Gettings SSD to Boot, Cloned with AOMEI  

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Gettings SSD to Boot, Cloned with AOMEI

    So I have a bit of HDD spaghetti I need to sort out so I felt it best to clone my windows 10 drive to an SSD as I will be transferring it to new hardware (also a dell). Ive attached a screenshot of my current disk management screen on the original/old computer. Disk 0 is an old storage drive that had XP but I migrated over to Disk 2 a couple years ago and is the current Windows 10 boot drive. I cloned Disk 2 to Disk 1 using AOMEI Backupper Standard. My goal is to make Disk 1 boot on another pc. Currently if I do so it POSTs then loads a black screen with a flashing cursor which I think is fairly common for incorrect boot information or maybe no boot information at all. How do I prep this new drive to boot properly on the other hardware? Ive read a bunch online (and this forum) but Im not convinced which approach to test to fix it. Thanks in advanced!

    This has the most potential but I dont think it will work because my drive is already cloned and theres no space to make Z:

    Gettings SSD to Boot, Cloned with AOMEI-hdd-setup.jpg
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  2. Posts : 18,321
    Windows 11 Pro

    The new computer is probably set to boot in UEFI mode. Your current disk 1 must be booted in legacy BIOS (CSM) mode. Also, your current computer is booting from the recovery partition on disk 0, so you probably also need to run this command:
    bcdboot E:\Windows /s E: /f BIOS
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I performed the suggested command and the elevated command prompt reported a success however when booting from the new PC the same symptoms exist. Additional Observations:
    In order to get the original PC to boot correctly to windows 10 I have to press F12 and select the Disk0 to get to my Windows 10 "select operating screen" where I choose windows 10 or else this original PC gives the same black screen with flashing cursor. Im pretty sure its always been this way and would be fixed if I setup the BIOS to pick the correct boot drive.
    On the new PC, it was set to Legacy HDD support and can see the drives, if changing to UEFI it shows the drives installed but wont boot.

    Hope this helps, not sure what Im missing. Thanks

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    Anyone else have a suggestion?
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Still can get this to work

    Since there was no response I went and tried Macrium, made a system back, but now I cant seem to restore it to the drive I want to. The harddrive I want to select doesnt appear on the drop down list to restore. It does see the drive on the back side of things. Whats my incompatibility, any ideas?

    Gettings SSD to Boot, Cloned with AOMEI-backup.jpg
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