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EaseUs Cloned Drive won't boot


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#1 rodarian

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:19 PM

I have a failing hard drive and created a clone on to a new internal sata drive.  The clone completed successfully and when viewing the drives in Windows 7 interface, both look good.  When I remove the failing drive and place the cloned drive in sata1 position, I get an error that there is no bootable drive.  My old drive is still functioning at this time, but I'm not sure how much time it has left.  Is there something I'm doing wrong?  Any advice is appreciated.

 

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 04:26 PM

It could just be that the BIOS is not looking at this particular drive as the one that has a boot sector on it.

 

Either go into your BIOS at start-up (normally key 'F2' at the boot screen) and make sure that your nice shiny new hard drive is the one pointed at by the BIOS, or key 'F8' at the boot screen and select your new hard drive as the device to be booted from.

 

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:35 PM

Thank you for this advice.  The boot order was just fine, but what I was ale to find out in the BIOS (F10) was that even though these hard drives were almost the exact same model number, they were two letters off.  I was able to determine by this that it was not actually the main, original drive that was failing at all, but the backup drive (which is, of course, one week out of warranty).  I've removed the offending drive and everything is booting fine for now.  The main drive is passing all health checks.  I'll need to find a new back-up drive that is NOT a Hitachi TB drive. 

Thank you again.



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Posted 03 November 2013 - 07:12 PM

Glad you found the solution - but it is always one week out of warranty isn't it ?

 

I used to have two identical 500 Gb drives on this computer - same model number, the lot - and picking them out in BIOS was interesting !

 

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