Windows 10: Windows doesn't boot up from clone SSD after connecting previous SSD

Discus and support Windows doesn't boot up from clone SSD after connecting previous SSD in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello, I cloned my 850 EVO ssd to a Sabrent 1TB nvme ssd. I disconnected the 850 from the PC and had no problems booting to the Sabrent. All was well... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by BBrunk, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. BBrunk Win User

    Windows doesn't boot up from clone SSD after connecting previous SSD


    Hello,
    I cloned my 850 EVO ssd to a Sabrent 1TB nvme ssd. I disconnected the 850 from the PC and had no problems booting to the Sabrent. All was well for several months. Then, wanting to use the 850 in a laptop, I connected the 850 back to the PC to format it. The result is that I can no longer boot to the Sabrent. The PC boots from the 850. The bios sees the Sabrent but not as a Windows Bootable Disk. The Sabrent doesn’t appear in file explorer but shows in disk management without a letter and is GPT. I built the PC, using a Gigabyte z170x-ud5 mobo, i5-6600 and windows 10 v1903. During troubleshooting, when I updated the bios, the Sabrent appeared to bootup normally, but after restart, the problem returned. I would appreciate any help. Thanks!


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    BBrunk, Jan 8, 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, Jan 8, 2020
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  3. Unable to boot Windows after cloning it to SSD

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you are facing issues while booting the PC after cloning Windows to new SSD. I would like to know what happens when you try to boot the PC to desktop using SSD?



    The reason you are not able to boot the PC is that the files required to boot Windows are still recognizing the HDD as the main drive. I would suggest you to try rebuilding the BCD files and see if you are able to boot the PC using
    SSD.



    Kindly follow the steps below to rebuild the BCD.



    1. Create a bootable media and boot the PC using the media.
    2. On the Install Windows screen, select Next >
      Repair your computer.
    3. On the System Recovery Options screen, select
      Troubleshoot
      > Advanced options > Command Prompt.
    4. Now type in the commands and hit enter: BOOTREC /FIXMBR

      BOOTREC /FIXBOOT


      BOOTREC /scanos

      BOOTREC /rebuildbcd
    5. Restart the PC.


    If the issue persists, please get back to us with the results of the troubleshooting steps to assist you further.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Jan 8, 2020
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  4. cadaveca Win User

    Windows doesn't boot up from clone SSD after connecting previous SSD

    Moving to SSD. Clone or not to clone?

    I kinda agree with you, but on a wholr, do not. While I have done things a bit differently than this specific situation, by installing Windows directly to the SSD, and cloning after, my testing shows that there are no issues doing this, very little that can go wrong, provided your system is stable.

    There are certain features that must be disabled in this situation, like auto defrag and such, but even with a fresh install to the SSD, you need to take steps to ensure that you SSD performs properly, regardless of how the data got there.

    Arming yourself with a bit of knowledge can go a long way.

    Installing the latest chipset driver, and the RST Tools, will ensure optimal performance of the SSD. but rather than taking my advice, I suggest the OP takes a look here:

    http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/sand...7-and-ssds-to-clone-windows-or-reinstall.aspx

    Installing The SSD - Install A Solid State Drive In Your Notebook | Tom's Hardware

    Keep in mind, also, Digibucc, that many retail drives include software and such that very specifically is to be used to ttranser the OS from an existing mechanical drive to an SSD, and if there really was alot fo issues stemming from the cloning process, they would not have packages like that, simply to eliminate tech support costs. While not the optimal option, cloning is NOT a bad thing, as long as you take the nessecary steps.
     
    cadaveca, Jan 8, 2020
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