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Topic # 242370 24-Oct-2018 21:29
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I have cloned my hdd in my Toshiba Satellite P50-A onto an ssd in order to swap it out but the machine doesn't seem to recognise it.

 

 

 

The cloning went fine, and everything seems identical but on boot up it says there is no media present.  

 

I notice in the bios my exact hdd including serial number is specified and I am unable to change it. 

 

Is there a way to do this?

 

 

 

Thanks


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  Reply # 2113495 24-Oct-2018 21:51
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Is there a way to change the bios to autodetect hdd ?



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  Reply # 2113496 24-Oct-2018 21:54
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Not that I could see anywhere.

At the boot section it had the standard options of hdd, usb, and cd.
In the main section it specified the type and serial number of the hdd but it was greyed out so I couldn’t change it to anything else

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2113507 24-Oct-2018 22:10
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Should work, but I wonder if there is no MBR on the new SSD.  


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  Reply # 2113508 24-Oct-2018 22:15
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Try removing power and battery for a while and then try bios again.



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  Reply # 2113560 25-Oct-2018 04:57
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gehenna:

Should work, but I wonder if there is no MBR on the new SSD.  



What is MBR?

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  Reply # 2113562 25-Oct-2018 05:55
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ryangodammit:
gehenna:

 

Should work, but I wonder if there is no MBR on the new SSD.  

 



What is MBR?

 

Master Boot Record.

 

 




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  Reply # 2113563 25-Oct-2018 06:06
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amiga500:

ryangodammit:
gehenna:


Should work, but I wonder if there is no MBR on the new SSD.  




What is MBR?


Master Boot Record.


 



How do I create that? Should be identical if I’ve cloned it right?

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  Reply # 2113568 25-Oct-2018 07:17
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I generally find it better to reinstall the operating system rather than copy an OS image across, then copy any data - though I don't keep data on my OS disk party for this reason. Reinstall sets everything up fresh, but it takes longer.





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  Reply # 2113587 25-Oct-2018 08:32
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timmmay:

I generally find it better to reinstall the operating system rather than copy an OS image across, then copy any data - though I don't keep data on my OS disk party for this reason. Reinstall sets everything up fresh, but it takes longer.



What’s the best process for reinstalling? Just create an install disk from within windows it is there some good 3rd party software?

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  Reply # 2113591 25-Oct-2018 08:39
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ryangodammit:

How do I create that? Should be identical if I’ve cloned it right?

 

Not necessarily.  Depends on your cloning method/tool and the state of the disk before the image was written (e.g. was the disk pre-partitioned and the image loaded onto a non-bootable partition etc). 




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  Reply # 2113601 25-Oct-2018 09:02
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gehenna:

ryangodammit:

How do I create that? Should be identical if I’ve cloned it right?


Not necessarily.  Depends on your cloning method/tool and the state of the disk before the image was written (e.g. was the disk pre-partitioned and the image loaded onto a non-bootable partition etc). 



True, it probably was partitioned already.

What state does it need to be in to be a proper clone?

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  Reply # 2113605 25-Oct-2018 09:05
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I recently replaced an HDD with a SSD on a 5 year old Toshiba Satellite laptop which was still running Windows 7 Home. I downloaded the Windows 10 ISO file, created an install USB using rufus software, then swapped the drives, and  installed a fresh Windows 10 using the license code from the Windows 7 sticker on the laptop. Data transfer was not needed. If it is, it would be best to temporarily transfer all data to  an external hard drive until the new SSD is in place and data / apps can be reinstalled. Ninite can be used to speed up re-install of the common apps.


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  Reply # 2113617 25-Oct-2018 09:35
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What did you use to clone it?





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  Reply # 2113618 25-Oct-2018 09:40
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EaseUS todo backup

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  Reply # 2113633 25-Oct-2018 10:06
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you need to use macrium free and "clone" it not back up





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