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Bought WD Black to upgrade my old 1 TB Seagate.

Used Asonic to clone it, seemed to go well, computer recognizes the HDD, but it fails to boot. Even when I disable the Seagate HDD I get an error and it turns it back on.

Any ideas?

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post #2 of 39
Windows makes modifications to the MFT on the drive afaik so if that was not written onto the new MFT or any of the system reserved proportions was written then windows will never boot without them.
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So I have to use Windows OS boot and format it manually and install the OS then clone it?

Or just format it? Does it somehow clone the installation port as well?

Edit:

Now it shows as though I have 2, 1 TB HDDs.


Edited by HaunteR - 9/11/14 at 4:10pm
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You will HAVE to install windows to the new drive directly, I am not aware of any program that can perform a windows clone to a new drive.
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post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by NeoReaper View Post

You will HAVE to install windows to the new drive directly, I am not aware of any program that can perform a windows clone to a new drive.

Thanks so much!
post #6 of 39
do you have a bootable usb environment? hirens? ultimate boot cd? etc?

EDIT:
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Originally Posted by NeoReaper View Post

You will HAVE to install windows to the new drive directly, I am not aware of any program that can perform a windows clone to a new drive.

if it is the exact same machine there are multiple options to replace a drive with another drive without reinstalling windows, first what i would do is boot into a usb environment like ultimate boot cd, open mini tool partition wizard and try the option to repair MBR. this whole time making sure the old drive is disconnected.
if that doesn't work then you can use the ghost 32 program to make an image of the drive and then restore it onto the new drive, this is a bit of a lengthy process but works 95% of the time for me, and is still faster then hunting down drivers and installing updates.

What version of windows is it?
Edited by XanderTheGoober - 9/11/14 at 4:21pm
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do you have a bootable usb environment? hirens? ultimate boot cd? etc?

I use Rufus. I'm going to make a bootable USB and install Win 7 on the other HDD.

Then I'm going to use Acronis to clone the HDDs. The weird thing is when I cloned it, it may the 2 TB appear as a 1 TB HDD.
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Originally Posted by HaunteR View Post

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Originally Posted by XanderTheGoober View Post

do you have a bootable usb environment? hirens? ultimate boot cd? etc?

I use Rufus. I'm going to make a bootable USB and install Win 7 on the other HDD.

Then I'm going to use Acronis to clone the HDDs. The weird thing is when I cloned it, it may the 2 TB appear as a 1 TB HDD.
Because Windows or your Rufus program has split your 2tb into 2x1tb partitions for some reason.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HaunteR View Post

I use Rufus. I'm going to make a bootable USB and install Win 7 on the other HDD.

Then I'm going to use Acronis to clone the HDDs. The weird thing is when I cloned it, it may the 2 TB appear as a 1 TB HDD.

This is probably a sector to sector copy then if your old one is a 1TB. this can be easily fixed with mini tool partition wizard.

If you care to try, ultimate boot cd works very well. gotta get the latest version though. 1.2 had a slight glitch where explorer would close on you randomly.
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