I was so close. The last few days have been spent loading a fresh copy of Win 7 32 bit on my 11 month old Dell laptop, adding apps., programs and just fine tuning and personalizing. Problems encountered have been an occasional "Windows cannot be found" upon boot up and something about an issue with explorer.exe after Windows had loaded. So I was about to install one last program before cloning the drive and I get a bsod.
Tried the Startup Repair option but it was unable to fix. Attempted a boot and os launched. I have scanned the drive and it's clean. Just ran BlueScreenView and it highlighted to drivers
. I'm not certain what to do but I want to fix everything before cloning. All your help will be much appreciated.