Windows 10: Cloned drive won’t boot

Discus and support Cloned drive won’t boot in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I copied my upgraded OS from a suspected failing 13yr-old Seagate 160GB (keeps crashing) onto a WDC 500GB using MiniTool Partition Wizard – How to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by sjc312, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. sjc312 Win User

    Cloned drive won’t boot


    I copied my upgraded OS from a suspected failing 13yr-old Seagate 160GB (keeps crashing) onto a WDC 500GB using MiniTool Partition Wizard – How to migrate OS to SSD/HD, but the cloned drive won’t boot, it just shows a DOS screen with the letter j followed by a blinking curser.

    How do I fix this. Thanks.

    MOBO: ASUS P5G41T-M LX, Pentium Dual Core, 4GB Ram, Nvidia GeForce 610.

    Windows 10 Version 1909 Build 18363.657

    :)
     
    sjc312, Feb 26, 2020
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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, Feb 26, 2020
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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, Feb 26, 2020
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  4. tops Win User

    Cloned drive won’t boot

    Skype won´t wok in 17063


    Skype Won´t work... games won´t work...

    Making backup and re-format...

    Maybe I Install a Windows 7 again, At least, all of my games run smoothly ...Sadness!!

    *Banghead
     
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