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Macrium cloned drive REALLY slow

Q: Macrium cloned drive REALLY slow

I used Macrium v5 free to upgrade/clone a 250gb WD Caviar to a 500gb Seagate Momentus. The cloned drive is really slow -- slow to boot, slow to login, apps go into "Not Responding" a lot. I'm curious if someone knows the reason. It is quite unusable as it. I don't know if it'll get better with time as Windows somehow adjusts.

A little background, but probably not cause of the sluggishness. There are 4 partitions, from the factory -- HP Tools, Recovery, C:\, and something else (Win PE maybe?). First time I used it, I cloned as-is, which ended up with a large unused unpartitioned space. This is not what I wanted so I cloned it again, putting the "C:\" partition at the end and used Cloned property to specify Max space, ended up being 400+gb on the new partition. Both times the sluggishness is present. I have not changed BIOS or Windows settings, but Windows did install new driver for the new drive.

Any suggestions to narrow down the problem? Thanks

Preferred Solution: Macrium cloned drive REALLY slow

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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It would be helpful if you posted a picture of your Disk Management.

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Hi all,

I've just cloned a hard drive on a laptop which I then tried to boot from (switched over hard drives installing new cloned drive).

I keep receiving the error message, "no operating system".

One thing that i have noticed is that the letter on the drive is F and not C.

Does anyone know how to change over the drive letter or how to boot from a cloned drive using Macrium.


A:Booting from cloned drive - Macrium

Choose Auto drive letter selection when cloning, also to copy the MBR and track 0.

Make sure the clone then becomes set first HD to boot in BIOS setup.

If it won't start, try unplugging all other HD's and peripherals. If it still wont' start confirm the Win7 partition (or it's 100mb Sys Reserved partition if you have it) is Partition Marked Active
and then run Startup Repair - Run up to 3 Separate Times

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I'm an admitted newbie to Macrium Reflect free cloning SSD to SSD, but have had good luck doing cloning for a trial upgrade of W10.
However, I have developed a peculiar (it seems) problem with USB not being functional on the cloned SSD. Systems is a i5 4670k, MB: GA-X87X-UD3H running EVO SSD for Win7 OS and two HD for data.

Boot OS SSD Config, all GPT:
A) Original boot SSD is EVO 840 120 GB
B) 2nd SSD is EVO 840 120 GB (redundant)
C) 3rd SSD is new EVO 850 250 GB
Note: I am not using "C" as in "C:\".

1. Cloned A to B, shutdown, removed A data cable, booted W7 and did W10 upgrade. Disconnected A data cable and booted on B and all is good. No problem here. Note: cloning from EVO 120 to EVO 120; otherwise it appears as if I'd doing the clone correctly.
2. Problem case. cloned A (EVO 840 120GB) Win7 to C (EVO 850 250 GB), max OS partition except for ~23 GB free partition) Win7. Boot with both A and B data cables and able to use F12 to boot on either SSD and have expected normal USB use. Then, I disconnected the A data cable and the OS boots on C but USB throws Code 10 error; Win7 sounds a new-device-connected tone when I insert a USB stick, but Explorer etc. does not see the USB as mounted. Did a previous clone but set the OS partition to maximum (no 23 GB free partition), and that is when I first noticed the USB issue. If I reconnect the A data cable, the USB functions normally.
Other than a somehow corrupted clone (Macrium showed clone was good) am... Read more

A:USB Code 10 error on Macrium cloned SSD EVO 840 to EVO 850

Hello Grinder mate now you will always have just one C: drive if I am not terribly wrong then the clone of C: will not show up as C: unless the original (smaller drive) is disconnected because it is the drive that Windows goes looking for on power up.

Personally it would have been better forr you to post in point form ie
1. Installed 7 on 120GB drive
2 Connected the 240GB drive to board and cloned the 120GB to it
3 Detach 120Gb drive and boot form 240GB
4 USB problem etc etc

By the by the unallocated space you can extend the partition ahead of it by resizing the C: and S: partitions

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Can I put it in a new computer and it work on it.

A:Moving Macrium cloned hd. from current computer.

I don't think so. You will have problems with the drivers and if it is an OEM Windows, it will not activate.

