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Windows 7: boot failure during cloning process

28 Jun 2011   #1

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boot failure during cloning process


we are attempting to upgrade the harddrive in an asus eeepc 1005ha from 250 Gb to 750Gb. we purchased "Disk Director" by acronis and are using the cloning feature.

everything seemed to go well until we installed the new drive and it would not boot. the original drive was reinstalled and a second attempt was made to clone it.

the cloning process includes a reboot of the computer to start cloning. it would not boot. a screen comes up the says "windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause..." it then says that we need to use the installation disc and the repair computer feature.

the repair window on the disc will not come up, what starts is the recovery utility which reinstalls the OS and erases everything else.

is there any other way to repair this drive?

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28 Jun 2011   #2
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It's sometimes necessary to repair the clone by making sure Win7 partition or it's 100mb System Reserved partition (preferred if you have it) are marked Active in Disk Director, then boot the Win7 Installation DVD Repair Console or Repair CD to repair Win7 boot.

If you have the installation DVD Repair console is on the second screen after booting. You can burn a Repair CD like this: System Repair Disc - Create

Accept any offered Repair. If Win7 doesn't start, boot back into System Recovery Options to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts.
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