SSD Cloned but won't boot


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    SSD Cloned but won't boot


    Greetings,

    I am trying to upgrade my laptop SSD into a larger size NVME. After looking up how to do that, I used Macrium Reflect to clone my old SSD into the new one. I then replaced the old SSD with the new, but it did not boot. I checked this forum here and found a common answer was to use the bcdboot command to create boot files in the first parition of the new SSD. I did that and tried again, and checked the UEFI, and it recognized the new NVME as a boot device, but still windows not boot, restarts the laptop and takes me to the repair screen.

    I deleted the partitions in my new SSD and tried another cloning software MiniTool Partition Wizard 11. I did not even resize my paritions this time. Again I used the bcdboot command (bcdboot G:\Windows /s E: /f UEFI), and it returned that the boot files were created successfully, but after replacing the SSD and checking again the the UEFI recognized the NVME as a boot device for Windows, the WIndows itslef would not boot and would restart and go to the repair screen.

    Here is a screenshot from AOEMI Partition Wizard that I used to change the partition letter to use the bcdboot command

    SSD Cloned but won't boot-partitions.jpg

    SSD Cloned but won't boot-system.jpg

    This is my first time posting here so please let me know if I did something wrong or did not provide enough info. Thanks a lot in advance.
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    Khas said:
    ...I used Macrium Reflect to clone my old SSD into the new one. I then replaced the old SSD with the new, but it did not boot.....

    Welcome to Ten Forums.

    At that point you can use the Macrium rescue boot media to fix Windows boot problems, as I needed to when restoring an HDD image to a replacement SSD.

    Fixing Windows boot problems - KnowledgeBase v7.2 - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase

    Use Macrium Reflect Rescue Media to Fix Windows Boot Issues

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