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I have a dying hard drive, this pc is a work pc and acts as a small web server for my company. The IT guy that set it up is no longer around so I needed to clone the hard drive with all the settings in order to keep the site going. I used Macrium Reflect to clone the windows 7 hard drive to a new SSD. After the cloning I used the boot menu to pick the SSD and it appeared to load up that drive but I dont think it actually did. I think it still boots into the dying HDD. Though if I only have the dying drive connected, it seems the boot takes longer and the windows is slower. Another thing I noticed is if I pick the SSD from the boot menu, change the background color, if I restart and pick the dying hard drive, the same color I just picked is now the color on that drive. Which again tells me Im not actually getting into the SSD.

If I disconnect the dying drive, when I try to boot into the SSD it keeps saying "loading desktop" then the loaded screen is just a blank blue screen with the cursor and at the bottom right it says ?This copy of windows is not genuine?. I tried bringing up task manager and starting new task, entered explorer.exe which brings up a very basic desktop but Im limited in what I can access. No control panel or windows explorer, ect.

I really need to get a proper cloned copy of my dying hard drive til we can find someone to help re-setup our site which could take a while. I don't know what my options are, Im willing to redo the clone again if n... Read more

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 I had a failing SSD and cloned it to a larger  SSD via a USB with the new SSD being external at the time.  I installed the new SSD into the laptop and it will not boot without a boot disk in the CD/ROM. 

Gives a Boot Device not found and lists external several times along with unknown error.

I have been through the bootrec fixes and the BCDEDIT without success.
Can this issue be fixed?

Steve in California

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First off PC specs:

AMD Phenom II x4 processor - 3.4 Ghz
Nvidia N460 GTX GFX card
240GB SanDisk SSD
Windows 7 64 bit

So here is the problem. I had a Western Digital 300 GB SATA drive that was starting to quit on me. So using an Ubuntu live CD I cloned the 300 gig drive onto the 240 gig drive (I only had used approx. 120 GB on the old drive so had LOTS of free space). It seemed to clone fine, and after removing the old drive the computer booted up fine (no errors, running super fast). Windows 7 also recognizes it as a solid state drive (it doesn't show up in the defrag list). However, I just noticed that it's showing the space on the drive as incorrect. It shows up as 126GB free of 297 GB (so pretty much the same size as the old drive). the motherboard's bios shows it correctly, and my linux CD shows it correct as well.

Any way I can fix this in windows without a reinstall of the OS?

A:Problem after having cloned drive. (showing incorrect space on drive)

Maybe you can try to clone with Macrium free
Try loading defaults in BIOS

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I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up. Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.

A:How do I change a cloned SATA drive to use as a backup drive

Sorry to hear you are having issues Beaner...

Not sure how politically correct that name is either... LOL!

I messed up by making a cloned SATA drive instead of just doing an image back up.

What application did you use to make this "Clone"?

Now, because it's recognized as a real system drive, I can't get to it to make it a backup drive with an image vice a clone.

Can you boot into your OS? If yes, can you see both the old HDD and the Cloned HDD? If you can positivly ID the cloned drive just format it and start again!

I can give you more details once you give me more details!

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I recently moved from a hard drive to a SSD . Unfortunately, the Samsung data migration tool didn't move my second drive. This was not surprising, as I had used Ext2 Volume Manager to mount the Ubuntu partition I had in dual boot. The software told me that it would be empty, but I decided to go ahead after backing up my programs and data.

My current problem is that I have a drive U:\ that shows up in explorer, but not in Disk Management. Also, it contains zero bytes, so it is of no practical value. I would like to hide it, but using Disk Management doesn't work. I would prefer not to need to download a tool etc. Any ideas?

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So my C drive is 500gb and pretty much full, so I got a 2TB drive and cloned all of C's contents over.
I tried changing the bios to recognise the 2TB drive as the main one, but it wouldn't boot.

How can I copy the MBR over or just tell the computer to boot off the new drive. I've read about the spark plug things but my dad says that they're pretty old and not needed any more

Also tried googling how to turn a slave drive into master drive but I really need something fairly simple and probably step by step if possible please
Oh and it's a Hitachi Deckster 7k2000

A:Cloned C drive and want to boot off the newer drive

What did you use to clone it?

What if you boot off the OS disk and do a fixmbr: http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/fix-mbr-xp-vista/
If you have Win 7 the Vista instructions should work.

