Cloning Profile Partition

  1. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Enterprise

    Cloning Profile Partition

    Quite some time ago, with lots of help from folks here, I put my boot partition and user profiles/data on separate hard drives, C: and D:, respectively.

    Recently, the drive for my user profiles, D:, started having a SMART error. This prevented a normal reboot sequence which has prevented me from being able to update Windows.

    I decided to upgrade my storage. I replaced my 10,000rpm boot partition with an SSD. This went fine, the computer runs windows. Then I swapped my older WD Blue HDD profile partition, D:, with a current WD Blue HDD.

    When I tried booting and logging on with the newly cloned profile drive, I was told "The User Profile Service service failed the sign in." and I'm returned to the login screen.

    I believe I've had to fix this issue before at some point, but can't remember how and googling isn't working.

    Please help! How do I fix this or how do I appropriately clone my user partition to anew hard drive when I have separate boot and profile drives?

    It might be important that my original user profile partition was encrypted using bit locker.
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  2. Posts : 9,790
    Mac OS Catalina

    What were the size of these two hard drives that are in question for D and what did you use to clone the old drive to the SSD.
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  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter

    My old C: was about 160GB and the new C: SSD is 250GB. I used Arconis (WD version) to clone.

    Arconis wouldn't let me select my old D: drive as a source to clone, so I used Macrium. Both the old and new D:/profile drives are 1TB, WD10EZEX.

    .for clarification, only the new C (boot) drive is SSD, both the old and new D (profiles) are HDD
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  4. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Enterprise
    Thread Starter


    Don't be dumber than the computer.

    All I had to do was change the drive letters. The new WD Blue was assigned drive letter F when it needed to be assigned to D. Just used Disk Management to unassign the old D and assign it to the new F.
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