The 120GB Fujitsu MHV2120BH 120GB ATA on my laptop running XP SP3 is nearly full… Having an unused WD32000BBKT-22A2571 320GB SATA USB drive I wanted to use this as a cloned replacement to give more storage capacity.
I then attempted to use EaseUS ToDo Backup Free 11.5 and set it to move the FAT32 partition on the receiving disk to give me 288GB free space on the NTFS partition.
The program fell over with the message ‘Cannot read sector 0x18B12393’. The same happened after
I did a CHKDSK /R with no errors.
I deleted all the partitions and tried again only to get the same error.
Also the 320GB drive is now only 103GB in size and using Partition Manager I find the disk properties of have been changed to be identical to the Futitsu 120GB drive. Did a low-level format and tried again but same size. I know I can do a successful clone using Acronis True Image but this just gives me a backup but no extra capacity.
Does anyone know how to recover the correct parameters as Windows just accepts the altered ones.