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BSOD in an attempt to boot from CLONED Win 8.1 on USB HDD.

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    BSOD in an attempt to boot from CLONED Win 8.1 on USB HDD.


    I cloned my OS onto a partition on my external USB HDD using clone 11 software. I wanted to boot from that external hard drive by choosing it from the boot device bios. It runs and shows the windows logo, spins for roughly 20 seconds and then it flashes a BSOD (managed to read the error after repeating few times), the error was "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE".

    How to fix this? I want to boot my Cloned OS from the USB HDD.

    Attachment 63248 Uploaded this if it was of any help.
    Last edited by gsb2000; 28 Jun 2015 at 05:03.

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    You can't just 'clone' your OS to another component with any kind of software and boot from it.
    As far as I can find you'll always get a bsod.

    If you want to use an external USB HDD for your OS, you have to install on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    You can't just 'clone' your OS to another component with any kind of software and boot from it.
    As far as I can find you'll always get a bsod.

    If you want to use an external USB HDD for your OS, you have to install on it.
    Ok can i do that and afterwards migrate the old OS onto the new one?

    secondly how to install it on external harddrive (not using windows2go)

    and finally, my laptop has been shutting down randomly with "critical process died" error, and once my skype stopped working "..due to I/O error".
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    Yes, you can migrate the old OS, because you're not using it anymore once you have installed a new OS.
    If you want to install on an external hdd, you have to connect the hdd, boot via the installation disk and install the OS choosing the external hdd.

    If you have any .dmp files, use the DM Log Collector tool to collect data and upload the created file as an attachment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Yes, you can migrate the old OS, because you're not using it anymore once you have installed a new OS.
    If you want to install on an external hdd, you have to connect the hdd, boot via the installation disk and install the OS choosing the external hdd.

    If you have any .dmp files, use the DM Log Collector tool to collect data and upload the created file as an attachment.
    When i try to do so, I can't choose the external HDD partition because it says something about "connection" or so.. I just can't continue from there.
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    Please take a picture of the error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    Please take a picture of the error.
    I installed windows 8.1 on my external USB HDD hard drive, and I have a clone of my internal windows 8.1 OS, how do I apply the clone files to my External hardrive OS? Like I want the installed programs and files to be reinstalled again (I have patched games and updated programs that want them to be on the new OS)
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    I suggest using Macrium Reflect Home Edition trial for creating a backup of the files and folders and adding them to the OS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by axe0 View Post
    I suggest using Macrium Reflect Home Edition trial for creating a backup of the files and folders and adding them to the OS.
    Can I use that to apply the clone? because my internal hard-drive is really not stable right now as it crashes randomly with "CRITICAL_PROCESS_DIED" BSOD error. I used Clone 11 by Fastone to create my clone.
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    I don't think you can use macrium to add the copy to the OS, because macrium probably only recognises its own file extensions.

    Have you installed w8.1 with an image?
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