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Upgrading to SSD - Windows won't boot when replacing my spare HDD with the SSD


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#1 BSnyper

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:25 AM

I'm upgrading my laptop to have a SSD; my laptop has two hard drives installed. One hard drive features the operating system and the other is blank.

I have taken the blank HDD and put the SSD in it's space in order to use the Samsung Magician software to clone and transfer my operating system to the SSD.

When I try to boot Windows with the operating system HDD and the blank SSD in the laptop, Windows boot manager gives me the following error:

0xc000000f - The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible

If I replace the SSD with the blank hard drive, Windows will happily boot up again.

 

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  • The laptop is a Samsung NP-RF711.

  • The SSD is Samsung 840 Series 128GB.

  • The two HDD's inside the laptop currently are the two stock 500GB ones.

 

SOLVED: Solved by doing a fresh Windows install on the SSD.


Edited by BSnyper, 17 August 2013 - 07:07 AM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:16 PM

My guess...your boot files are on that second drive.

 

Boot files are not necessarily on the Windows partition...OEMs can have hidden partitions reflecting the boot files, etc.

 

I would go to Disk Management and take a look, with both old drives attached.

 

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hi Louis, thanks for the reply.

 

What should I be looking for in the Disk Management utility?

 

 

Edit: I just used Visual BCD Editor to attempt to put the boot files on the Hard Drive with the OS on. I followed some instructions online as I've never used the tool before, but it wasn't successful. The boot manager still gives me the error.


Edited by BSnyper, 16 August 2013 - 12:47 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

Post the screenshot of Disk Management, please :).

 

Capture/Edit A Screen Shot , see posts by myself and Andrew.

 

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 07:07 AM

Hi again Louis,

 

Thank you for your replies. I ended up doing a fresh Windows install on the SSD, which was successful. 

 

Thanks again.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

:thumbsup2: , happy computing :).
 

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