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Windows 7: Clone Win 7 and Win 8 drives failed

23 Dec 2014   #11
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

The first (and only) time I've ever tried to clone a drive.

Neither, of the two, clone programs worked.

Normally, I restore from an image.


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23 Dec 2014   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Right Jack, that is my experience too.
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23 Dec 2014   #13
whs
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Jack. I would like you to try the following. My suspicion is that the MBR is not pointing to the active partition.

Get the bootable CD of partition wizard iso and burn that to CD. Then boot the PC with that CD and inspect the cloned disk. See whether there is an active partition. If not, activate the one that has the bootmgr (Partition tab > Modify). You have to first highlight that partition.

Then highlight the disk in question, go to the Disk tab and 'Rebuild MBR". You have to APPLY (very top left) in order for it to execute. Then try again booting from that disk.

I don't know whether that will work, but it is worth a try.


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24 Dec 2014   #14
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

If a normal install to MBR disk, did you confirm the Partition Marked Active was transferred correctly and then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times with all other drives unplugged?
Rebuild MBR can work but often still needs Startup Repairs.
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24 Dec 2014   #15
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I no longer have a "cloned" disc. I rebuilt my SSD's from images.
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24 Dec 2014   #16
whs
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And I wanted to reproduce the problem and it did not work - see here: Cloning
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24 Dec 2014   #17
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Murphy's Law says it will work when you don't want it to work.
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