Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Cloned SSD fails to boot unless old HDD is plugged in via caddy

21 Sep 2015   #1

Cloned SSD fails to boot unless old HDD is plugged in via caddy


I have an old laptop that I've decided to refresh (Acer Aspire 6935G) with a lovely SSD.

I used Macrium Reflect to clone the hard drive whilst the ssd was in the caddy, once cloned I swapped and put the ssd inside the laptop and the old hard drive in the usb caddy.

The laptop fails to boot unless the old hdd is plugged in via usb and set to the primary boot device.

I am pulling my hair out at this issue and have spent over a week trying to resolve it.

If I unplug the hard drive from caddy, and try booting, it presents error: 0xc000000e

If I unplug the hard drive from caddy once booted, the laptop works fine.

It appears that I only need the old hard drive for the BCD, but I cannot find how to get the BCD on the SSD and not the old hard drive.

Someone help, please?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
See this
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Sep 2015   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Try this, should fix it: Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Cloned SSD fails to boot unless old HDD is plugged in via caddy

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Can't boot from SSD after being cloned
Hello! I have an XMG A504 laptop with 60GB Kingston V300 SSD, which unfortunately I found kinda lacking the necessary volume. So I've recently bought a Samsung 850 EVO with 120GB and I'd like to clone the disks. I have already tried to clone them once using Paragon Hard Drive Manager...
Hardware & Devices
SSD will not boot when fitted in a Caddy
I have several computers all of them have two caddies fitted. The operating system is normally fitted in one the C: drive and the Data Store is in the D: drive. So far I have used Western Digital drives. The computer I am having the problem with is an Asus Sabertooth 990FX board with the latest...
Hardware & Devices
cloned SS drive - at boot up - No Boot Device available ?
I have a Dell Studio XPS 8100 with windows 7pro. All hardware drivers are current and operating properly. I am attempting to switch out my 1TB WD hard drive with a 1TB Samsung 850Pro SS drive. My cloning went smoothly. For my 'initial' attempt at cloning, I used the EZGig cloning software off...
Hardware & Devices
Cloned SSD Issues, Cant boot from old SSD or New
I tried to clone my OS from my old 60gb Intel SSD to a new 250gb Samsung SSD. After I cloned the OS and tried booting from the Samsung, Windows starts to load, then I get a blue screen. I couldn't get the problem resolved so I wiped the 250 and tried to boot from my Intel. However I am still...
Hardware & Devices
Dual boot with cloned copy - boot problem
Hi all, I have windows 7 x64 installed, and need to copy that partition to another partition on the same drive, and be able to boot between the two using EasyBCD. One will be normal/office stuff, the other will be music production stuff. I copied the partition (C) using Acronis (bootCD mode)...
Installation & Setup
How to boot from cloned second hdd!
1st HDD: WDC 1.5 TB SATA 2nd HDD: Seagate 500 GB SATA Used xxclone (free version) (XXCLONE, A New Way of Cloning the Windows System Disk) to copy contents of C: (1.5 TB) to D: (500 GB). Tight fit, I know. :) Asus MB BIOS does not see D: as bootabie. Have previously installed Win 7...
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:26.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App