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I am having trouble cloning my HD to a SSD.

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#1 Great White

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 10:25 PM

I have done it 3-4x before, but on a different laptop (using same SSD, software, and same dock).

Now I am on a Dell laptop with Windows 8 (previously win 7).

Previously I would open the software, go through all the steps, put the SSD in, and bingo, it was all good.

But now, it seems to copy ok (as I can open the SSD while connected and all the files etc are on there), but when I put it in my laptop, it gives an error message.

Something like "fail, no bootable disk".

I have tried using Acronis, Paragon, and Miray.

Is there anything in bios I need to check/change?  It is set to AHCI now.

Should I just put the SSD in and load from the OS discs? Will that even work?



The laptop does pick it up (both before and after I have cloned it), so that is not the problem.


I can format it, or view files in it etc.

Edited by Great White, 17 November 2014 - 10:32 PM.

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 12:09 PM

Can you install the HD in the machine and boot?

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 01:34 PM

Its always best to go with a new OS installation, eventually to clone repair partition and go from scratch. Only if there is some good reason to clone OS should do that. AHCI should be set in bios, thats ok. 


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