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Cloned Windows 7 wont boot (Help)


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#1 DAZZAROONEY

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 04:59 PM

Ok so I cloned my original Windows 7 1Tb laptop hard drive to a new 1Tb hard drive. All went well but when I take my old drive out and insert the new one, it wont boot.

 

I bet its something simple but I cant do it.

 

I can see that my old C: drive has a status of - Boot, Page File, Crash Dump & Primary Partition.

 

Where as the clone drive A: only has a status of - Primary Partition. so is missing Boot, Page File and Crash Dump.

 

 

How do I make this drive bootable so I can do away with my old C: drive and run off my new drive?

 

Thanks in advance :)

 

 

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 07:32 PM

Why does everyone elses post get answers and yet I get ignored?????



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 02:07 AM

Youll get an answer because i just got home from work.

 

Dont know what program you used or why it failed ? there are numerous Programs for this task. 

 

I have had 100% success - cloning with Mini Tool Partition Wizard you can get it here  http://www.partitionwizard.com/

Clone any drive to another drive regardless of size , i done my laptop 2 days ago - WD 500g to WD 500g and no issues.

Its free and very versitile in all uses.


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Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:26 AM

Thanks but I have to use the clone I have. I dont want to do it again as my old drive is corrupted. I just need to get my new drive to boot ;)



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 10:34 AM

I can see that my old C: drive has a status of - Boot, Page File, Crash Dump & Primary Partition.

 

Where as the clone drive A: only has a status of - Primary Partition. so is missing Boot, Page File and Crash Dump.

 

 

Then...the results are not a clone of the hard drive.  A clone is an identical copy.

 

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:15 PM

So is my (clone) useless then?



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 12:24 AM

OMG I have actually just fixed it!!!!

 

I have spent hours and hours and hours trying to get it to work, so as a last resort, I came across some help online about a little program called "Macrium Reflect Free" I downloaded it and made a recovery program from it.

 

Took my old drive out and put the new one (that wont boot) opened the recovery options and was given a list -

 

Reset the Boot Disk ID

Replace the MBR

Replace Partition Sector Boot Code

Rebuild the BCD and BOOT.INI files

 

 

I ticked all the options, it did its stuff and rebooted and VOILA, my computer booted up perfectly!!!

 

 

What a fantastic program. The only thing that worked.

 

I think the problem was the "Partition Sector Boot Code" or "Boot Disk ID" because I had already replaced the MBR before and it didnt help.



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Posted 19 March 2015 - 11:25 AM

Nice work...happy computing :).

 

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