Not booting after merging non allocated space with c drive-Windows 10

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  1. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       #11

    schwarzennegger said:
    Thank you, Tried the keys, no luck just blank screen.

    May be the small partition around 500 mb ? pls check the Image i attached on previous photo ,which shows current drives.
    It's hard to tell anything from the photos posted because it does not show what partitions are on what drives. Following the tutorial for screenshot of disk management, this is what you should get:

    Not booting after merging  non allocated space with c drive-Windows 10-capture.jpg

    You say the system won't boot - are you getting an error messsage?
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  2. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 3,818
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #12

    Did you copy ALL of the partitions on your OS drive over to the new ssd ?

    Since you bought a new larger ssd, of course you`re gonna have unallocated space on the new ssd.

    You should copy ALL of the partitions on the old over to the new, get it booting, then play with it.

    As already mentioned, you do not have to install W7 again, just clean install W10 (if you want) and use the W7 key to activate W10.

    In my opinion, your new ssd is gonna be a mess because your partitions will be all over the place.
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  3. Posts : 1,229
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #13

    I would complain to Crucial about Accronics true image software if it comes via Crucial.
    --- I don't know if it's possible but demand from them that you want whatever was done to be undone
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  4. Posts : 47
    windows10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #14

    AddRAM said:
    Did you copy ALL of the partitions on your OS drive over to the new ssd ?

    Since you bought a new larger ssd, of course you`re gonna have unallocated space on the new ssd.

    You should copy ALL of the partitions on the old over to the new, get it booting, then play with it.

    As already mentioned, you do not have to install W7 again, just clean install W10 (if you want) and use the W7 key to activate W10.

    In my opinion, your new ssd is gonna be a mess because your partitions will be all over the place.
    Thank you, Did a complete clone to new 1TB ssd(Didn't format and partitioned before copying,that ended up leaving the un allocated space) system worked after that,later i found that large space is there as un allocated! So decided to merge the un allocated space ,after merging it's not booting or not going to bios etc.

    As you mentioned if i do a clean install of windows 10 from downloading from Microsoft website and use my key to activate,then do i have to manually install all the necessary driver accordingly? (This is the scary bit, finding the latest drivers and installing in order,if the order is not correct the it may mess up!-Read in ROG forum) or windows will find automatically the drivers and install?

    To be safe side i thought, worst case i will install windows 7 and drivers with the installation cd 's the laptop came with then upgrade to windows 10?

    what you think bro?

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    MeAndMyComputer said:
    I would complain to Crucial about Accronics true image software if it comes via Crucial.
    --- I don't know if it's possible but demand from them that you want whatever was done to be undone
    No bro, Crucial doesn't supply that software.
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  5. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 3,818
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #15

    A lot of us here recommend Macrium Reflect Free and use Images, not clones.

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    You do not have to install drivers in any special order.

    You install the OS, then you worry about drivers.
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  6. Posts : 47
    windows10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #16

    NavyLCDR said:
    It's hard to tell anything from the photos posted because it does not show what partitions are on what drives. Following the tutorial for screenshot of disk management, this is what you should get:

    Not booting after merging  non allocated space with c drive-Windows 10-capture.jpg

    You say the system won't boot - are you getting an error messsage?
    Just blank screen! Will try the tutorial and take shot as you mentioned.
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  7. AddRAM's Avatar
    Posts : 3,818
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #17

    This is why I still use Legacy/MBR, just 1 big beautiful partition/drive for windows
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  8. Posts : 47
    windows10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #18

    AddRAM said:
    A lot of us here recommend Macrium Reflect Free and use Images, not clones.

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    You do not have to install drivers in any special order.

    You install the OS, then you worry about drivers.
    So, i have to format completely ,then partition it( Hope Macrium software does this?) then install windows 10? Right..I have to find all the drivers need for this laptop in Asus forum so that i know i have everything to go after OS installation. Thank you.

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    AddRAM said:
    This is why I still use Legacy/MBR, just 1 big beautiful partition/drive for windows
    Could you pls explain about this Legady/MBR..how to install this? after formatting the drive ,then install this? what it does?
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,832
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #19

    MBR- see my post #5. Read all about it. That's what PCs used for many years (and many still do of course) but new ones now use the more robust UEFI/GPT system supporting the use of larger drives and more partitions.

    Your Windows will be installed using MBR if that's your only BIOS option. If UEFI is not available on your PC you can't have or us it.

    Put another way - if yours is more than about 5 years old, you have a MBR system.

    You can see 'MBR' in your photos.
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  10. Pejole2165's Avatar
    Posts : 745
    Windows 10 Pro 1909
       #20

    The OP keeps mentioning formatting and partitioning the drive, if installing Windows clean, at setup choose advanced and select each exisiting partition on new drive and delete till you have a blank disk, then continue with install, Windows setup will create any partitions it needs depending on BIOS type. This would be better than trying to set the disk up first.
    If using Macrium or similar app to image original boot disk, choose the option "image partitions needed to boot Windows" or similar option. When applying the image to new disk, same as with Windows setup, do not make partitions beforehand, drag partitions onto new blank disk. Once image is applied and you can boot from the disk use Windows disk management to expand C:\ partition into non allocated space if any exists.
    These methods should give the best chance of success.
    Anyone have other ideas?
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