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Samsung SSD does not boot after recovery. Stumped

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    WINDOWS 8

    Samsung SSD does not boot after recovery. Stumped


    Hello,

    I'm Roger, and I'm new here. I have this little problem that has me stumped. I have a Medion Akoya E4214 laptop which I've recently brought, it came with a free upgrade to Windows 10 which I have installed and it runs fine. The other day I purchased a brand new EVO 850 SSD and I used EASEUStodo backup after reading several forums and did the clone. All copied fine and the process was complete. I removed the existing drive and installed the SSD into the sata0 port and rebooted. The computer started, came up with the Medion screen and then nothing, just a black screen. I waited about 20 minutes just in case, still nothing. I looked at several forums and tried various things, including making changes to the UEFI bios, still to no avail.

    I used the Medion recovery disc to boot into the PC and try the fix my computer options etc, still nothing. I then thought bugger it, I'll just run a full windows 8 recovery off the disc. So I ran the clean function from disc part using the command prompt and restarted the recovery CD and did a complete recovery this all ran successfully and got to the point where the recovery wanted to restart to complete installation and the computer restarted, got to the Medion screen and then nothing again, it just wouldn't boot at all same as when I cloned the SSD. So I'm at a loss at what could be preventing the computer from booting, even with a complete recovery. I've put the original 5400rpm HDD in and things boot with no problems.

    Any clues?

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    EaseUS ToDo is backup software. You need to use Image or Cloning software to migrate everything to the SSD. My Evo 850 came with the Migration software and worked perfectly. If yours didn't come with it it is available on their site.
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    Posts : 4
    WINDOWS 8


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    EaseUS ToDo is backup software. You need to use Image or Cloning software to migrate everything to the SSD. My Evo 850 came with the Migration software and worked perfectly. If yours didn't come with it it is available on their site.
    EaseUS has a clone function built in. As for the Samsung Migration software, it does not work and fails and comes up with a message that it does not work due to the partition type on the original hard disk drive. Also have now tried Paragon Hard Disk manager. No luck.
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  4. #4


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    Many people on this forum use Macrium Reflect Free to migrate their OS. I was very impressed when I used for the first time a few weeks ago. I submitted a guide but its written for a desktop PC rather than a laptop - see 'Idiots Guide' to Transferring Windows from a HDD to a SSD
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    WINDOWS 8


    Haven't tried Macrium yet, but I did try using another 5400rpm drive that wasn't supplied with the computer. Ran the recovery disc to see what would happen and it worked a treat. So for some reason, this laptop does not like SSD drives, mechanical drives no problem. Weird
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  6. #6


    In your BIOS, is it set to AHCI or IDE?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 4
    WINDOWS 8


    It's neither. It's a locked down UEFI bios that doesn't give me the option of IDE or AHCI.
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