Acronis Cloned Disk fails to boot.


  1. Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
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    Acronis Cloned Disk fails to boot.


    I have a backup plan that, aside from making regular Acronis images of the C drive, I also clone the C (Samsung 970 M.2 SSD) to D (Samsung 850 SSD). The saved images work perfectly with respect to recovering the C drive. However, I decided to test booting from the cloned D and was surprised to find Win 10 would not boot from the clone. I sit watching a spinning wheel forever before hitting power-off. Is there a simple, logical reason for this?
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  2. Posts : 1,467
    Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Try Macrium Reflect (freeware) for cloning
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  3. Posts : 3,936
    Windows 10 preview 64-bit Home
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    Macrium recovery media has a fix Windows boot setting, just wondering if Acronis' rescue media has the same?
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  4. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
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    When you are booting are both drives connected?
    Have you replaced the M.2 drive within the PC with the SSD?
    Do the partitions match on both drives?
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  5. Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
    Thread Starter
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    Bastet said:
    When you are booting are both drives connected?
    Have you replaced the M.2 drive within the PC with the SSD?
    Do the partitions match on both drives?
    Both disks are built-in to the PC. The entire C is cloned to the D, so partitions are the same. Both disks were connected when I tested the D by going into the UEFI BIOS and setting the D clone as the boot priority 1.
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  6. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
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    That may be the problem. Is it possible to remove the m.2 to see if this is the case?
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  7. Posts : 140
    Windows 10 Home 1909 fully updated.
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    Bastet said:
    That may be the problem. Is it possible to remove the m.2 to see if this is the case?
    Thanks for the suggestion. I agree that might be the problem but given the hassle of removing the M.2 I may decide to rethink my backup plan. Abandon the clone and keep two copies of the image, one on the 850 SSD and another on an HDD also on the PC.
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  8. Posts : 2,228
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit
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    I keep my clone on an external drive, if there’s a problem then I just swap the drive with the internal one.
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