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Issues replacing HDD

Postby wvjohn » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:13 am

This should be simple, but there must be something I'm missing. AllI want to do here is move win10 from a 500gb drive to a 1 TB drive. Both drives are samsung. Win10 with current updates.

1. Use Samsung magician to clone drive. New drive will not boot.

2. Make a win10 repair disk (assuming there is a problem with the MBR) , reboot select repair - no workee?

3. bad copy on new ssd?

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Re: Issues replacing HDD

Postby FlyingPenguin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:31 am

Not familiar with using Samsung Magician for this. I use Acronis. You using latest version? There can be issues with secure boot.

There's an imaging app called Image for Windows that Steve Gibson recommends. I believe you can clone a drive with no restrictions with the free version.
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Re: Issues replacing HDD

Postby psypher » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:21 pm

FYI, this device is pretty dam nice for cloning drives:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C ... UTF8&psc=1

Macrium is also my preferred cloning software. I used Acronis for many years as well, but now it's pretty much just Macrium.
https://www.macrium.com/reflectfree

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Re: Issues replacing HDD

Postby wvjohn » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:02 pm

thx gang. tried using macrium, an dit looks like a righteous copy, but still coulcn't get it to work. my win10 is a bootstrapped version of Win7 - from the exception that was there before. Dunno if that is an issue. My boot drive now (and the copied one) have 2 partitions - one mbr/one ntfs. My recollection is that boot drives aren't partitioned like that. I'll figure it out sooner or later.

btw macrium is very fast - about 40 mins for a 400gb+ drive.

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Re: Issues replacing HDD

Postby FlyingPenguin » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:02 pm

I'm puzzled. If it's a Win7 to Win10 upgrade, then I assume UEFI and Secure Boot are disabled, which usually makes a clone easier.
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Re: Issues replacing HDD

Postby Err » Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:43 pm

The only thing I can think of to try is to make a Windows 10 installation USB and see if it will repair the cloned drive.

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Re: Issues replacing HDD

Postby wvjohn » Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:49 pm

For now I just deleted a bunch of stuff and have space. I am very fumbly these days with fingers and manage to break one of the connectors to the existing C: , swapped around and got that fixed. Going to come back to it when I feel smarter.


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