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Cloning to SSD, cannot boot. Repair disk cannot fix issue

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Cloning to SSD, cannot boot. Repair disk cannot fix issue


    Hello!
    I'm new here(obviously). Well, last week I bought a laptop(ASUS N56JR) with a 750gb hdd.
    And today I went to Microcenter, saw a PNY XLR8 240gb SSD for $100 and bought it.
    I used a cloning software EaseUS Todo Backup to clone my OS partition of the HDD to SSD(It's only 90GB worth of files). Also, I did a recovery disk which was 18GB to a USB HDD.
    I flipped over the laptop, replaced the HDD for the cloned SSD and went to boot it up.
    It took me straight to BIOS so i disabled Fast bootup and security bootup options. Save and Exit -> Restart. Plugged in my USB HDD which is now my recovery disk. It took me to a nice blue screen with options
    Selected my language(English of course) and advanced options. Went to the startup fix option. It took around 1 minute only for it to tell me that it cannot fix my startup problems.

    I have no idea what I did wrong? I plugged the usb hdd to my main computer and the bootup files are there. But somehow it cannot fix the booting up issue.
    So, I went to pick another option which was "Refresh". But it told me that my ssd was locked and needed to unlock it first. I have ran out of options. I dont want to reinstall everything because i have a lot of adobe and Autodesk software that takes ages to download and the serial keys are volume plus theyre at work.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    Did you make your partition active on your SSd

    Maybe this tutorial wil help you SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System - Windows 7 Help Forums
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    to clone my OS partition of the HDD to SSD(It's only 90GB
    You need to clone all partitions.

    How to clone your SATA drive to a SSD drive.
    How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Yeah I cloned 3 partitions out of 4.
    2 partitions which were not active but had the boot loader info and recovery
    1 active partition which had the OS and programs. The only partition I did not clone was the data.
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    active partition which had the OS and programs
    The OS partition is not ACTIVE partition.
    The ACTIVE partition in the screenshot below, is partition 3, Partition 4 OS, & partition 5 Recovery.

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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    active partition which had the OS and programs
    The OS partition is not ACTIVE partition.
    The ACTIVE partition in the screenshot below, is partition 3, Partition 4 OS, & partition 5 Recovery.

    Click image for larger version
    I'm not using that program though.
    I had enough with this and just reinstalled a fresh copy of windows 8.
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