The Finishing Touch Now that we have solved the issue with the letter configuration, we can safely reformat the old drive. Here, you can see in Disk Management that I only have my 2TB hard drive attached and that it has changed from being letter S: to C:. Interestingly, my nephew, who's a "semi-geek" when it comes to PC's, having built some, etc, has the same idea about my intermittent "Windows launching Desktop" issue. But all of that would still require me to hook the drive up either via a USB cable or directly yes? http://gagc.net/won-39-t-boot/can-t-boot-windows-7-after-cloning.php
Presumably you're working with authorized Win 8.1 installation media. (You mentioned a "windows CD" but you mean a DVD, yes?). I don't see any other way of doing this. That was easy; I used EaseUS, which was simple enough, except that when I tried to shut it down at the end, the machine rebooted immediately with both disks still in No PSAs unless relevant to an issue (it must be a comment). http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/255438-startup-repair-loop-after-macrium-cloning.html
If you wish to donate, I have a PayPal donation button located on the right sidebar. Reply Scott says: December 24, 2013 at 2:14 pm I can verify that HD Clone works to clone a window 7 drive without a hitch. Reply Whitaker says: August 12, 2016 at 7:07 am Worked great for me, too! Hooked drive that failed to boot after reimaging up to reloaded pc (and new case since the power button broke off) via USB cable to try to use Win7's manage application
FYI. No offering of reward/compensation for solutions. It will take some time to complete the cleaning process. Make Cloned Drive Bootable After the command has run type in bootrec.exe /fixboot and then press Enter.
But must admit I don't understand how Windows works in this regard...Regards,Danquote:Originally posted by NickHi DanThanks for your post.Drive letters are defined by the running OS and the Windows System drive Microsoft probably has documented this issue in some KB article out there but I doubt the fix specifically addresses this issue when cloning Windows. I used Acronis software to clone my drives and I found that downloading the AcronisAlignTool (Windows WD Align) fixed my problem. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2563926/sdd-boot-clone.html From what I have read other users, this cloning issue happens because we did not yank out the old drive after we have successfully performed the clone to the new drive.
Good luck...quote:Originally posted by bmeyymacriumUpdate:I reconnected the RAID and rebooted and the system boots properly, except:100Mb partition of RAID is unassigned drive letter, main partition is C:. Macrium Fix Windows Boot Problems Now with your instructions all is well and the new drive is booting with no issues. Then you loaded Macrium Reflect and created a recovery disc. System boots to Windows logo with animation and immediately reboots to prompt windows did not start previously please select repair mode and or launch normally (which again causes boot loop).
Reply David says: April 17, 2011 at 10:43 am wow. Hopefully it doesn't add to the confusion! Cloned Drive Won't Boot Windows 10 Won't POST after CMOS clear (Tried everything) solved PC wont boot up after I tried updating NVidia driver. Macrium Reflect Clone Drive Won't Boot Just stop the Windows Update Service, rename %windir%\SoftwareDistribution to something else and then restart the Windows Update Service.
So, in this case, it was C: -> B: I used Easeus Partition Manager which required the partition B: to be deleted before the copy operation (you copy an existing partition The bytes are all still there, but Windows doesn't know how to find them. While my C: in Computer showed it as using my 1TB drive, I couldn't detach the old hard drive from the system because it was required to boot the system. Reply Simon says: February 11, 2013 at 10:11 am HAHAHA! Cloned Hard Drive Won't Boot Windows 7
proving that elements of a sequence are pairwise coprime Why is the Harry Potter Phoenix population so low? Fifth, remove ALL hard drives from your computer!! I am reading other forums and some users claimed to have also fixed this issue by installing the latest version for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers. have a peek here Do not pre-partition the SSD before hand, let the cloning utility handle it.
Thank you so much for putting this post together. Make Ssd Bootable Windows 10 Reply Simon says: February 7, 2013 at 11:25 am I'm glad the article solved your HD problems! It originally came with Windows XP years ago which was upgraded to Windows 7 later as well as to a larger hard drive using "dd" from a Linux livecd.
Don't know why the 4 Microsoft Techs did not know this. The reason I've been trying to avoid doing that is mainly to avoid having to re-install the hojillion apps the owner of this laptop had on there. You won't be able to vote or comment. 91011Can't boot after cloning Windows 7 disk to larger disk (self.techsupport)submitted 3 years ago by krampus503Trying to replace the hard drive in my laptop with a much Macrium Reflect Clone Not Bootable This would be something to pay attention to if you are using more than one operating system on the same computer.
Then I'll remove the Target HDD and install my Source HDD and resume normal PC activities. I had to create a new post in Blogger just to reflect the new URL due to that misspelling. Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. Check This Out Go ahead and activate it.
Then shut down unplugged original and clone DID in fact boot. The other thing to keep in mind, after the cloning process is complete, is to not allow Windows to see both the Source and Target HDD's at the same time. That cured the problem and all is well. I can't do anything at all as nothing loads up.
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He mentioned that he thinks that Windows is busy "re-indexing" the system files, the ones that Windows initially looks at/loads during the startup portion of Windows loading to the Desktop. Reply Meadster says: August 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm Excellent point John… was about to post exactly the same comment myself. This is the cable I use:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0U014P5146&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleMKP&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleMKP-_-pla-_-Hubs-_-9SIA0U014P5146&ef_id=UwK7fAAAAHfOQhkz:20140226012823:s Edited by ukbb, 25 February 2014 - 08:30 PM. For example, I used a Symantec product to clone a drive.
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