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I decided to make my secondary 60G drive the master drive and cloned my original Compaq drive using Drive2Drive software, switched the jumpers and everything seems to be working fine. Now I am supposed to erase the files on what is now the slave drive. My question? How exactly do you do that? Just drag them all to the recycle bin? Even though all of the program files are on there too? Normally I would use add/remove to do the programs so am not sure if it will mess things up to just delete. Also, my performance tab says that all the drives are operating in MS-DOS capability file mode. Tried to fix that using the microsoft knowledge base article but no luck. It's not showing a NIODE in the registry and finally called the techs at Compaq who tell me it is just showing two systems installed and will go away after I erase the slave drive, but that doesn't sound right to me. Am running WindowsME on a Compaq Presario 5000T. Hope you can help. I'm guessing the first question has a simple answer and the second problem maybe isn't so simple.

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I have W10 which was upgraded from w7 ultimate.
I cloned w10 to another hard drive and now have 2 drives bootable which i can use.
I am going to be buying a new pc without an operating system,before i do can i:
Put one of the drives into this new pc and boot form it?
Will it W10 remain activated on the new pc
If it is not activated how can i activate this?
I also have a bootable clean install of w10 on a usb,which i could install but again this would need to be activated?

Any thought or help for above appreciated before i buy a new pc..

A:Cloned drive to new pc possible?

Taking a hard drive that's cloned from one system and using it to boot another system is fraught with problems, not least of which is that all the wrong drivers will be loaded.

The free upgrade from 7 to 10 granted you a digital licence that is tied to the hardware of the PC you upgraded. This is not a transferable licence. I'm afraid you need to purchase a new licence for the new PC.

What's going to happen to the old PC? If you are keeping it as a spare or passing it on for someone else to use it still requires its digital licence. Even if it were transferable, you can't activate two machines with the one licence, each machine needs its own licence.

PS: it may be possible with a lot of work to configure the clone drive to work in the new PC. I can imagine why you might want to do this, not having to reinstall all your software for one. It won't be activated though. If you decide to take this route, you can activate it later by purchasing its own product key.

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just cloned my hd from 80 to 120 but my dell laptop still reads 39% empty same as before what can i do to get it to read the hd right?

A:Cloned my hard drive

Maybe you simply cloned your 80GB partition onto a 120GB drive so you now have unused disk space. You may just need to resize your partition

You can use EASUS Partition Manager freeware to easily manage the partitions on the drive (including a resize if needed)

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Silly me - I guess I thought it would be easy enough to clone my OS drive with Win XP Pro to a new drive using Norton Ghost 2003.

It appeared to work, but I suspected that merely changing the new drive to Master wouldn't be the total answer and I was right getting a 'boot disk failure' message.

Please forgive my ignorance but I presume there's probably no way for this idealistic idea to work without reinstalling from scratch?

A:Cloned drive won't boot up

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Hiyya Shawn now I have just upgraded to 8 using my 7 settings on a couple of my machines. Is it possible to put back the original 7 SSD drive - clone it to a spare drive and then create the VM set up on that cloned drive using the upgraded drive? I would of course remove the original 7 drive and just use the clone.

Sorry a bit convoluted and if I have to I'll just get an OEM 8 to install if what I have cannot be done.

A:create VM set up on cloned drive

Hello John,

Trying to clone it like that may not work to well.

If you like, you could get a Windows 7 ISO from the link below for the Windows 7 you own a product key for, and use the ISO to create the VM with.
Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links
Afterwards, you could copy any data from the original 7 to the VM 7.

Hope this helps.

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I installed W7 on my D: drive and it was only 80GB, and had everything running to my satisfaction. Started adding a few programs from my Vista install and thought the drive was to small, so cloned the drive unto a backup drive and installed a 1TB drive. Cloned the image back unto the new drive, but when I try to dual boot, it doesn't see W7. I tried booting from the W7 disk, to do a startup repair, but it doesn't see W7 installed on the new drive.

Any ideas?

A:Cloned Drive with Windows 7

Can you post a screenshot of Disk Management?

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i cloned my c drive (75 gig, xp system, western digital drive), using driveimagexml. i followed the guide in the tutorials on the site, it all went well. My intent was to swap out the original and use the clone. However now my system does not recognize the cloned drive.

I have 2 western digital 75 gig drives. (xp system).

Is there a way to identify what i did ? Is there a way to get the drive to be recognized? Does it make a difference on the jumper settings (currently both the same)?

