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Windows 10 does not appear to boot from recently installed SSD.


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#1 Critagon

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:18 PM

Hello everyone, I have a very frustrating problem I hope you can assist me with. 

 

I recently installed a Samsung 850 Evo SSD into my second free available drive slot. I also have an HDD which originally came with the computer and has Windows 10 on it. I cloned by HDD (C: Drive) onto my new SSD using this tool. I have uploaded a picture of my Disk Manager so you can see the partitions. After cloning, I entered my UEFI settings (which is very difficult to access on Windows 10 for some reason) and changed the boot order and boot priorities to favor my SSD.  (If you need pictures of the boot interface I can provide.) AHCI mode is also activated. When I boot, however, the Computer boots with the HDD and not the SSD. I am not sure what to do anymore and I have done extensive research online. I don't have a disc with any Windows OS on it so cloning is my only option. Any help would be appreciated and please tell me if you require more information.

 

Thanks!  :)

 

P.S. This is the guide I used for the Windows migration.

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:52 PM

Hello Critagon and :welcome:

 

As you probably observed from your left-most PNG, the destination SSD was not made bootable, as witnessed by the absence of a boot block, by the transfer utility.

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 08:58 PM

Hey, thanks for the welcome!

How would I go about fixing this issue? Should I try a different transfer utility? 

 

 

 


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 09:34 PM

Hello Critagon:

 

I too moved a system off a larger/original HDD and onto a smaller Samsung 850 Pro where I found the then included Samsung Data Migration utility was too under-featured to deal with unequal sized drives.

 

I then turned to the free version of Macrium's Reflect where I performed an image transfer (as opposed to a image for Windows backup/restore) followed by the immediate removal of the original HDD for system safety. The result was a perfect combination of a bootable drive with three perfectly usable partitions.

 

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Posted 29 August 2015 - 10:38 PM

Alright, I'll try that tomorrow and provide an update.


Edited by hamluis, 02 September 2015 - 11:44 AM.


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Posted 29 August 2015 - 11:47 PM

Hello Critagon:

 

FYI - I am reluctant to have you generate a boot block with a utility just in case you had something special going on in the original HDD one.

 

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Posted 30 August 2015 - 01:59 PM

Hey 1PW thanks for the help!

 

I tried that program you suggested but unfortunately I could not get it to work. So I turned back to the Samsung Data Migration tool after reformatting the SSD and it surprisingly worked. I am not sure why it decided to work now, but it has. The earlier cloning software I tired must have malfunctioned. 

 

My problem is effectively solved.

 

Thanks again!  :thumbup2:



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Posted 30 August 2015 - 09:06 PM

Hello Critagon:

 

Congratulations!

 

If you have not dealt with Samsung Magician before, you will want to study the various settings to experience dramatic improvement in performance beyond where your system is now.

 

Evidently Samsung found it necessary to fallback to version 4.4 of Magician after having been to both versions 4.5 and 4.6.

 

Edit: Samsung has released Magician 4.7 now.

 

Cheers :)


Edited by 1PW, 31 August 2015 - 02:18 PM.

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