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Windows 7: Problem booting windows 7 after cloning to ssd

21 May 2016   #1
Tylerr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Problem booting windows 7 after cloning to ssd

So i had everything for a new computer set up on a regular hard drive and pulled my boot ssd out of my older computer.

then did a quick format on it and cloned the hd to the sdd.

When i boot up i get this error:

Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start.
A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
To fix the problem:
1.insert windos cd and run a repair your computer option.
File: /EFI/MICROSOFT/BOOT/BCD Status: 0xc000000F An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.

I tried booting into the windows pe environment macrium provided and doing boot repairs but no luck.

Once i hit enter and pass the error screen it comes up again, then after the second one it starts booting into windows.

I assume this has something to do with me not properly formatting and erasing the mbr from the ssd since it was running on an old bios system instead of the newer uefi but this is my first time using them so i'm not sure.

I also see a 100mb allocated partition for the c drive.

How can i repair it?


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21 May 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You probably need to do a diskpart clean on the SSD to remove the old bios system completely, and then clone the HD to the SSD.
Here is a tutorial by Brink for this:
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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21 May 2016   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good call DavidE.

I have had to do

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

a few times when their is a bios or operating system change.

I also had to do the Dispart command when Linux was on a drive previously.
Some how a format leaves little things behind that get in the way.
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21 May 2016   #4
Tylerr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

no way to just get rid of the mbr?
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21 May 2016   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Here's an old thread i found:
Deleting MBR

I don't know what/if any utilities are available now to do what you want.
I would do a diskpart clean and then transfer the OS from the HD to the SSD.
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21 May 2016   #6
Tylerr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

eh.... i've done a lot of changes since i cloned.
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21 May 2016   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

If you can't boot with the cloned SSD, where did you make these changes ?
On the "Old HD", a non-OS partition on the "New SSD", ... ?
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21 May 2016   #8
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Hi, perhaps just make the SSD raw (no format) then clone to it.
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21 May 2016   #9
Tylerr

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
If you can't boot with the cloned SSD, where did you make these changes ?
On the "Old HD", a non-OS partition on the "New SSD", ... ?
I can boot with the cloned ssd, maybe my post wasn't clear.

The error pops up, tells me to hit enter or esc, i hit enter, then it pops up again. Once i hit enter the second time it goes on to boot into windows sucessfully.
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21 May 2016   #10
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Then you could try a startup repair
Startup Repair

I would create backup images/copies of everything i didn't want to lose on an external drive before making changes.
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