What can i do at this point? Before i made the swap,the cloned drive appeared to have all the duplicate info.


A:lost drive when cloned


Only thing I could find offhand.

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Having successfully cloned my C drive to a removable drive (Thanks for your help on that), I would now like to access some of those programs on a different computer via the USB port. Since the other computer is somewhat smaller than mine, I'm reluctant to try out of fear that I'll crash it or worse.

Can this be done?

A:Cloned hard drive


Apart from some very simple programs such as Solitaire and freecell. This will not work.

The host computer would need the programs installed to have all the correct registry settings and files to run the program(s)

Things would also be very slow.



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Hello guys! I just just purchased a 100 Gb drive and cloned my old 60Gb with the 2 partitions into it. I swapped the 2, but windows doesnt boot properly. I can see the windows logo, and the blue screen with the second windows logo (the one right before asking you for username and password) and it just gets stuck there. Whats wrong with it? I read in a thread that the drive letters make a difference. Should I name my new operating system partition c? Can you please help? I use windows xp home edition. thank you very much for your help!

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Too late for me . I've already swapped the cloned disks and booted up with the old disk!

The new disk (master) goes into a boot up loop if the old disk is not plugged in. So I need both disks to boot properly.

What can I do to boot with the new disk only? It already has boot priority in the bios.


A:Cloned drive will not boot without Old

It sounds like it wasn't cloned correctly, that only the partition but not the MBR was cloned over. What did you use to clone it?

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HiThe hard drive on this J115 3000 series was full - cloned the drive to a larger drive and this will not boot - just a flashing cursor top-left-hand corner of the screen. Tried cloning to a good old IDE drive - same. What am I missing ? Put the old drive back in and everything boots ok. I'm using Norton Ghost to clone - any ideas?

A:Cloned drive won't boot

Try clonezilla but be careful.

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After having a hard time installing a SATA drive, I finally got it working right. Now I have trying to clone Windows XP off the 10G drive onto the new one. I have tried Ghost, Acronis, and several manufacturer's programs with no luck.
When I clone the drive, It will boot up windows, but once it gets to the login screen, it stops. No user names or passwords to put in like it usually does, just simply the windows login screen with the Windows logo. I have probably cloned, formated, cloned, formated, over 10-15 times and still can't get it to work.

I have successfully done this before on an old 250 gb drive but that one died last month so I know it can be done.

A:Cloned drive boots, but that's it

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My system has two identical hard drives. Using Paragon's Partition Manager v9, I made an exact duplicate of my main drive, which when tested alone boots just fine. However, when I boot my original system with the cloned drive and open Windows Explorer, none of the partitions on the clone are visible. They are visible using My Computer > Manage > Disk Management.

FWIW, my configuration is as follows:

Main Drive (HD #0) -- Primary partition - C; Extended partition - Logical: D, E, F, G, H, I
Cloned Drive (HD #1) -- Primary partition - J; Extended partition - Logical: K, L, M, N, O, P

When both drives are present and Main is booted, why doesn't Windows Explorer see the cloned system's partitions? What can I do to alleviate this situation?

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My wife's G500 shows signs of an impending disk failure, but I have been unable to clone the drive. All cloning applications I've tried fail with read errors at about 50% completion. CHKDSK /R /F reports corrections have been made.SFC /scannow reports no problems with system files.Troubleshooting via the Windows 10 control panel reports no issues.Yet the computer is very slow and generates blue screen errors. I have checked carefully for signs of malware and have found nothing. I tried running Gibson Research's well known SpinRite on the disk and it tells me that there is a misconfiguration -- specifically a problem with the BIOS: "A subtle but potentially devastating defect exists in the BIOS code of a very few motherboards ? both old and new. This defect has remained largely unnoticed by the PC industry because modern operating systems only use a motherboard's BIOS to get themselves booted up and running. After that they take over all input and output data transfer functions using their own drivers. But all current and past versions of SpinRite, being a DOS-hosted program, uses the BIOS to perform its "bulk" data transfers. So this rare but devastating bug in the BIOS's data transfer logic, if present, prevents SpinRite from operating safely." Full details are here: https://www.grc.com/sr/kb/badbios.htm Apparently there's no BIOS update for this computer. The computer it out of warranty and Lenovo does everything possible to keep people with out-o... Read more

