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Asus Zenbook, clone original HDD to SSD


raptorjr

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Hi

I'm trying to clone the original HDD of my Asus ZenBook to a SSD disk. The original disk is 500GB and the SSD is 256GB. But the original disk has a 300GB Data partition that is empty and i don't need, so there shouldn't be any problem with moving a large disk to a smaller.

I used several cloning programs, but it seems that Macrium Reflect did the best job so far, but not all the way to the goal. With other programs, like Easeus Partition Master, i always had to do a boot repair to get Windows 8 to boot. But with Macrium Reflect i cloned the disk and Windows 8 booted fine. I didn't remove the Data partition, but made it very small, thinking that keeping the same number of partitions would help me to get everything working.

My problem is, with the original drive i can press F9 at boot and enter recovery mode.(I have a recovery and a restore partition on the drive.) If i press F9 with the SSD disk i get a boot error, 0xc0000225 and that my PC needs to be repaired. In some way this also messes up the original boot, because now i cant boot Windows 8 on the SSD. It works perfect until i try to press F9.

Is there some way that i could really clone the original HDD so that even the F9 option works? Sure, i could use it this way. But it is annoying me that F9 don't work on the SSD. And it could be a problem when someone else is using the PC, because pressing F9 destroys the normal boot also.

Maybe there is some better cloning software?
 

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    Windows

brummyfan

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1-571
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer Type-2
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 1333MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD 4000
    Sound Card
    High Definiton Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 850 Pro 256GB
    PSU
    Generic
    Keyboard
    QWERTY
    Mouse
    ELANTECH Touchpad
    Internet Speed
    12.68Mbps
    Browser
    IE11
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    Windows Defender

raptorjr

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Paragon didn't work, or it worked as good/bad as Macrium Reflect. Works fine to boot Windows 8, but the F9 press fails, and takes down the Windows 8 boot also.

Trying the other image program now.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows

raptorjr

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The other program didn't even make a bootable Windows 8 disk. Don't understand why it is not possible to make a true copy of the original disk? Something is different since the F9 option don't work on the cloned SSD.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows

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