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Master Geek

#311526 24-Jan-2024 15:11
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I bought a Crucial 1TB SSD MX500 and downloaded the recommended Acronis cloning software.  I accepted all the recommended defaults and the clone of the 1TB drive to the SSD went without a hitch, but after fitting the SSD in place of the HDD the P50 doesn't boot.


The first time it reported error 0xC0000225 and suggested I let it perform an automatic repair.  I did so, and ever since then, when I boot it reports it is trying to repair the PC and then gives up.


Diskpart reports the partitions on the original HDD as:



and on the SSD as:




so it does seem to have messed with these during the clone.


I guess the next step is to rinse and repeat, possibly using Macrium instead, but any advice is appreciated.





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  #3185907 24-Jan-2024 15:31
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I would create a windows bootable usb ( 
Boot from this and then select "Repair your computer". This should hopefully find your Windows install and fix what's broken. If that doesn't work I would re clone your drive. Personally, I've had a good run using Clonezilla but they're all much the same these days. Macrium is a good tool but I haven't had experience with it.

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Master Geek

  #3185914 24-Jan-2024 15:56
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Thanks for the response. 


I was able to boot to a command prompt and tried


bootsec /rebuildbcd


but it failed to find any windows installation on the laptop.  The SSD contains the cloned windows installation, but the SSD is mapped as d: rather than c: for some reason.


I really want to avoid a reinstall of my applications if possible.  I might try Macrium instead.






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Master Geek

  #3190246 4-Feb-2024 11:40
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Weird.  I re-cloned using macrium reflect again, but this time made sure that the destination partition arrangement was identical to the disk I was cloning from.  Clone of 1 TB took 4 hours and the SSD booted fine when swapped in.



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