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About a month ago I decided to get a much bigger hard drive (500GB) but theres no way I have time to reinstall everything so I decided to clone my existing hard drive, I tried acronis and the clone went superfast and put everything onto a single partition the full size of the new disk - when I tried to boot up with the disk, it didnt boot. It got to the pale blue screen that usually says 'welcome' but instead it had a small windows XP logo and that was it, it didnt go any further. I contacted support and they were no help so last night I tried another free software hdclone - it took about 6 hours but I actually managed to boot up from the new disk - but the new drive had a single partition the exact same size as the old one and the rest was unused space - no problem I though, I'll just extend it with diskpart - which I did and now windows wont boot from that disk again - with the same issue as it did with the acronis migration.
So I resized the partition back down to the original size and it still wont boot up from that disk

A:Cloned Hard Drive

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I purchased Apricorn DriveWire to help me clone my current 120GB hard drive to a 320GB hard drive.

I think I successfully cloned my HD to the new one.
Only problem is when it was done, I did not unplug my 320GB hard drive when I rebooted my laptop. I guess the OS settings got modified.

So I wanted to see if everything worked, so I reopened the software I used (Apricorn EZ Gig II) and clicked on Clone Disk. I get an error saying
"you have only one drive. this program is designed to work with two or more drives".

It no longer recognizes my 320GB hard drive being plugged into my drivewire.... HELP!!!!!!

A:Cloned Hard Drive

To add to the matter, I put the hard drive in my laptop to see how it would boot up.
I get test diagnostics that appear. Nothing else...


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Win 8.1 Pro x64. I cloned a 128gb SSD to a 256gb SSD one, trying both Samsung's cloning software and Todo Backup Home's, both successfully, but the new drive won't boot. Returns one of three errors;
- disk read error
- MBR Error 1
- system32\winload.exe error / 0xc000000e

A common solution to the latter is to boot from a Windows CD and run bootrec /rebuildbcd from a command prompt. For the moment, that option is cut off because my CD/DVD drive isn't being recognized by the BIOS, only by Windows (got a post about that on the TweakTowns Gigabyte forum). So I've booted from the old drive and the new one is plugged into a USB port. My question is whether or not there's a way to run a fix from there, without the new one actually being in the boot seat. I've tried running bcdboot from a command prompt with the new drive's current directory, F: - "F: bcdboot c:\windows / s/ f:" - but that returns "failure when attmepting to copy boot files." Any other ideas? Thanks,

A:Cloned drive won't boot

bcdboot f:\windows /s /f:

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I want to have Macrium Rescue and windows backup in one pendrive. If I create two partition in my pendrive, first for rescue and other for keeping backup, is it possible. Because windows only recognize the first primary partition of the pendrive.

Sorry found the answer in my earlier threads. So this is closed now

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I got an imminent hard drive faiure warning during boot up. I immediately purchased a 1TB hard drive and cloned it with SpotMau. The clone appears to be an exact copy of the original, and now the original hard drive has failed. The cloned copy will not boot after installing it in the computer. The original hard drive was XP and I upgraded it with Vista Home Premium upgrade package. When I tried to use the disk to repair the cloned hard drive, it required a previous version of windows to do the repair function. Any ideas or suggestions will be appreciated.

A:Cloned Hard Drive will not boot.

ofladrt-have you got another machine you could hook the drive into as a slave?If you can do that to save documents to disk,save them there.It kinda sounds it's the long road but it may mean full reset(format) with xp and then upgrade to vista.

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8 or 8.1 is such a headache...
Asus x45a laptop. 8 or 8.1 installed. HDD was dying and the Windows Boot manager was gone, no longer present in BIOS. I tried to do data recovery but of course its a GPT partition. Cloned the drive to a used one (so the new drive COULD be part of the current issue- but only one big enough I had laying around atm). Took a day and a half.
There's 7 partitions, plus 2 Partition 0 that show 249 GB each- and the drive is only 500 Gb.??
All the partitions had errors, ran chkdsk on all of them, but 2 are RAW only. I can view the details of the System, Recovery, and OS, and now I can access the files off OS (which is F:). But I want to get this system booting.
System Restore fails to initialize, says no installation present.

Attempts to do a System Refresh gives me the "drive is locked" message.
System Reset doesn't find an installation.
In an attempt to 'unlock' the drive, in DISKPART I can't make any partition active- I get "the specified partition type is not valid for this operation".
I'm going to try the rebuild the bcd, but failing that, what would be the next step??

