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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 09:15 AM

Hello. I've been trying to use Paragon migrate to move Windows 7 from HDD to SSD. Apparently there is something wrong with my "boot records of partitions" according to Paragon tech support and that is why Migrate doesn't do the job. They want me to use the following on my HDD to try and fix it.

- Create Windows 7 Repair Disc (Control Panel - Backup & Restore - Create a system repair disc)
- Select Use recovery tools and then select Recovery console from recovery tools menu
- type the next commands:
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootsect /nt60 all


My question is, can that mess my booting of Windows in any way, as thus far my Windows 7 work fine? Is there a way to check the health of "boot records of partitions" without these commands, as I fear it will just replace it and that might cause Windows be unstable. Please advise. Thank you.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 11:14 AM

In my opinion if it is booting now do not fix it.

If it is a brand name system it could have up to four partitions some of which are non standard. If that is the case running fixmbr could cause the system recovery to stop working. Using the system repair disc you should be able to run chkdsk /f safely. If you suspect bad sectors one the drive try to clone it first or at least backup your data.

What brand of SSD is it. Intel for example makes a free download to clone to their SSD.

Intel® Data Migration Software (Only for Intel SSD drives)

The Intel® Data Migration Software simplifies the moving of the contents of your old storage device to your new Intel® Solid-State Drive.
Intel® Data Migration Software

The Intel® Data Migration Software simplifies the moving of the contents of your old storage device to your new Intel® Solid-State Drive.


Seagate and Western digital make cloneing software available that should work. They also will only run if you have their brand of drive in the system.
Seagate

http://www.seagate.com/support/internal-hard-drives/enterprise-hard-drives/savvio-15k/discwizard-master-dl/
Data Migration

If you are upgrading and want to migrate your data from the old drive to the new drive we provide DiscWizard as an option. Check out our instructional video on how to use DiscWizard to replace your hard drive.

Western Digital

http://support.wdc.com/product/downloaddetail.asp?swid=119&wdc_lang=en
Acronis True Image WD Edition

Acronis True Image WD Edition Software helps you to completely clone your current system drive onto your new WD hard drive. Cloning makes an exact copy of your old system drive on your new WD hard drive, including the operating system, applications, data, preferences, and email settings. Everything will be present and operate exactly as it did on your old hard drive. Acronis True Image WD Edition now supports WD Advanced Format Drives and ensures that all partitions are optimally aligned.


I have used a older version of this one on my systems and my brothers to make a backup clone of his system and to do a restore from that backup clone drive. No problems.

About EaseUS Todo Backup Free
http://www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm
EaseUS Todo Backup Free is only free for home users.

Full system backup & recovery
Disk & partition clone


Roger

Edited by rotor123, 30 July 2012 - 11:35 AM.

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#3 bigdog1100

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:12 PM

Hi Roger. I have Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). The system is custom made, all components were added by me, and were brand new. So there are only two partitions on the HDD. I did run chkdsk /fand it did not find anything. I guess I'll just wait for the SSD 1 Gig to be available. So I'll just run games off of mine.

Thanks.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 02:20 PM

You could buy a 1TB now. Depending on Brand $1500 and up. :whistle:

If you have Seagate or Wd hard drives their software will let you clone. Or you can use teh easeus software. the source drive used space does have to be smaller than the destination of course.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:27 PM

Yes well in that case I can just do a image backup. There are plenty of free software. That is not the trick. The trick is to move OS only, which clone claimed to do and didn't. Looks like I will be taking on their 30 money back guarantee after all.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:02 AM

The Easeus Todo backup shows that it does

Disk & partition clone

Disk/Partition backup

1. Disk backup transfers all the data on the partition/disk(s) which you selected into an image file.Click Data backup in the Home page, and then switch to Disk/Partition.

Specify the task/plan name and Description. An accurate task name and an appropriate description can help you to distinguish this task from others, making it much easier when you want to do recovery.
Set advanced parameters for the current backup task/plan. See Backup options for detailed information.
To specify to when run the backup in a schedule, click Turn on. See Schedule backup for detailed information.

2. Select the disk/partition(s) to back up. The system partition is selected by default if this is the first time you have run this feature. You are allowed to specify multiple partitions on different hard disks or more than one hard disk as backup source.


Maybe this would do what you want?
If you use this program do not forget to check the box for SSD support.

Good Luck
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#7 bigdog1100

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 10:24 PM

I have it. It only backs up images. I began using the SSD for games. I'll just wait for the SSD 1 TB to be around 200 bucks and I'll then just move all my stuff. I can wait 3 min for the system to boot. :)

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Storage: HDD 2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164; SSD 500GB Samsung 860 EVO 500GB;Power Supply:  OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 





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