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Windows 7: Problem restoring image of an old HD to new SSD using Macrium Reflect

28 Jan 2014   #11
Kaktussoft

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Boot with original Windows 7 DVD. Select "repair your computer". After repair fails, click : "View diagostics details". Which test has status code not equal to 0x0 (which means success)?


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28 Jan 2014   #12
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
an image restore
Answer #8
Sure the SSD partition is a primary partition and marked ACTIVE?
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28 Jan 2014   #13
anne1982

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
an image restore
Answer #8
Sure the SSD partition is a primary partition and marked ACTIVE?

Yes, I am Sure the SSD partition is a primary partition and marked ACTIVE.
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28 Jan 2014   #14
anne1982

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Boot with original Windows 7 DVD. Select "repair your computer". After repair fails, click : "View diagostics details". Which test has status code not equal to 0x0 (which means success)?
Yes, I did it but what further? what can I do with the codes?
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28 Jan 2014   #15
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
an image restore
Answer #8
Sure the SSD partition is a primary partition and marked ACTIVE?

Yes, I am Sure the SSD partition is a primary partition and marked ACTIVE.
Boot with win7 install dvd and enter command prompt Command Prompt at Startup

Code:
DIR C:\
DIR D:\
C: is the SSD? If sure:
Code:
attrib  -h  -s  c:\boot\bcd
del c:\boot\bcd
Command succesful? If so reboot to dvd and do a startup repair.
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28 Jan 2014   #16
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Boot with original Windows 7 DVD. Select "repair your computer". After repair fails, click : "View diagnostics details". Which test has status code not equal to 0x0 (which means success)?
Yes, I did it but what further? what can I do with the codes?
Normally it does some tests that ares succesfully so end in 0x0. Then a test fails ... it tries to repair. If repair fails... it stops.


So.... Which test has status code not equal to 0x0? And what is the statuscode?
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28 Jan 2014   #17
anne1982

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the information. Tomorrow I am going to follow the procedure you mentioned and let you know the results.
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29 Jan 2014   #18
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
Hi,

My old HD had a partition which contains all the C: drive i.e. O.S., my documents, Downloads etc…

The whole C drive has one partition (BTW the physical drive is 1 TB which is divided into 2 partition ( C of about 450 GB and D of about 500 GB).
The size of the Macrium image on the external HD is 44 GB
The size of the (New SSD is Samsung 840 pro 240 GB)
I tried to copy the whole partition of the old HD into the SSD but I couldn’t. I got error message from Macrium that the original (source) partition is larger that the target. Of course this is logic. But I could drag the partition into the SSD.
Then get the message :
Restore completed Successfully

When restart the PC got the following message:

Windows 7 can not be started, this maybe caused by changing hardware.
Then get the message:

Do you like to run startup recovery?

When I click on Yes the PC will run for few minutes then get the following message:

This computer can not b recovered!

End

By using the original Windows 7 DVD I get the two following options:

  • repair the PC which will lead exactly to the abovementioned result: The PC can not be recovered
  • New (clean) installations which was successful but then I lost all my personal installations and must reinstall all programs which will cost lots of time.
Thanks & regards,


Anne

Don't know what you mean by dragging the partition - isn't such a thing.

You cannot resotre an image you made of a larger partition to an SSD that is smaller than that partition. What you first have to do is shrink the original partition down to a size that is smaller than the SSD, then back it up then restore it. This can be a painful and tedious process.
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29 Jan 2014   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anne1982 View Post
Hi,

My old HD had a partition which contains all the C: drive i.e. O.S., my documents, Downloads etc…

The whole C drive has one partition (BTW the physical drive is 1 TB which is divided into 2 partition ( C of about 450 GB and D of about 500 GB).
The size of the Macrium image on the external HD is 44 GB
The size of the (New SSD is Samsung 840 pro 240 GB)
I tried to copy the whole partition of the old HD into the SSD but I couldn’t. I got error message from Macrium that the original (source) partition is larger that the target. Of course this is logic. But I could drag the partition into the SSD.
Then get the message :
Restore completed Successfully

When restart the PC got the following message:

Windows 7 can not be started, this maybe caused by changing hardware.
Then get the message:

Do you like to run startup recovery?

When I click on Yes the PC will run for few minutes then get the following message:

This computer can not b recovered!

End

By using the original Windows 7 DVD I get the two following options:

  • repair the PC which will lead exactly to the abovementioned result: The PC can not be recovered
  • New (clean) installations which was successful but then I lost all my personal installations and must reinstall all programs which will cost lots of time.
Thanks & regards,


Anne

Don't know what you mean by dragging the partition - isn't such a thing.

You cannot resotre an image you made of a larger partition to an SSD that is smaller than that partition. What you first have to do is shrink the original partition down to a size that is smaller than the SSD, then back it up then restore it. This can be a painful and tedious process.
He did backup/restore with Macrium Reflect. It can drag and drop and restore to smaller partition.
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29 Jan 2014   #20
anne1982

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kaktussoft, I think you mean SHE! Right?:)

I am not sure but I think GeneO is right, at least logically! How is it possible to restore an image of a larger partition to an SSD that is smaller than that partition?

The important question is: How to solve this problem?
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