Clone Almost Finishes but Then Fails at the End

Cloning with Acronis True Image is typically a fast and easy way to migrate copied data from one drive to another. However, there are some OEM systems with certain locked partitions which prohibit the cloning action. These are often the ‘Recovery’ or ‘Restore’ partitions found at the end of a disk. Since these partitions are normally located on the last portion of the drive, cloning can stop at 80-95% resulting in a generic failure. When this happens, there are a couple things to try.

The first option would be creating a bootable rescue media of Acronis, which can boot the system outside of Windows and allow Acronis to clone the locked partition. If this fails, the next step may be removing the locked partition.

We suggest referring to your system manufacturer for proper instructions on removing locked partitions. Some systems have manufacturer-specific programs installed, such as ‘HP Recovery Manager’ that allow you to modify or remove the ‘Recovery’ or ‘Restore’ partitions safely. 3rd party partition management tools also exist that may allow you to remove these partitions. Please note that removing any partition is done at your own risk and may result in the inability to boot your original drive.

If you tried the steps listed above and still have issues with cloning, please contact us for additional support and troubleshooting assistance. Our contact information can be found here.

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