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Windows 7: Help! - cloned SSD not booting directly

16 Jul 2015   #1

win 7 64
Help! - cloned SSD not booting directly

Here is my problem...

I have a Dell Optiplex 7010 on Win 7 with a 128 SSD. Decided it needed more space so I cloned it to a 250 SSD with Acronis. I have done this with Acronis several times on other machines and never had this problem. Now when I put the new SSD back in, the system says "failed to boot, no drive detected". The only way I can get it to boot is hitting F12 and selecting on "Boot from Windows boot manager".

legacy boot is turned off and I have tried changing the boot order, but still no luck. It seems that even when I disable NIC Booting, POST still tries to check for PXE boot IP and then it gives the "failed to boot, no drive detected".

Anyone know how to fix this?

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16 Jul 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

See this link. Fixing the Windows Bootloader via the setup DVD

Or use the free version of EasyBCD EasyBCD - NeoSmart Technologies#
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16 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Try first loading defaults in BIOS, then set the BIOS options again.
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21 Jul 2015   #4

win 7 64

Thanks guys.... I tried all of your suggestions and then some but still no fix :/

I ended up just wiping it and reinstalling windows... back to normal.
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