Windows 10: Computer wouldn't boot after cloning to SSD Solved

  1.    07 Dec 2016 #1

    Computer wouldn't boot after cloning to SSD


    I've seen a lot of threads of people who have migrated to an SSD and the SSD would not boot, and here's the solution I found:

    Upgraded my daughter's laptop to SSD. I wanted to clean up the partition layout and resize some partitions (especially since the SSD was 20GB smaller than the HDD). I used MiniTool Partition Wizard to copy over the partitions I wanted to keep, one at time, put them in the order I wanted on the SSD, and resize them. Installed the SSD in the laptop, and at boot I got the Windows startup repair BSOD. Hmmm....the EFI System partition was the first partition I copied over.

    Booted into Kyhi's Recovery Tools, ran Macrium Reflect, selected the fix Windows startup problems utility. It found the Windows installation on the SSD, but no system partition to write the boot files to. Ran AEOMI Partition Wizard and the first partition was the FAT32 EFI partition, but it was not marked as an EFI System partition - it looked like just any other partition. The partition ID that made it an EFI System partition did not copy over.

    The fix: open a command prompt with admin rights. Run:
    diskpart
    select disc 0 (select the SSD you need to work on. List disc if you are not sure)
    select part 1 (select the FAT32 partition that is supposed to be EFI System. List part if you are not sure)
    setid=C12A7328-F81F-11D2-BA4B-00A0C93EC93B override
    exit
    exit

    Then just to be sure, I ran Macrium Reflect Fix Windows starup problems again just to be sure, this time it showed the EFI System partition, wrote the boot files to it, and computer booted just fine from SSD.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 15,766
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       07 Dec 2016 #2

    nice one.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    07 Dec 2016 #3

    Thank you, I'm going to save this.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    07 Dec 2016 #4

    Yep, thanks, got it saved.

    Had a no boot after clone to SSD once, but, in that case, Macrium fixed it. Got lucky!!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
I have a non-boot volume on a separate internal drive (used to hold various backups) which is too small and I want to upgrade to a larger drive. I have File History turned on in Windows 10 and the File History is stored on this separate, non-boot...
Skype Wouldn't Update in Software and Apps
I use Skype you can get from Skype.com; it's not Skype Preview that comes with Windows 10. That's junk, in my not so humble opinion. I attempted to upgrade Skype from version 7.25.0.103, but got so far and was told "The specified account already...
I just purchased a 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SSD to replace my 1TB WD HDD. I cloned my Win10 OS drive using Macrium Reflect, as I have successfully done countless times in the past from HDD to HDD, HDD to SSD, and so on.. When attempting to boot from...
Just thought I'd drop this here for fun. My Wife brought me her friends laptop that wouldn't boot fully into Windows. (I'm "that" guy) Among a variety of other problems.... 66911 (taken with phone as at that point a screen shot wasn't...
Cloning HDD to SSD in a different computer? in Installation and Upgrade
Hey everyone, Just wanted to get a feel on this before i dig into it. I have a dell laptop (school) that i got a SSD for. I also have a clevo laptop at home (main computer), and it has two 2.5" driver bays. Could i install my current dell HDD and...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:51.
Find Us