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Cloned my old HDD to a new SSHD but it will not boot.

  1. #21


    This is my current set up "HDD" Disk C: 2TB is my main drive that everything is installed into and windows boots off it.

    I also have another storage drive "SSHD" Disk D: 4TB which now is empty.

    And i bought an "SSD" Disk X: 240 GB I would like to move whatever i need to move from disk C: in order to boot my pc from the ssd (without having to re install windows)

    I want to use the SSD to boot windows and certain programs, i would like the SSHD to be my main storage and the HDD for backup storage. Sorry i know this is troublesome.

    Thanks for the help.

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  2. #22


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    From your screen shots. You did nothing wrong. However, Your C drive which contains Windows OS also contains your personal Data (. Normally Windows OS occupies 25~40 GB + 350MB Recovery partition. You need to move all your personal data from C: drive to D: drive to reduce the size of C: first then make a backup image.

    Also, if you installed games which can take a lot of spaces then you might need to uninstall those.

    Below is the screen shot of my Windows OS. It occupies around 24 GB. All my data is stored in D: and in F: drives.

    Click image for larger version

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #23


    Germany/Florida
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    I think you are best advised to get this program. It dows everything for you in 3 clicks.

    Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - System migration to Solid State Drives (SSD) - Overview

    Else, if you really want to be geeky, you can follow my tutorial - but that is a lot more difficult. There are certain things you have to observe like alignment, defrag, etc. The above program does all those settings automatically.

    SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System - Windows 7 Help Forums

    The 2 partitions you have to transfer to the SSD as a minimum are the EFI partition and the C partition.
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  4. #24


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    The 2 partitions you have to transfer to the SSD as a minimum are the EFI partition and the C partition.
    MBR style was used in his Windows Installation. There's no EFI partition.

    @OP,
    It's OK to use Macrium. Just separate your data from C: drive then you'll be OK.

    EDIT: FYI, it is advisable to separate your Windows OS and data so you can make a back up image of your Windows a lot faster in case your Windows becomes unbootable, infected by Virus etc... then you can restore Windows without losing your data.
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  5. #25


    Germany/Florida
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    MBR style was used in his Windows Installation. There's no EFI partition.
    Good catch. Thanks.

    Then it is the 100MB or 300MB system partition in lieu of the EFI partition.
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  6. #26


    I dont mind getting Geeky, problem is that ususally back fires at me but its a good learning experience.

    Next question. How do i move my personal data from C: to D:? how do i know whats what?

    I am guessing the In macrium the NTFS Active (296.1MB) is the boot and the other partition NTFS Primary (1.14TB) is all my personal Data? So i can just clone my personal data to D: and image/restore the NTFS Active to my SSD?
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  7. #27


    Germany/Florida
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    May I suggest you post a picture of your disk management.
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  8. #28


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    @whs,
    Look at link #18. It's the same as disk management which he has C: drive with almost the whole disk allocated and occupies 1.14 TB + 350 MB Recovery partition.
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  9. #29


    HDD to SSHD Problerm - Imgur

    Here is my my Management.
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  10. #30


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    This is not really disk management. But for the pupose it will do.

    What is all this stuff you have on C. Just make a seperate partition to move your user data out of there. You will have to temporarily store some of it elsewhere to gain enough space or move it directly to the 4TB SSHD.
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