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[Solved] HELP! Already cloned HDD to SSD, can't boot, can't set it to boot. What am I missing ?

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Hey guys!

Here's how far I have reached:

1. I bought a Samsung 830 128 GB SSD to put in my Netbook, which has a 250 GB WD Scorpio Black;

2. I connected both to my main rig and installed EaseUS Partition Master Home Edition to clone the HDD to the SSD. I manually adjusted the size of the partitions to match the existing partitions on the HDD, with the necessary adjustements, taking in to consideration that they are different sizes. The HDD has 4 partitions: SYSTEM, (unlabeled - the partition containing Windows and programs), RECOVERY and HP_TOOLS. I adjusted the three labeled partitions to have more or less the same size they have on the HDD, and the rest - almost 100 GB went to the main partition.

3. After having successfully cloned the HDD to the SSD I proceeded to try the SSD and the Netbook doesn't boot, it asks for a boot partition (I don't remember the message exactly).

4. I connect the 250 GB HDD to a desktop PC and find that the SYSTEM partition is set to Active, however that same partition on the SSD is only listed as Primary Partition, just like the other three. EaseUS partition Master doesn't give me any option to set this partition to Active, and Windows's Disk Management has the option greyed out.

What do I do ?

Thanks!
Edited by tpi2007 - 11/3/12 at 6:31pm
 
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Shrink only the OS partition on the HDD. DO NOT TOUCH THE OTHER PARTITIONS. Once you shrink it use Acronis true image (You can get it free from WD) to create a partition back up of all the HDD's partitions. The recover the backup to the SSD. And it should work no prob.
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Originally Posted by tpi2007 View Post

the SYSTEM partition is set to Active, however that same partition on the SSD is only listed as Primary Partition, just like the other three. EaseUS partition Master doesn't give me any option to set this partition to Active, and Windows's Disk Management has the option greyed out.
What do I do ?

This is why everybody should have a Linux disc around. Boot it in live mode and then you can use disk utility and gparted to do whatever you want to your hard drives — format partitions, look at files, set active partition, etc.
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Shrink only the OS partition on the HDD. DO NOT TOUCH THE OTHER PARTITIONS. Once you shrink it use Acronis true image (You can get it free from WD) to create a partition back up of all the HDD's partitions. The recover the backup to the SSD. And it should work no prob.

Thanks! I'll do that! I wondered about using the WD supplied version, after all, having a WD Scorpio Black I should qualify to be able to get it. thumb.gif

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the SYSTEM partition is set to Active, however that same partition on the SSD is only listed as Primary Partition, just like the other three. EaseUS partition Master doesn't give me any option to set this partition to Active, and Windows's Disk Management has the option greyed out.
What do I do ?

This is why everybody should have a Linux disc around. Boot it in live mode and then you can use disk utility and gparted to do whatever you want to your hard drives — format partitions, look at files, set active partition, etc.

Yeah, I considered that, but I was just too lazy to burn an ISO, I just figured that if I connected both drives to a desktop I'd be able to do everything to them, after all, none of them is the boot drive on that desktop.

I guess I'll make one to keep around in case I need it again. Thanks! Rep+
 
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Hey, just to report that it worked! Thanks Sean!

I shrunk the OS partition on the HDD, then used Acronis True Image WD Edition to clone the HDD to the SSD. I did it directly instead of making a backup and then restoring it to the SSD since I had both connected to a desktop as secondary drives.
Edited by tpi2007 - 11/6/12 at 12:16pm
 
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Awesome!
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