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Adding a new internal HD

Hi,
My current HD is ailing. I manage to access it using Parted Magic, and all my files are still intact. Still, when I try to boot normally, I'm stuck in the "Verifying DMI Pool Data" step,
My current HD is a multi boot system, XP, Win7, and Win10.

I bought a new internal HD (ST3000VX006 3TB), and would like to make it into my main storage media. I would like, though, if possible, keep my three OS installation viable.

Is it possible? And if so, how?

I have no experience in adding a new storage medium and therefore, need need instruction, or references to relevant sources.

I'll appreciate any tip or assistance.

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"Verifying DMI Pool Data"

That's BIOS. Reset the BIOS chip and change the CMOS battery on the motherboard.

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CHKDSK identified and corrected some faulty spots

Isn't it an indication the my HD is ailing?
If it is, will resetting BIOS do any good?

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could indicate HDD problems

Check system info in windows and discover who made the HDD. Download diagnostic software from that maker and test it. If it shows the SMART data, check how many "read fails" it has, because I consider THAT to be the biggest indicator a drive is failing.

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So far no.

Corrupted drives can be memory errors that get written to the HDD. There are a lot of checks done in Windows to prevent this but it can still happen.

There's a reason we have CHKDSK and disk test apps today. Now if you told me this was a Seagate or past 5 years old, my answer moves to "likely it's going."

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