Windows 10: Problems booting with cloned disk created with Macrium Reflect

Discus and support Problems booting with cloned disk created with Macrium Reflect in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I am puzzled by this, I have been using Macrium Reflect for a decade. I have several SSDs in the machine, and I run Macrium Reflect clone this disk... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by dictum, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. dictum Win User

    Problems booting with cloned disk created with Macrium Reflect


    I am puzzled by this, I have been using Macrium Reflect for a decade.
    I have several SSDs in the machine, and I run Macrium Reflect clone this disk option. It creates a perfect image/clone. Except that the disk is not bootable. The hardware is MSI Titan GT80 SLI. When I hit F11 during the boot cycle and pick the disk that was created via clone, it says "Your PC needs to be repaired".


    I moved the SSD around in various slots, made sure it's the first entry in the BIOS, and the only entry, all to no avail.

    It's a perfect copy yet it won't boot, why is that and what am I missing? I did exactly that multiple times with no issues, it used to work.

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    C is the primary disk and G is the clone disk. Only C boots.


    Problems booting with cloned disk created with Macrium Reflect [​IMG]


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    Running:

    bcdboot C:\windows /s G: /f UEFI

    now I have two entries for the clone drive, need to delete one of them


    :)
     
    dictum, Oct 11, 2020
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  2. Cloned WIN10/64 Boot drive will not Boot! Boot volume stays OFFLINE

    Rather than using the Macrium Reflect cloning process, I have had better success with this method:

    1. Create an image of the old disk. Park it on an external disk.
    2. Create a Macrium Reflect USB rescue disk.
    3. Disconnect the old disk, connect the new disk.
    4. Boot the machine with the USB rescue disk.
    5. Restore the image onto the new disk.
    6. Boot the machine with only the new disk connected.
     
    Frederik Long, Oct 11, 2020
    #2
  3. Cloned Upgrade SSD does not boot in Windows 10

    I recently cloned a GPT hard disk with Macrium Reflect like so:

    1. Create an image of the whole disk (i.e. include all partitions).
    2. Use the rescue disk to restore the image to the new disk.

      Windows would not boot.
    3. Use a bootable Windows Repair flash disk to boot the machine into Windows Repair Mode.

      The command RecoveryDrive.exe will create such a disk on a live Windows PC.
    4. Get Repair Mode to repair the boot-up process.

      The Repair Mode reported that it was unable to repair the installation.
    5. Reboot normally. All was well!
     
    Frederik Long, Oct 11, 2020
    #3
  4. WinstonR Win User

    Problems booting with cloned disk created with Macrium Reflect

    Access to cloned HD

    Hi Dave,

    I used Macrium Reflect (MR) to clone the SSD. It is quite possible the cloning operation did not succeed in creating a bootable drive. I have used it successfully in the past for several clones. How can I determine

    • if the boot instructions came over with the clone?
    • or should I try cloning the drive again?
    This computer is a Dell refurbed workstation and I am uncertain if it was set up in a RAID configuration although it came with only 1 rotating hard drive.
     
    WinstonR, Oct 11, 2020
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