Cloned Windows from 120GB SSD to 480GB SSD and can't get it to boot


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    Cloned Windows from 120GB SSD to 480GB SSD and can't get it to boot


    Hi there,

    I hope you can help me.

    I have cloned my Windows drive using Aoemi and it seems to have worked; however when I try to boot from the new drive, it says there's an error and I get a blue screen and have to re-start.

    I'm not sure what to do next as the C drive is full and can't be updated.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Cloned Windows from 120GB SSD to 480GB SSD and can't get it to boot-disk.png

    Windows Version 1909

    Kind regards,

    Rich
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,448
    windows 10
       #2

    Welcome to the forum. Your problem is you dont boot from the ssd you boot from disk 1 were the primary parition is active and bootable.
    Did you clone the whole drive or copy paritions as the recovery paritions isnt the same?

    Realy you need to copy the boot parition to the ssd your running a very old out of support windows its worth doing a clean install with only 1 drive so it cant put boot files on the wrong disk
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  3. SIW2's Avatar
    Posts : 2,115
    trying to install win10
       #3

    Mark D partition active.

    At admin cmd prompt, type:
    bcdboot d:\windows /s d:
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I didnít realise that it was booting from disk 1 - it sure how that happened as Windows was initially installed on disk 2 SSD.
    The clone was of the whole drive as Iím a relative newbie with PC upgrading and didnít want to mess about with any settings / partitions.
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  5. Posts : 27
    Windows 10
       #5

    A new twist


    RichDavey said:
    I didnít realise that it was booting from disk 1 - it sure how that happened as Windows was initially installed on disk 2 SSD.
    The clone was of the whole drive as Iím a relative newbie with PC upgrading and didnít want to mess about with any settings / partitions.
    I have/had the same issue so just for the hell of it I used my Paragon HD Manager to convert the SSD from MBR to GBT, disconnected the HD with the system on it and rebooted perfectly into Windows 10. Question now is how to get the HD back to a plain storage disk without deleting its contents, assuming that is needed.
    Dave
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    SIW2 said:
    Mark D partition active.

    At admin cmd prompt, type:
    bcdboot d:\windows /s d:
    Hi SIW2, I tried this and rebooted - got to a black screen with a message saying to repair windows - it was different to the first blue screen i got, so it's done something - had to remove the new SSD in order to get the old SSD to boot up.
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  7. SIW2's Avatar
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    trying to install win10
       #7

    You might need to fix the drive letter on the copied windows partition (D)
    Select D:\windows in the dropdown and click FIX. nt6repair9x86.zip

    Cloned Windows from 120GB SSD to 480GB SSD and can't get it to boot-nt6repair6-fixosletter.jpg

    Then run the bcdboot d:\windows /s d:
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    SIW2 said:
    You might need to fix the drive letter on the copied windows partition (D)
    Select D:\windows in the dropdown and click FIX. nt6repair9x86.zip

    Cloned Windows from 120GB SSD to 480GB SSD and can't get it to boot-nt6repair6-fixosletter.jpg

    Then run the bcdboot d:\windows /s d:
    Hi there, I ran this and then the bcdboot but it made no difference.

    Is there anything else i can try? Thank you all for your help and suggestions so far!
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
    Posts : 16,149
    Windows 10 Pro
       #9

    Assuming you are running with the same layout that is shown in post #1:

    You need to make sure that d: drive is marked as active:

    Code:
    diskpart
    select volume d
    active
    exit
    Then you need to write a BCD to d: drive:

    Code:
    bcdboot D:\Windows /s D: /f BIOS
    Then you need to make sure d: drive MBR has bootmgr installed:

    Code:
    bootsect /NT60 D: /force /mbr
    That should do it, if running the utility to fix drive letter did not mess anything up. You should not have run that utility, your system in Post #1 has the correct drive letters for your setup.
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  10. Posts : 6
    windows 7 professional
       #10

    The exact same thing happened to me. I used Hiren Boot PE to fix it
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