A:Trying to salvage 8, rebuilding off cloned drive

Did you initialize the new disk as GPT before you did the clone? If not, then that could be the reason for the problems. The only active partition should be the EFI system partition.
At the diskpart prompt type list disk. Does the disk show as GPT? There should be a * under GPT.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16228 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 238 GB (187 GB Free); E: 476 GB (270 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97X-Gaming 7
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
The procedure that I am following since I upgraded to Windows 10 is the same procedure that I followed when using Window 7. When I upgraded to Windows 10, I also upgraded my cloning software (CASPER) to their latest Windows 10 version. I have my operating system on a 250 GB SSD. I clone this SSD to another 250 GB SSD. The software indicates that the process was successful. While both SSD's are mounted, (original SSD is drive c:/ and Cloned SSD is drive f:/) I check their contents and their contents are identical. When I remove the original SSD and replace it with the cloned SSD, windows will not boot and I get a message telling me the the disk needs to be repaired. This never happened when I was using Windows 7. After many hours of researching the problem, I've just about given up trying the solve the problem. I've read that users of other cloning software products have experienced the same problem. I've read that Microsoft changed the boot process in Window 10. They have split the boot record. When you boot, th... Read more

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I installed a new hard drive, and used Norton Ghost (from SystemWorks 2003) to clone the old drive to the new. The new drive has been initialized with the drive letter F. (This is the third drive in the machine.) I can access the new drive after a normal startup, booting from the old drive. However, when the old drive is unplugged and startup is attempted, the following messages appear:

Windows has detected a registry/configuration error.
Choose Command Prompt Only, and run SCANREG
Missing or corrupted files: C:\windows\himem.sys
Missing or corrupted files: C:\windows\dblbuff.sys
Missing or corrupted files: C:\windows\ifshlp.sys
C:\>set path=c:\windows;c:\windows\command;c:\progra~1\atitec~1\aticon~1
Cannot find win.com, unable to continue loading windows

When I entered SCANREG at the C prompt, it said Bad command or file name

I'm wondering if the assigned drive letter for the new drive is the problem.

The system is Windows XP, SP3
New drive is a Seagate SATA Barracuda, 250gb

Any help would be appreciated.

I did attempt changing the drive letters, but of course the C drive cannot change while it's the booted drive, and the new drive (F) can't be accessed unless it's able to boot, I think. Also, when trying to boot from the new drive and hitting the error messages, I tried to change to the F drive from the C: prompt, but F wasn't available.

The original drive (source) is a Western Digital Caviar SE 200GB EIDE.

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A:new cloned drive missing files?

set the drive to be seen as ide in the bios


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I have Windows 12 Pro installed. I cloned my 160 gig Samsung HD to 500 GIG WD drive.There were three cloned partitions. When I look at the partitions under computer I find C,D,E,F,G,I. Since I don't need double the information can I format the partitions from the Samsung drive without problems?

A:Solved: Cloned Hard Drive

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HP Desktop 500-281Win 10 HomeBIOS MEMv80.22 Short version of latest issue:HD0 in sata0 slot (original) boots to win10 fine after upgrade to 10. HD1 in sata1 slot is a new clone of HD0 (Win10, using Reflect). HD1 and its files seen in Windows plus HD1 seen in BIOS. If boot order is changed in BIOS (sata1 above sata0), won't boot saying ?no boot disk?. Boot order reset to default (sata0 then sata1). If HD0 data cable is disconnected, won't boot , again?no boot disk?. Boot order reset to default. Sata0 data cable disconnected from HD0 and connected to HD1, with no data connection to HD0. Now it boots to HD1. How to boot from HD1 connected to sata1 with or w/o HD0?

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Just had a working SCSI hard drive cloned in another machine, to another SCSI hard drive ( same exact drive ).
After the cloning, I installed the original back into it's machine, and get the following blue screen STOP message:
Along with an address dword dump

The cloned drive behaves the same.

Was only able to research it to a point of understanding ( which is limited in this stuff ), one article stated it may be attributed to cloning a drive from one Windows based machine in another Windows based machine. The other article spoke of this error happening in a SCSI system after a new installation on the first boot. It leans towards missing drivers or drivers not compatible with the SCSI chipset.

