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Windows 7: New SSD in laptop can't boot

26 Feb 2014   #1
vlatkovr

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
New SSD in laptop can't boot

Hi Everyone,

I have a Dell N5110 laptop and bought a new SSD and installed it in the DVD rom spot using a drive caddy.
The SSD is recognized by the bios and WIndows 7.

Here is how the whole setup looks:


I cloned the C: partition to the SSD (A: ) but the laptop won't boot from the SSD. I made the System reserved partition on the HDD inactive (as I assume the bootloader is there) but then it won't boot at all.
When I insert the WIn7 bootable USB and try to repair it repairs the HDD boot section.

I've seen that I need to disconnect the HDD and then use the WIn7 bootable media to repair but that is not an option. Removing the HDD on this laptop means completely dismantling it, and it is not really mine.

I need to boot from the SSD while the HDD is still in.
Any help is appreciated?

Thx


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Feb 2014   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

At an admin command prompt:

bcdboot a:\windows /s a:

diskpart

sel vol c

inact

exi

Close cmd prompt, restart
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