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    @topgundcp, I wiped the WDC drive clean, recloned and copied and pasted the bcdboot E:\Windows /s D command and it completed successfully. Switched off the PC, physically detached the original Seagate HD with the C: partition (now Disk 2) and turned on the PC, however, but again it booted into the DOS screen with the letter j. MiniTool PW won't offer me the option to rebuild the MBR unless I buy the pro version, and again I have attached a screenshot which shows that the boot files were not copied to the System Reserved D: drive (now Disk 1).

    @AddRAM, exactly, so far everytime I have cloned with this Minitool software it has assigned drive letters to both cloned partitions e.g. this has also happened on an SSD I cloned to replace the mechanical hard drive on my old HP Mini 210 as it has AHCI support.

    I'll read up the forum tutorial on how to use Macrium Reflect for cloning, then I'll have a go and post an update.
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       #12

    Why aren`t you using Macrium ????

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    And no cloning, you see what Darth Sidious did with cloning

    And you should seriously consider doing a clean install on the new drive (hope you bought a SSD) no matter how long it takes, you will thank yourself later.

    Partition Wizard is a Great tool for setting up and manipulating partitions ( #1 in my book ) but Macrium is the best for imaging or cloning ( #1 in my book )
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    @sjc312
    From the screen shot you still boot from disk 2 (ie. disk 1 from disk management).
    Did you run : bcdboot E:\Windows /s D: ???
    You must also set your BIOS priority and boot order to boot from disk 1 first (ie. disk 0 from disk management)
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    @topgundcp,

    yes I did run the bcdboot E:\Windows /s D: command successfully.

    To make sure the was no boot conflict, I detached the original drive i.e power and data cables, and when I went into the BIOS, Windows offered to boot from the only drive it could see, the cloned drive, but with no boot files on its System Reserved partiton, I got a blank screen with the letter j.

    The screenshot above was possible because I had to re-attach the original drive in order to boot in Windows.
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       #15

    Find a flash drive that you can format (> or = 8 GB).

    Find another flash drive that can be used to transfer files from the problematic computer to a working computer.
    Or find a camera or smartphone camera to take pictures and post images into the thread.

    Create a bootable windows 10 iso:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10
    Download Windows 10 ISO File
    Create Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10


    Detach or remove any drives other than the problematic disk drive.

    Boot to the iso > open the Windows advanced troubleshooting menu > command prompt

    The drive letters may change in windows Recovery Environment (RE)

    Type these commands:
    bcdedit /enum all
    bcdedit | find "osdevice"
    reagentc /info
    bootsect /nt60 all
    diskpart
    lis dis
    lis vol
    sel dis 0
    det dis
    lis par
    sel par 1
    det par
    sel par 2
    det par
    sel par 3
    det par
    sel par 4
    det par
    sel par 5
    det par
    sel dis 1
    det dis
    exit
    bootrec /fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot
    bootrec /scanos
    bootrec /rebuildbcd
    notepad

    When these have completed > right click on the top bar or title bar of the administrative command prompt box > left click on edit then select all > right click on the top bar again > left click on edit then copy > paste into notepad > save to a flash drive > post into the thread
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    @zbook, after thinking things over I have decided to perform a clean install on the newer WDC 500GB drive.

    As you suggested, I have attached a couple of screenshots taken with my phone so that any forum users contemplating using this version of MiniTool Partition Wizard would know what to expect when trying to clone their OS with it.

    Thank you for your patience and help, and thanks also to AddRAM, topgundcp, lx07, Stecve C, Samuria, and everyone else for the kind assistance.
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       #17

    "And no cloning, you see what Darth Sidious did with cloning"
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  8. Megahertz's Avatar
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    AddRAM said:
    Why aren`t you using Macrium ????

    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    And no cloning, you see what Darth Sidious did with cloning

    And you should seriously consider doing a clean install on the new drive (hope you bought a SSD) no matter how long it takes, you will thank yourself later.

    Partition Wizard is a Great tool for setting up and manipulating partitions ( #1 in my book ) but Macrium is the best for imaging or cloning ( #1 in my book )
    This doesn't seem to be a Win 10 partition layout. It's missing the Recovery partition.
    Seems more like a Win 7 partition layout.
    Anyway, my suggestion is to boot from the installation disk and do a boot repair (Shift+F10 - Boot repair).
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  9. Posts : 84
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    I cloned a drive using Macrium but after attempting to boot into the cloned drive by setting the drive in diskpart among a few other things, it doesn't boot into the new drive. Each time windows boots, I verify using MSCONFIG and it shows Windows booting from the old drive, rather then the new cloned drive ?
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    JerometheGiraff said:
    I cloned a drive using Macrium but after attempting to boot into the cloned drive by setting the drive in diskpart among a few other things, it doesn't boot into the new drive. Each time windows boots, I verify using MSCONFIG and it shows Windows booting from the old drive, rather then the new cloned drive ?
    How can you tell using MSCONFIG which drive the computer is booting from?
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