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Windows 7: How do I get my new clone drive to act as boot?

31 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
How do I get my new clone drive to act as boot?


Stuck for hours and hoping somebody can help. I'll try and make this as short and succinct as possible. Ty in advance if anyone can help direct me.

I have three drives:

0. New 1tb SSD to replace my smaller drive 2.
1. 1tb HDD for data.
2. 250gb SSD for windows and programs.

I downloaded Acronis Migrate Easy and asked it to clone drive 2 onto drive 0. It completed. But I've not been able to boot from the new clone drive 0. No matter what I try or do, my old drive 2 is always listed as C: and always shows the boot files ( image after cloning below ).

One item that is worth noting. My system files are held separately on drive 1. I guess I had that drive plugged in when I originally installed windows. I'm not sure if this has an affect on the process. Once again, you can see this in the image.

Here are things I've tried:

1) Cloning, then unplugging the original 2 drive prior to reboot. But it says device missing and won't boot without drive 2.

2) Cloning, then leaving all drives plugged in. It boots, but from drive 2 again.

3) Variations on the first two attempts and swapping the drive cables in case that was important.

4) Going into the UEFI bios to try and assign the new drive as boot, but it is not available in the boot priority list.

Before I go nuclear and reinstall windows which makes my soul die inside when I look at home much work will be needed, here are some questions:

> Does holding my system files on a different disk affect my attempt to change c: drives?
> Is there something super simple I'm missing?

Ty for any help.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

The System Reserved Partition is on Disk 1, totally wrong.

Unplug all drives accept the new ssd with your cloned install.

Run startup repair until Windows boots on its own on the new ssd.

The system files have to be written to Disk 0 before it will boot on its own.

Startup Repair may work it may not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post

Run startup repair until Windows boots on its own on the new ssd.
I actually tried this, but I got a message saying my windows install discs were not compatible with my current version of W7. Guessing my discs are so old that they are out of date.

Is there a place to download a repair disc?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Oct 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

No it`s probably because your install discs do not have SP1 included and now your windows has SP1, so your original install dvd will not do a startup repair.

You do not download a system repair disc, you create it with windows, all you need is a blank cd and a cd burner.

Then just go to Control Panel>Backup and Restore and you`ll see Create a system repair disc up in the left hand corner.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Oct 2015   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

Ok ty.

Ended up hitting too many walls with this, so just sucked it up and have done a fresh install. Prob the best way to go anyway.

Cheers and thx for the help.
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