and verify that the destination drive is displayed with the correct partitions (1 large partition with about 600GB of data)
9) Quit out of second cloning operation before it actually does any cloning
10) Reboot again with the recover CD
11) Start clone operation again to verify the partitions on the destination drive, and notice that rather than showing the partition layout, it shows the disk as "Not initialized".
Note that in steps 8 and 11 I just used the setup steps of the clone tool to verify the partition layout of the drive. I did not actually start cloning.
The destination is unable to boot. The bios says that it can't find an operating system.
The source drive is able to boot, so the critical blocks holding mbr, partition table, operating system, etc are not bad on the source drive.
It seems like the mbr or some other critical data is not being written to the destination drive, even though the acronis clone tool says the cloning is successful and actually shows the partition before rebooting.
Can anyone provide any suggestions for how I may be able to get the clone to work?