I have a HP Pavillion dv4 laptop that is in the process of eating its (second) hard drive due to heat issues (have since gotten it a thermal cooler pad). I purchased a 1.5TB external usb drive to back up to, with the intention of using clonezilla to write image files to the backup drive, and then duplicity (primary OS is Ubuntu) to do incremental backups.
The problem is when I boot clonezilla live from a CD, it runs thru everything, making a backup image of the various partitions (including the big 385GB Windows partition) but when it goes back through and tries to verify the image, it gets a CRC read error every time on sda1 (the Windows partition). The other partitions (Windows rescue, / and swap) all verify fine.
So… my question is this: what are my options at this point? I really don't want to lose whats on my Windows partition if I can at all avoid it. Yes, I do have HP system rescue CDs available, but that will probably involve wiping out my Linux install and restoring that from scratch as well – which kind of invalidates all the time I've spent running clonezilla on this machine thus far.
Ideas, comments, suggestions?