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Windows 7: Black screen with the letter "J" after cloning a drive

09 Apr 2018   #11
KK404

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
when a clone from source hard-drive to target hard-drive includes the Operating System, in this case, Windows, whatever the condition and configuration the OS is in on the source hard-drive, that is the condition and configuration the OS will be in on the target hard-drive. Neither cloning or full imaging will improve a "busted" or "ruined" or "somewhat non-work,ing" Operating System.
Oh ok, actually i dont have any problems with the system i just want to have it in an external drive to use it in my main PC and later put it on a new laptop once i have a new one


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09 Apr 2018   #12
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Using an existing hard drive in a new laptop is very unlikely to work. When the Operating System is installed from the original DVD various drivers & other requirements are also installed that suit the new motherboard & it's hardware. So if you install an existing hard drive that has another set up for a different motherboard is will not comply with that system.

Also a lot of the new hardware technology that is currently being used in the latest computers will not run Windows 7, so this must be kept in mind.

The most important items to have backed up are your personal files, as these cannot be replaced in the event of a disaster.Operating Systems & software can be replaced & usually it will run your personal files after you install them.
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13 Apr 2018   #13
KK404

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Sorry for the late reply but ive tried running the cloned drive on the same pc (same result) and also in my main pc wich it is windows 7 compatible and exactly the same result
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13 Apr 2018   #14
MeOnMine

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM
 
 

Hi, why not plug in a monitor to your laptop with the broken screen and extract all your data to your USB HDD.
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23 Apr 2018   #15
KK404

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

Thats what im doing but i cant take that solution on the long term i only have 1 monitor an the constant switching is very anoying
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23 Apr 2018   #16
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Better yet, why don't you replace the display on the laptop, most are $50 US or less
Your System specs don't specify which Acer laptop you possess.

Here's Amazon page:
Acer Aspire One replacement screens
Video on replacing display/screen
Laptop screen replacement / How to replace laptop screen Acer ...

Your clone process is/was defective!

I've tried mini-tool partition wizard several times to clone a drive, all clones failed to boot.
Have you tried creating a full system image, (data only, not free space) and restoring it to your other drive?

AOMEI backupper free, or Macrium Reflect free, the former is a little more novice user friendly.
Worked every time for me!

AOMEI tutorial by Brian, Britec Computers UK:
Easy Way to Create System Image Backup - YouTube

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