Windows 10: Cloned Drive Won't Boot (Windows 10)

Discus and support Cloned Drive Won't Boot (Windows 10) in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I cloned my C drive onto a USB external drive (J) with Macrium, choosing Clone. As shown, this was done, and I had an extra 240GB free. But my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by jimlau, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. jimlau Win User

    Cloned Drive Won't Boot (Windows 10)


    I cloned my C drive onto a USB external drive (J) with Macrium, choosing Clone.

    As shown, this was done, and I had an extra 240GB free.

    But my computer won't boot when I select both the USB 3 drive option, and also when I select the USB Widows Boot option.

    What have I done wrong?

    Thanks.


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    jimlau, Mar 3, 2021
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  2. cadaveca Win User

    Moving to SSD. Clone or not to clone?

    Part of how I keep my SSD fast is to clone it to a platter drive, then clone back. You just want to make sure that you are only cloning teh used space, and not the empty space.


    So, again, I isntall Windows to the ssd. Clone to platter drive, then clone back.

    I am not sure why, but if I do not do the clone step, the drive's speed, and windows booting, decreases substantially within a week or so.

    I am using a Corsair F60 SSD and a Western Digital 500AAKS as drives, and using the free version of Acronis that WD provides, if any of that matters. I am not sure, at this point.
     
    cadaveca, Mar 3, 2021
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  3. cloneing a drive in windows 10

    Hi,I have this question last year,but my os is windows 8.there are my steps of

    How to clone drive in winodws


    ,you can check.hope that helps

    First,I download a free tool of MiniTool partition wizard and launch it.

    Step 1. Connect SSD to Windows 8. Install and launch MiniTool Partition Wizard Free Edition, select the source hard drive and then choose “Copy

    Step 2. Select a disk to copy the source disk. Here you are expected to choose the SSD (we choose disk 3).

    Note: All the data on SSD will be destroyed, so make sure you have done backup in advance. You are allowed to clone a hard drive to a smaller SSD, as long as it can hold all data in the source disk. You can also clone SSD to larger SSD by using MiniTool
    Partition Wizard Free Edition.


    Step 3. Review the changes you are going to make and also change the copy options if necessary.

    Step 4. MiniTool Partition Wizard will tell you how to boot from the destination hard drive. So if you are cloning boot drive to SSD, you need to pay attention.

    Step 5. When you are lead to the main interface again, you can preview the changes you are going to make from the middle pane. (Here disk 3 has the same disk layout with disk 1.) If you confirm these
    changes, you should click “Apply” to make the changes effective. Hope that helps
     
    Areil.Bart, Mar 3, 2021
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  4. sttubs Win User

    Cloned Drive Won't Boot (Windows 10)

    Windows 10 boot drive

    Is Windows 10 also limited to a max of 3Tb for a boot drive?
     
    sttubs, Mar 3, 2021
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