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Windows 7: How can i move files (Including Windows) Onto a New HDD From a old one

31 Jan 2013   #41
Kaktussoft

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I asked you:

If you enter BIOS you can change the boot priority. You see options like CD/DVD, USB, Harddisk.
Is there an option to specify which harddisk to boot from?

Can you answer please. You have to force boot from new disk where Z is on. How should machine know to boot from it otherwise?


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31 Jan 2013   #42
Kaktussoft

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If you are very sure X and Z are primary now and Z is marked active in disk managemnt. you can reboot. Set BIOS to boot from physical disk where Z is on. Possible? If not possible:
  • Shutdown and power off machine. Remove power from outlet.
  • Open machine and change physical disk (C) and physical disk (Z). Do it by swapping sata data cables on disk side. Or on motherboard side. (not both sides of course).
  • Close machine. Attach power and boot
Works? All drive letters are still the same as it was at point of cloning. But of course Z is called C now. And old C has a free drive letter. Please check

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Also do System Protection - Turn On or Off
Be sure protection is on for new C. It must show picture as is in step 10
Any ghost drives in list? Put system protection OFF on ghost disks (if any). They are gone from list afterwards
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01 Feb 2013   #43
crazykilla

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Z doesn't have boot in disk managemant but it's primary and active...
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01 Feb 2013   #44
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Z doesn't have boot in disk managemant but it's primary and active...
Did you force in bios to boot from new physical disk? Or could you only select harddisk in boot priority?
If impossible... swap physcial disk where C is on with physical disk with Z on.
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01 Feb 2013   #45
Kaktussoft

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See #42
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01 Feb 2013   #46
crazykilla

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Every single boot device i choose ends up loading C, what the ****...


EDIT: i swapped C and Z SATA cables but it didn't do anything
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01 Feb 2013   #47
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Z doesn't have boot in disk managemant but it's primary and active...
If you cloned C to Z...it's fine. Z is active and primary... nice.

In Elevated Command Prompt
Code:
bcdedit/store  Z:\boot\bcd  /enum  all
All lines with device, osdevice. ramdisksdidevice, filedevice point to Z (or boot) instead C? No references to C at all? Then bootmenu is fine.

just force boot from new physical disk where Z is on. Or swap sata cable to place where C is
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01 Feb 2013   #48
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Every single boot device i choose ends up loading C, what the ****...


EDIT: i swapped C and Z SATA cables but it didn't do anything
How did you swap?

detach cable from C disk (not from motherboard) and put in Z.
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01 Feb 2013   #49
crazykilla

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Every single boot device i choose ends up loading C, what the ****...


EDIT: i swapped C and Z SATA cables but it didn't do anything
How did you swap?

detach cable from C disk (not from motherboard) and put in Z.
Yes,
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01 Feb 2013   #50
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crazykilla View Post
Every single boot device i choose ends up loading C, what the ****...


EDIT: i swapped C and Z SATA cables but it didn't do anything
How did you swap?

detach cable from C disk (not from motherboard) and put in Z.
Yes,
So if you follow cable from Z you see it's connected to motherboard. It's exactly same spot as was C. Correct? If so

Run repair you computer from F8 menu. Enter "command prompt"
Code:
diskpart
list vol
exit
What's drive letter of Z. It's definitely not Z now!! Assume it's K
Code:
bootsect/nt60 K: /force
bootsect/nt60 K: /force /mbr
If succesully... you'r sure mbr and bootsector are fine. Try to boot.
If fails...try to boot without old C connected at all
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