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Windows 7: Moving OS from ide to sata drive


14 Dec 2013   #1

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
Moving OS from ide to sata drive

My system has Windows 7 on an ide drive and one other sata drive as a second drive.

I have just added a larger sata drive and cloned the OS to it from the ide drive using True Image from Western Digital.

My problem is the system will not boot from the new sata drive even if I disconnect the ide drive.

I guessing this a driver issue but how do I fix it?


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14 Dec 2013   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You could use Paragon Adaptive Restore 3.0 for adjusting Windows for the new hardware.
Paragon Paragon Adaptive Restore - Overview
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14 Dec 2013   #3

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

That looks OK but I don't want to spend any money at present!
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14 Dec 2013   #4

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You can also use Syprep before cloning.
Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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14 Dec 2013   #5

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

I just want something very simple to use. According to the Drive Image software info it should have done the job
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14 Dec 2013   #6

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Did you clone all partition from the IDE drive?

Try booting the flash drive and running Repair Install, up to 3 times, see if that fixes it.
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14 Dec 2013   #7

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Otherwise, put the IDE drive back in and post a screen capture of a full screen Disk Management window.

To open Disk Management, press Windows key+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO. Make it full screen.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7/8).

For Sevenforums:
Once you have the image saved, click on the Paperclip Icon next to the Smiley Icon. In the Manage Attachments window, click Browse and navigate to where you saved the image and select it.
Click the Upload button.
Close the Manage Attachments window.
Click on the Paperclip Icon again and select the image you uploaded. It will be placed in your post.
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14 Dec 2013   #8
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When you clone or image Windows 7 to another drive and it won't start, the first thing to try is unplugging all other HDD's and peripherals, confirm that the 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) or C is Partition - Mark as Active, then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Windows 7 boots.

When you cloned did you select to include Track 0 and make the 100mb (if you have it) or C Active? These are necessary, but can be handled now with the repairs above.
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15 Dec 2013   #9

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Here we go. I've no idea what flash drive would be involved here


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15 Dec 2013   #10

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You did clone C to F... correct? They are both primary.. nice. You forgot to mark F "Active". Mark it ACTIVE. After that disconnect C (old IDE disk) and try to boot. Post results.

Most likely it doesn't boot because it's still pointing to old C. Try startup repair to fix that. Post results.
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