Like I said, I read those articles, but do not know how to proceed.

Any help will be appreciated and thank you for your time

A:Problems After SCSI Drive Cloned

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Having another crappy week and can't seem to focus:
Dell laptop came in with malware. Did standard cleanup with AdwCleaner, Mbam, Rogue Killer. After cleanup everything looked good.
Laptop arrived already on, so on reboot I was prompted for a disk cleanup. Allowed it to run. After an hour it was stuck at stage 3. I rebooted and again was prompted. Skipped it. The laptop will go to desktop and everything checks out except it always ask for disk checking when booting. Disk check continued to fail- it would freeze up at stage 3. I booted off CD and did a chkdsk.....12 times and the scan FAILED everytime. Would get between 3-7% on stage 2. Lots of 'deleting corrupted' messages. So I decided to clone to a new drive.
Clone went through with no errors. Mounted back into the laptop. Disk check prompt came up and I allowed it to run. Now it's stuck at 60% in stage 2.
I need this disk prompt gone. What am I missing?

A:Cloned drive having same issues as original

Chkdsk detected a corrupt file system set a dirty bit and then starts Autochk which is a version of chkdsk. Cloning the drive does not solve the file system corruption.
You can disable it at startup but I would not recommend doing that. You can edit the registry offline using Kaspersky Resue Disk which has a nice Registry editor.
I would check disk health using Seatools.  No need, I forgot it's a new cloned drive.

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I cloned a larger drive using Ghost 10. Two partitions with XP home. After removing the original drive and jumpering the new one as master, the drive will boot up to the blue screen with the small windows logo on it and stop. I swaped the original drive in and it won't boot at all. Then I put the new disks back in, leaving the original one as master and then the new one as the slave, and it boots up. Swapping the master/slave jumpers and it still boots. It seams that the boot record/information is split between the drive. Using the disk management, Drive 1 C :Healthy (system) D: Healthy -- Drive 2 E: Healthy (Active) F: Healthy. Should the system also be active? Some one please help.. I would real get back to the original drive and use something other than Ghost, (No help from there tech). Do I run FDISK/MBR on the original drive? My system has 512MB, Pent 2.2Mh, Intel mother board. The old disk was a 40MB, the new one a 120MB.

A:Cloned drive won't boot (used Ghost)

just a shot in the dark (my tech skills are fairly basic) but you said you tried master/slave settings only....errr....did you try jumpering "cable select"? i know that sounds weird but i've had a few motherboards that just hated either one jumper setting or the other....so now i have the habbit of "cable select" first then if that doesn't work master/slave etc.....

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Have a system that had a hard disk drive that was going bad. I took the opportunity to clone the drive to a new drive and all went well in the process.

The hard disk drive is larger than the old so I went to expand the partition to use all of the drive space. I have attempted this with Acronis, Easeus and Partition Magic. None of the utilities will expand the partition stating that there are bad blocks on the drive.

I then formatted the new drive again and ran some tools against it to ensure everything was OK. I then proceeded to mirror the data again with the same results.

I have tried to run chkdsk/f to clear up any issues without success. Is it possible the my clone, "cloned" the bad blocks in the MBR or physically?

I would appreciate any ideas on how I can "remove" the bad blocks so that I can expand the partition.


A:Cloned Hard Drive Bad Blocks

OK, it is a mistake to partition or format the destination drive when using acronis. This will cause drive letter problems. Here is what I would do;

1 Download and run the drive maker's utility for checking the drive. If it checks OK, then there is usually an option to zero fill the drive or sometimes this is called a LLF [low level format]

2 Now that the drive is zero filled, boot with the acronis true image boot CD. Select your source [old] drive and destination [new drive]

3 Select the advanced option so you can change partition sizes. I would keep the same percentage or you can choose to resize to whatever you want.

4 Once finished with the clone process, shutdown DO NOT reboot with both drives connected. After you shutdown, either pull the old drive out or just pull the pw connector.

5 Now pw ON and make sure everything is OK ie drive letters correct, partition size, etc.

Since your old drive is failing, you would not want to reconnect the drive and use it for storage or anything.

