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Cannot boot from SSD after windows partition cloning


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#1 George300

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 06:23 PM

Using EaseUS Todo Backup Free 8.2, I cloned my win7 partition (Disk 0 in the image) to a new ssd (Disk 1 in the image).

 

 

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When I boot from Disk 1, the boot menu options remain the same as before (WINXP, WIN7, WIN7_2) and do not include the new windows in the new ssd (WIN7_NEW).
I booted from a "Repair disc Windows 7 32-bit". In the "System Recovery Options" there was no operating system listed. I clicked Next and did a Startup Repair. I then booted from Disk 1 and opened Disk Management, but there was no Primary Partition on Disk 1. I did that 3 times, but to no avail.
How can I make windows boot from my new ssd, while keeping my old windows?
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 08:17 PM

Hi George300 :)

The main problem here is that you cannot boot from your Windows partition on the SSD, because as you can see, there's no boot partition, no boot files on it. Hence why you cannot boot on it. What I suggest you to do is to delete the clone you did, create a Primary Partition, then once done, right-click on it and select Mark as active. From there, restore the cloned partition on it, and try to boot from it.

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Posted 11 May 2015 - 03:07 AM

Thanks. I am doing some work on this and I will let you know of the results.



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 02:02 PM

Here is the solution for anyone interested:
http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/369425-cannot-boot-ssd-after-windows-partition-cloning-post3064196.html#post3064196



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Posted 12 May 2015 - 02:07 PM

Well glad that you found a solution to your issue :)

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