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Windows 7: Problem restoring image of an old HD to new SSD using Macrium Reflect


28 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problem restoring image of an old HD to new SSD using Macrium Reflect

Hello all,


Yesterday I bought SSD (Samsung 840 pro 240 GB) and let it be connected to my computer (Win 7). As always advised, I disconnected the cables of the old HD (450 GB) and tried to restore a successful image, which I already used to restore the old HD few weeks ago (made by Macrium reflect, the free version) to my new SSD. Start the computer by using the Rescue PE cd which went without problem. Then follow the instruction and chose the image of the old HD which is located on an external drive. Everything went \OK and in the end got the message the restore is successful.

Tried to start the PC but it didnít start. Changing the Bios Storage configuration to: AHCI didnít help as well.

Any advice about how to restore my old windows 7 image to the new SSD will be appreciated.

Thanks & regards,

Anne

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28 Jan 2014   #2

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Put AHCI in BIOS back to what it was! We can change it later if necessary.

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Tried to start the PC but it didn’t start
What error message? Tell exactly what happens please.
How many partitions did you restore to SSD?
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28 Jan 2014   #3

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

IF your old hard drive had a small partition near the beginning, containing the Windows boot loader, and you imaged only the Windows 7 OS partition, your SSD will not boot. You can fix that by running Startup Repair from an installation DVD.

If you don't have that, you can create a Windows 7 Repair CD by using the Backup feature after you reconnect the old hard drive. You can then run Startup Repair from that Windows 7 Repair CD.
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28 Jan 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

My old HD had a partition which contains all the C: drive i.e. O.S., my documents, Downloads etc…

The whole C drive has one partition (BTW the physical drive is 1 TB which is divided into 2 partition ( C of about 450 GB and D of about 500 GB).
The size of the Macrium image on the external HD is 44 GB
The size of the (New SSD is Samsung 840 pro 240 GB)
I tried to copy the whole partition of the old HD into the SSD but I couldn’t. I got error message from Macrium that the original (source) partition is larger that the target. Of course this is logic. But I could drag the partition into the SSD.
Then get the message :
Restore completed Successfully

When restart the PC got the following message:

Windows 7 can not be started, this maybe caused by changing hardware.
Then get the message:

Do you like to run startup recovery?

When I click on Yes the PC will run for few minutes then get the following message:

This computer can not b recovered!

End

By using the original Windows 7 DVD I get the two following options:

  • repair the PC which will lead exactly to the abovementioned result: The PC can not be recovered
  • New (clean) installations which was successful but then I lost all my personal installations and must reinstall all programs which will cost lots of time.
Thanks & regards,


Anne
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28 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64Bit
 
 
Macrium Help

Go to Macrium Support Forum

Make a User account or log in with yours..
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28 Jan 2014   #6

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But I could drag the partition into the SSD.
That's what you actually did? I assume you dragged the Windows 7 partition of course. So SSD has 1 partition now? No other hard drives are attached to system.... I mean you are 10000% sure you (try to) boot from SSD?
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28 Jan 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
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But I could drag the partition into the SSD.
That's what you actually did? I assume you dragged the Windows 7 partition of course. So SSD has 1 partition now? No other hard drives are attached to system.... I mean you are 10000% sure you (try to) boot from SSD?
I am sure 200.000% that I am booting from the SSD. Even By chosing the boot device (F8) ----> C: (SSD) deliverd the same results.
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28 Jan 2014   #8

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I also asked you if SDD has 1 partition now.
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28 Jan 2014   #9

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You're talking about drag and drop C partition form old HDD to SSD.
In other paragraph you say "restore succesully".

Did you do an image restore or partition clone?
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28 Jan 2014   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

an image restore
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