macrium clone system partition to empty usb hard drive. Does not boot


  1. Posts : 74
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    macrium clone system partition to empty usb hard drive. Does not boot


    This old laptop only has one drive bay, so I use Macrium and clone the system partition to an empty drive in a usb caddy.

    The partition is cloned and marked active on the new empty drive.

    However when i transfer the hdd from caddy to laptop, laptop does not boot.

    what happened?

    Original hdd is MBR, destination hdd is MBR.
    I selected OS partition as source, dragged it to empty destination drive, and let Macrium copy it over.


    for some reason, the macrium rescue disk I create won't load up in this laptop either. It just shows a blinking cursor when I try to boot from the usb stick.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    If you've only copied the Windows partition, that's not a clone of the disk.

    That seems to be what you're describing:
    I selected OS partition as source, dragged it to empty destination drive, and let Macrium copy it over.
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  3. Posts : 74
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    i cloned the partition again with AOMEI this time, and the new drive is able to boot now.

    Something is wrong with macrium, because I selected the clone function, put a check mark on the OS partition only, and ended up with a nonbooting disk.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Last edited by dalchina; 24 Mar 2020 at 07:05.
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  5. cereberus's Avatar
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    link626 said:
    i cloned the partition again with AOMEI this time, and the new drive is able to boot now.

    Something is wrong with macrium, because I selected the clone function, put a check mark on the OS partition only, and ended up with a nonbooting disk.
    Very unlikely something is wrong with Macrium - you must have not copied boot partitions.
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