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Lost a Windows install after cloning a drive


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#1 jezston

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:05 AM

My hard drive setup is slightly odd, and previously was set up as follows:
 
    HD 1 - Partition 1 - C - Windows 10 Install - 50GB
               Partition 2 - D - Files and stuff - 600GB
               Partition 3 - E - Windows 8.1 Install - 50GB
 
    HD 2 - Partition 1 - F - Data - 1.5TB
 
Recently I aquired a 120GB SSD and, using Macrium Reflect, went about cloning the C drive to the new SSD. After doing that I checked out the boot stuff and I'm now booting into Windows 10 just fine with everything intact but just running a lot quicker. I then removed the old partition 1 and now have the following setup:
 
    HD 3 - Partition 1 - C - Windows 10 Install - 120GB
    
    HD 1 - Partition 1 - D - Files and stuff - 600GB
               Partition 2 - E - Windows 8.1 Install - 50GB
 
    HD 2 - Parition 1 - F - Data - 1.5TB
 
However, I now dont get the Windows 8.1 boot option selectable when I boot my PC. It just boots straight into Windows 10, no selection options as previously available.
 
I've used the Reflect recovery tool on a USB stick and it sees the 8.1 installation, and told it to fix the boot, but I still don't get the option to boot into 8.1 when I start up.
 
Can anyone help?
 
Thanks!

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:25 AM

Hi :welcome: to BleepingComputer

 

My suggestion is to install EasyBCD use the program to add an entry on the Windows Boot manager for Windows 8.


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:35 AM

Hi :welcome: to BleepingComputer

 

My suggestion is to install EasyBCD use the program to add an entry on the Windows Boot manager for Windows 8.

 

That was easy! Thanks!



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 03:39 AM

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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:13 AM

Also, any idea how I make HD 3 now HD 1 in my storage management?



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 04:24 AM

Did you connect the SSD to the same Sata cable where the original HD1 was connected?

 

If you did check the BIOS/UEFI configuration some of them allows to change the orders of the devices.


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 06:10 AM

I did not, perhaps I should do that - I'm still using the old drive, but I can just swap them over.

 

My BIOS doesn't allow me to change this kind of thing sadly.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 06:33 AM

In that case most likely is the number of the Sata ports that sets the order.


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