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Windows 7: Problems after Moving Partitions

10 Sep 2018   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Problems after Moving Partitions

So my friends computer has 2 problem. First thing is here is what happened. He has a Lenovo with a small 128GB SSD. He bought a 512GB SSD and wanted me to clone it. The Cloning did not work using Aomei, read a thread about imaging is easier so did that and it worked. But the partitions did not use all the extra space so it looked like
100MB partition > Windows 7 operating partition > Lenovo recovery partition > extra space

Reading more to be able to use that extra space, it must be right behind the operating system partition so used GParted to move the recovery to the rear so it looked like this
100MB partition > Windows 7 operating partition > extra space > Lenovo recovery partition

So then I was able to extend the operating system to the extra space and all looked good
100MB partition > Windows 7 operating partition > Lenovo recovery partition

So two things occurred:
The Lenovo recovery partition now said (after running the computer and doing Windows updates) that it is full which it is. How to fix this?

Second, I did my normal checks for any system and I ran SFC and it found corruptions. I ran Dism commands:
CheckHealth - it found 87 problems
ScanHealth - This did not find anything
RestoreHealth - found 87 errors. Wrote "The restorehealth option is not recognize in this context".

Not sure how to fix these errors and the recovery area. I look for some guidance from the members, thank you. I will be working today so I will not get back to this till later today, FYI

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10 Sep 2018   #2

win 8 32 bit

It highly likely the recovery is now broke as it relies on a entry in the boot to access it. If you use sfc on the old disk are the errors on that or is it result of the copy?
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10 Sep 2018   #3

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

@samuria - yes, just installed old SSD and ran same tests.
SFC /scannow - same error
Dism Check Health - same error 87
Dism Scan Health - nothing, just like the new drive

Dism Restore Health - same issue, 87 errors

So the old smaller SSD has the same issue. More to fix.
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11 Sep 2018   #4

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

UPDATE - I just went ahead and started all over again. This time however I found an option cloning program that fixes my main problems so all is good. New larger drive and it boots with no issues. Thank you samuria for your help.
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11 Sep 2018   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi AirPower4ever,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AirPower4ever View Post
This time however I found an option cloning program that fixes my main problems so all is good.
For the interest of other people with the same problem that come across this thread looking for a solution, what was the option during cloning that you found that fixed it?

Thanks in advance.
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11 Sep 2018   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

a) If you want to adjust the partitions size or location on the destination disk, click the "Edit partitions on the destination disk" button. Options available are:

1 Copy without resizing partitions: Do not do any changes.

2 Fit partition to entire disk: The destination disk partitions will be automatically resized to the entire disk, appropriate for the disk size.

3 Edit partitions on this disk: Manually adjust the partition size and location by dragging a slider bar.

Option 3 only available in paid version.
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