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Drive back up stops at 96% after failing to read sector 3

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hello, this is my first post here, thank you so much for reading my inquiry

I am running windows 7 64 bit and i have a external harddrive that is acting up and having trouble delivering data quick enough for Pro Tools to read my audio files.

i am attempting to copy the partition from that harddrive to another external harddrive with acronis migrate 7

it has worked up until 96% after it said error cant read sector 3 #######
a couple times and i clicked ignore all and now its simply stuck at 96%

should i wait it out or should i force shutdown my computer and bring drive to special or what? any feed back is so greatly appreciated thank you so much for reading and taking the time out for me
thank you

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It is quite possible that the contents of your drive is no more, but.......

Assuming you haven't selected the option of wiping the source drive, there might be hope! :)

You haven't said how long the cloning has been stuck at 96%, if after about 2 hours nothing has happened, you'll have to bite the bullet and restart your PC.

The first thing I would suggest is that you run chkdsk /r on both the source drive and the replacement drive, then report back here the results.