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  1.    1 Week Ago #1
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 10
    Win 10 64

    Strange boot problem


    I normally run my pc with two Samsung SSD drives, a 256gb 850EVO boot drive, and a 1tb 840EVO slave drive. Every so often I image one to the other using the Samsung cloning software.
    I now wanted to use the 1TB elsewhere so simply removed it. After doing so my PC now boots only on the second start.
    The first time I start I just get the flashing cursor in the top left of the screen. Power off on the start button and the PC starts fine.
    If I put the slave back into my PC it starts fine.

    The PC is fully up to date with driver s and updates.
    There is obviously a boot issue but not sure how to fix. Any suggestions please?

    Spec:
    Windows 10 Professional (x64) Version 1703 (build 15063.674)
    3.50 gigahertz Intel Core i7-4770K
    MAXIMUS VI HERO Rev 1.xx
    AMD Radeon (TM) R9 270
    32gb (4x8GB) DDR3 Gskill Ripjaws
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  2.    1 Week Ago #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,438
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Your problem probably starts with having two bootable disks in your PC at the same time.

    We recommend disk imaging to an external disk... having your image in the same system inevitably runs the risk of the same event corrupting both. (Think power problem, ransomware etc etc...).

    Have you tried putting only one disk in your system and running Startup Repair?
    If that doesn't help, Macrium Reflect's boot disk has a useful Fix Boot utility which does more.

    If still problems, it would then be useful if you could post screenshot of your partitions using Minitool Partition Wizard, with columns expanded to show all text clearly.

    Assuming you had both bootable disks in situ when you upgraded for example (new build), there may have some confusion.

    Thanks.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3
    Join Date : Oct 2017
    Posts : 10
    Win 10 64
    Thread Starter

    Is the boot fix in Macrium only applicable if you used Macrium in the first place to create the cloned image?
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  4.    1 Week Ago #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,438
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    No it's a general fix boot for Windows - you can find out more with Google e.g.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
    Join Date : Oct 2017
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    Win 10 64
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    No it's a general fix boot for Windows - you can find out more with Google e.g.
    Downloaded the free version of Macrium and it doesnt appear ro be an option in any of the menus. Is there another version I should be using?
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6
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    UK, Midlands
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    See my #2:
    If that doesn't help, Macrium Reflect's boot disk has a useful Fix Boot utility which does more.
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 9,144
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Sambat View Post
    Downloaded the free version of Macrium and it doesnt appear ro be an option in any of the menus. Is there another version I should be using?
    To clarify what @dalchina is saying - the Fix windows boot problems appears in the menu only when you boot the computer from a Macrium Reflect rescue drive.
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  8.    6 Days Ago #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
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    See my #2:
    I tried the Macrium Rescue CD with no luck.
    I also tried a Boot repair from the Win 10 CD using Bootrec (RebuildBcd, fixboot, and fixMbr). Again no success.
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  9.    6 Days Ago #9
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    UK, Midlands
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    Did you do that with only the one disk in your system? Were there any error messages?
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  10.    5 Days Ago #10
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Did you do that with only the one disk in your system? Were there any error messages?
    Yes, just the 256gb drive. I am now edging towards a rebuild, which is going the be a challenge, trying to find all the serials, and hoping they still work...
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