Windows 10: Cloned Win10 drive to ssd, bootmgr missing

  1.    09 Aug 2015 #1

    Cloned Win10 drive to ssd, bootmgr missing


    I used TrueImage 15 to clone and shrink my win10 load to a new SSD.
    Original drive was a 1tb with 120g used in a 900g partition. I had TI clone and shrink that to the 240g SSD. However, the bootmgr was left behind.
    I used EasyBCD 2.2 to put the bootmgr back but now it seems to be still missing a few secret win10 parts and asking for startup repair..
    Can I use the downloaded win10p64 cd?
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  2. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       09 Aug 2015 #2

    If you can get into command prompt via booting into the windows recovery environment, then a simple
    /fixboot
    /fixmbr
    should repair the bootmgr.
    Use the win10p64, boot from it, then select system recovery options, and choose command prompt.
    type the above listed commands and you should be good to go.

    if you need help getting there, use this guide, Its perfect.
    Recovery Environment - Use to Troubleshoot Windows 10 Failure to Boot - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    11 Aug 2015 #3

    Ah yes.. thats it...
    bootsec.exe /fixboot or was it something else the switches /fixboot or /fixmbr belong.
    Recovery environment.. that mysterious 45mb partition at the end of disk space. That TrueImage can't clear.
    I can access RE via my win10 dvd and all the Tutorial routines are present. The obvious ones still fail to fix the no-boot issue.
    For safety sake, during those attempts the SSD was the only drive energized.
    At this point I don't think the issue is doing a clone shrink from 900g to 240g with only 123g active. However next I will defrag and see if that helps. But must ensure the recovery partition left on the failed product is gone.
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  4. Posts : 4,999
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       11 Aug 2015 #4

    Possible cause is the boot files were not on the drive you cloned to the SSD. And having them disconnected means boot can't find what it needs.

    I'd try connecting the other drives and see if it boots okay.
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  5.    13 Aug 2015 #5

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Possible cause is the boot files were not on the drive you cloned to the SSD. And having them disconnected means boot can't find what it needs.

    I'd try connecting the other drives and see if it boots okay.
    Yes.
    Actually I tried to repair while all 4 were online and lost both 1Tb drives.. The WD is Win10 production and the Seagate is Win10 preview.
    Now, Yes I did recover both individually using the Win10 install/repair DVD. Repair startup. They are currently solo booters using bios select, but they are fine that way. Eventually I'll get around to fixing the multi-boot.
    Anyway, no amount of tweak has yet made the SSD clone of the production drive boot.
    bootrec /scanos, does not find anything to put into the BCDfile.
    a nominal visual compare of the C: and the SSD (H would suggest they be the same..
    Last evening I tried Paragon and Acronis Disk Director 12.. while they made nice backups, they were unable to restore/downsize to the smaller SDD. Another pass with TrueImage 15.2 left us in the current state.. no OS found, but 2 nice partitions..
    It does appear the the 'recovery' partitions (450mb) while hidden are consuming a drive letter..

    From what I gather from Technet, the "boot" folder previously hidden on the system volume (win7) is now hidden in the "recovery" volume (win8 and up).
    Historically, our first introduction to the 'recovery' volume was the OEM stash. Now Microsoft has taken it over and still might contain the OEM enhancements.
    So the bottom line be I haven't found the proper utility to really clone a win10 disk and have it boot in one pass without lots of excess work.
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  6.    14 Aug 2015 #6

    fixed


    Well after I downloaded the TrueImage universal Recovery package, Everything worked as planned.
    From power on to desktop is 31 seconds!

    Thank you

    PS.. BCDedit to duel boot...
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  7.    14 Aug 2015 #7

    dlritter said: View Post
    PS.. BCDedit to duel boot...
    Dueling is illegal... ;-)
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