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i am running windows xp pro sp2 off a Western Digital 120gb IDE drive which is on its last leg...i recently got a 1TB Western Digital Sata drive...i installed the sata drive and formatted it...windows recognizes the drive and shows the correct free space and lists it as F:\ in "my computer"

my problem is with my original IDE drive fading i used Norton Ghost V.14 to clone my C:\ drive to my new sata F:\ drive.

it seemed to complete the process without a hitch however when i remove the ide drive and try to boot from just the sata i get a message asking me to insert coreect boot media.

i have gone through bios and made sure the priorities are set correctly and that the setting for the drives is set to enhanced and not legacy.

did norton ghost just "F" up on me and make and bunk clone or am i doning something wrong...any help would be great thnx

A:cloned sata drive will not boot help??

Have you assigned the new device on the Bios boot set up?

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I cloned my OS to a larger drive, I got windows to boot after doing a repair installation. The problem is that the OS has really slowed down and alot of my applications show errors when I start them. Alot of windows system files as well. Most are still trying to reference my old OS drive letter which was I. The new drive has windows on C. I am in the process of updating to SP2. Any hints on how to repoint all these applications to the current OS drive letter?

A:Windows peoblems on cloned drive

I have had good luck cloning, did you format the new hd first? Run ckdisk first? What program did you use to clone?
I assume its on the same computer, just a larger HD, and no, it wont work very well if at all to clone and move to a diff computer.

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I have installed a SSD drive on cd bay and cloned it from HDD. I would like to use this SSD drive as boot drive and keep the existing HDD as-is for backup and storage,etc. I tried changing boot sequence in BIOS but the same is not getting picked. What else need to done make it bootable? System info:Acer laptopWindows 10 Aspire V 15 V3-575T-7008 Thanks 

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I have a failing hard drive and created a clone on to a new internal sata drive.  The clone completed successfully and when viewing the drives in Windows 7 interface, both look good.  When I remove the failing drive and place the cloned drive in sata1 position, I get an error that there is no bootable drive.  My old drive is still functioning at this time, but I'm not sure how much time it has left.  Is there something I'm doing wrong?  Any advice is appreciated.

A:EaseUs Cloned Drive won't boot

It could just be that the BIOS is not looking at this particular drive as the one that has a boot sector on it.
Either go into your BIOS at start-up (normally key 'F2' at the boot screen) and make sure that your nice shiny new hard drive is the one pointed at by the BIOS, or key 'F8' at the boot screen and select your new hard drive as the device to be booted from.
Chris Cosgrove

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I have Windows 7 Home Premium OEM which was installed after the Vista when this PC and hard drive were new in March 2009. So this old hard drive has some bad sectors and so I used EaseUS Partition Master to do a clone copy of only my 7 partition, which I put onto a new hard drive in a external eSATA enclosure. Then I switched out drives putting this newer drive internally, and installing the old internal drive in the external, but then it gives the error; "This copy of Windows is not genuine". when I boot it up.
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8Q8HV-9PCF2-G9VCD
Windows Product Key Hash: 7BQHvupWX19Yq5pUqHPpObRhO/8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8703217-17935
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {35246B4B-9603-4A8F-9C8E-42E89F1B99EF}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.171231-1547
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, ... Read more

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Hi guys,

I bought a new drive recently (1TB) to replace my older drive (250GB).

I started by installing it as a drive E:\ - I then used Norton Ghost to clone my original C:\ drive to the new drive.

Then I took out the old drive to try to boot from the new one.

Basically it went to the blue Windows booting graphic, but got stuck there.

When I used the Symantec Recovery Disk to see why, I saw that the new volume is still designated as Drive E:\... so no wonder it's not working properly.

Any ideas on how to force my computer to see the drive as C:?


A:Trouble Booting From Cloned Drive

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Cloned western digital 40gb system drive using Seagate Diskwizard to a Seagate 500gb drive. Can't boot the new drive. Dell bios screen loads and continuously loops over and over. I also cloned it with Easeus program with same results. Installed drive in 2 other identical Dell OptiPlex 280 systems with same results. Any ideas? I am stumped. Thanks in advance.

A:Cloned win xp system drive won't boot.

I'd suspect that the cloned drive is highly damaged itself...or the file system on it is highly damaged.
Cloning is pretty much garbage in, garbage out, IME.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3660 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 7310 Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305142 MB, Free - 267335 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Lenovo G585
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:Looking for a solution to problem with cloned drive.

i have removed your poll
do you have a question ?
if so please provide a detailed description of the problem

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