Windows 10: Problems Upgrading to an SSD

Discus and support Problems Upgrading to an SSD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Windows 10 Home Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.657) I recently purchased a Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 15 3576. I have a 1 TB... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Cim, Mar 7, 2020.

  1. CIM
    Cim Win User

    Problems Upgrading to an SSD

    Windows 10 Home Version 1909 (OS Build 18363.657)

    I recently purchased a Crucial MX500 1 TB SSD to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 15 3576. I have a 1 TB Seagate HDD. It is in good condition, I just wanted the upgrade in speed.

    I followed the instructions from Crucial by using Acronis to clone my drive. Success. I swapped out the drives and the system worked great for a couple of hours before I got the BSOD - (cannot detect Hard Drive) The system tried to repair itself but couldn't do it. I unplugged my computer, took out the battery, put the batter back in, and plugged it up again. The computer worked great for a couple of more hours then crashed again.

    I thought perhaps Acronis didn't get the job done so I did an experiment.

    I cloned the SSD on an older HP computer using Macrium Reflect 7 (free version), put the SSD in my HP and the SSD worked the entire day - SO I decided to try my Dell again using Macrium. My Dell worked for 8 hours. All was good. I left my computer to do some chores. When I got back, the BSOD was waiting for me. (cannot detect Hard Drive)

    I don't think the problem was the cloning software. I can only think of two things that might be the problem.

    1. I got a bad SSD.
    2. The main partition of my Dell Seagate HDD has Device Encryption turned on. (My HP does not have that option) Macrium detected the Device Encryption and reported that it would clone the drive unencrypted and that I could turn it back on later. I had not turned it back on before it crashed.

    Could the Device Encryption be causing the cloning process to fail in this way - where the computer works perfectly for hours then crashes?

    Should I turn off Device Encryption and try again? I'm a bit concerned about doing this. I don't want to mess up my computer.

    What do you think. Bad Drive? Bad Cloning? Device Encryption? I'm lost.

    Thank you in advance for taking the time to help me out.


  2. Video card or RAM need upgrading?

    Memtest: no errors after 10 hrs.
    I'm going to perform the Primetest, later on. Get back to you on that.
    I'm going to take it step by step, guys. I need to find the problem with this current computer. I might have to upgrade some components, so that it is still runnable. As for the new one, yes....i will build on it later. I need to find something decent 'gaming experience', all suggestions appreciated. THanks.
    itsmeitsme, Mar 7, 2020
  3. dalchina Win User
    Windows 10 1709 System Restore problems...

    That seems to be an attempt at Option 2 in the tutorial, which requires you to
    a. Boot to a command prompt (Did you?)
    b. You then seem to be mixing steps 3,4 and 5, thus your command is incorrect.

    I suggest Option 1 is easier.

    If you still have problems, please repost listing each specific step and saying which option from the tutorial you are using. Thanks.
    dalchina, Mar 7, 2020
  4. Morgoth Win User

    Problems Upgrading to an SSD

    im upgrading Problems Upgrading to an SSD :)

    got a new job, means i get enough cash to upgrade *Big Grin Problems Upgrading to an SSD :D
    this is my list

    CPU: Intel Xeon W5590
    GPU: SAPPHIRE HD 7970 3gb

    SSD: Sandisk Solid State Drive 64GB
    PCi-e SSD: OCZ RevoDrive 3 series RVD3-FHPX4-240G PCI-E MLC Solid State Drive SSD

    anny other suggestions for my system? *Big Grin Problems Upgrading to an SSD :D
    Morgoth, Mar 7, 2020

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