How to Fix Acronis Clone Disk Failed Error

There are two methods to fix the Acronis clone disk failed error and both have been discussed here. If the first one does not work for you, then you can try the second method and vice versa.

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Updated by Gemma on Sep 22, 2022
 | Disk/Partition Clone

Acronis True Image has been one of the best cloning software available today. Disk cloning needs to be done for different purposes. But, primarily, it helps in securing the data. So, if your computer is not booting, you can use the cloned version to reboot your computer. You can set up multiple computers with identical copies with a cloned hard drive. You can also perform drive upgrades using the cloned disk. In conclusion, the cloned disk can be really useful when all the doors to the recovery are closed.

How to Fix Acronis Failed to Clone a Disk

Acronis Clone Failed Scenario

Even though Acronis is efficient with fewer failure rates, there might be situations where it might fail. A typical scenario might be cloning a drive that is part of an OEM system or recovering from a cloned drive that was cloned from an OEM system. This happens because certain partitions in an OEM system might be locked or access restricted. This is common with the recovery partitions which exist in OEM systems. Recovery partition can be used in different scenarios. For example, the operating system is not booting to the desktop; it can be corrupted. In this case, it can be repaired from the recovery drive. Similarly, the computer is booting to a blue or a black screen, then the only option left will be to recover from the recovery partition.

One common scenario of Acronis failing to clone a disk is when users clone from a large HDD to a smaller SSD, it might fail to resize the recovery partition. Actually, it is possible to clone from a large HDD to a small SSD. As long as the used space of the HDD is smaller than the storage space of the SSD, you can clone between two hard drives without trouble.

Restart to Fix Acronis Clone Disk Failed

One of the most basic steps which we can try is reinstalling the complete software package. Reinstalling would help refresh and clear faulty files, and some unknown issues can be fixed. Reinstalling Acronis is very simple, here are the detailed steps.

Step 1. At first, uninstall Acronis from your computer.

Step 2. Then download the latest version of Acronis and install it. To install the backup agents, login to the Acronis portal. Sign in with the proper credentials.

Acronis Login

Step 3. Once signed in with your account, go to Tools > Clone Disk to try cloning your disk again.

Clone with Acronis

Check if you still have a problem cloning the disk, if yes, try the other method.

Clone with An Alternative - EaseUS Disk Copy

If re-installation has not fixed the issue, we can try with one of the best alternatives to Acronis, that is EaseUS Disk Copy. EaseUS Disk Copy is design for disk cloning. It supports users to perform a sector-by-sector clone, adjust the disk layout according to users' needs, and only clone the disk partitions. 

If you are interested in EaseUS Disk Copy, download from the button below and follow our guide to see how to perform a disk clone with this tool.

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Activate EaseUS Disk Copy for a smooth disk copying or cloning process.

1. Download, install and run EaseUS Disk Copy on your PC.
Click Disk Mode and select the source disk that you want to copy or clone. Click Next to continue.

Select sorce disk to clone

2. Select the destination disk where you want to clone/copy the old disk and click Next to continue.
Click OK to confirm if the program asks to erase data on the destination disk.

Select the destination disk to clone or copy disk

3. Check and edit the disk layout as Autofit the disk, Copy as the source or Edit disk layout.
Autofit the disk is recommended.

  • Copy as the source option will copy/clone the same layout of partitions on your source disk to the destination disk.
  • Edit disk layout allows you to manually resize or move partition layout on the destination disk.
  • If your destination disk is an SSD drive, do remember to tick Check the option if the target is SSD.

Click Proceed to start the disk cloning or disk copying process now.

Finish copying or cloning disk to new disk.

Conclusion

Acronis Disk Clone is no doubt a feature-rich software, but being feature-rich it can be a bit complicated for novice users, even though Acronis endorses it as an application with simple UI. On the other hand, EaseUS Disk Copy is pretty easy to use, with a single click one can start the disk cloning. Hence, we can say that EaseUS Disk Copy is user-friendly and less prone to errors.

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