Windows 10: Can't Boot Win10 from SSD (HDD clone)

Discus and support Can't Boot Win10 from SSD (HDD clone) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've a 2TB Toshiba HDD and recently purchased a 480GB PNY SSD. I would like to migrate all the data the HDD contains to the SSD, use the SSD as my main... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by cnone, May 26, 2017.

  1. cnone Win User

    Can't Boot Win10 from SSD (HDD clone)


    I've a 2TB Toshiba HDD and recently purchased a 480GB PNY SSD. I would like to migrate all the data the HDD contains to the SSD, use the SSD as my main drive and just dump movies, photos etc. to the HDD later.

    Since I've only about 300GB on the HDD, I wanted to a direct clone to SSD and then later wipe the HDD.
    I tried doing this via EaseUS twice, both times the process failed at the 4th stage (which was labeling). All of the contents of the HDD were transferred to the SSD however, the I couldn't boot Windows from SSD. BIOS sees it, I can access data on it when I boot Windows from my HDD but as I said I can't boot Windows from it. When I unplug HDD, I get the Error code: 0xc0000225, which basically complains about winload.efi.

    Then I tried cloning with another partitioning program, specifically Reflect. I pretty much got the same experience, however this time when I try booting with only SSD plugged in, I don't get a Windows error screen but it just pushes me back to the BIOS screen.

    I've checked the "boot" tab in the "system configuration", it only shows the win10 at the C partition.
    I've tried countless times playing with the boot sequence of the drives but that doesn't help. It shouldn't matter anyways since the SSD can't boot by itself.
    If it helps, my Windows is OEM. I suspected it could be related to it, however, I've read on more than one forum that a direct clone should not be affected by it.

    Your help will be much appreciated as I've run out of ideas*Smile

    :)
     
    cnone, May 26, 2017
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  2. YuanSR Win User

    Move Windows 10 from installed hdd to installed ssd

    Get a disk cloning software and do the cloning job, from HDD to SSD on PC.

    Change boot priority to cloned SSD in BIOS or remove HDD to test if you can boot up successfully.

    Cloning method is safe but still it is good to create a backup image for your Win10 before you start.

    For detailed steps with screenshots, you may need:
    migrate Windows 10 to SSD without data loss
    .
     
    YuanSR, May 26, 2017
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  3. BossDweeb Win User
    Tying to install windows on a brand new machine, computer hangs on first boot.

    Win10 supports SSD, regardless of build version. No worries there.

    - Have you installed the most recent motherboard drivers from AsRock (the drivers on the disk are often

    not up to date) ?

    - Now that you have the machine running with Win10 on a HDD , and with the SSD still installed

    on the machine, if you go to BIOS and change the boot order to make the SSD the first option will

    Windows boot from the SSD (assuming you have not already reformatted the SSD ) ?

    - If not, your install on the SSD may be corrupt, so you may need to reinstall Win10 on the SSD, or clone Win10

    from the HDD to the SSD.

    I use AOEMI for cloning, but Macrium Reflect is often recommended on these forums as well.

    Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

    .
     
    BossDweeb, May 26, 2017
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  4. Samuria Win User

    Can't Boot Win10 from SSD (HDD clone)

    Welcome to the forum. It sounds as if you haven't actually cloned the drive but copied the partitions doing it that way often doesn't work as the boot sector isn't copied. If you use a clone program not a partition one Magnum is the most popular one
     
    Samuria, May 26, 2017
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  5. cereberus Win User
    Macrium (Reflect) Magnums are the most powerful handgun in the world but no much good at image backupCan't Boot Win10 from SSD (HDD clone) :).
     
    cereberus, May 26, 2017
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  6. cnone Win User
    Can you please give a link? Interestingly Google Search wasn't my friend in this case.
     
    cnone, May 26, 2017
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  7. cereberus Win User
    Post image of your disk partitions from disk management.
     
    cereberus, Apr 4, 2018
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