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Cloned OS Drive Wont Boot

(Topic created on: 4/3/21 8:47 PM)
userqxbiCxdXi7
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I am upgrading my Samsung 850 250gb EVO to a 860 1TB EVO and I can't get my computer to boot from it.

I have made sure it is formatted as GPT just like my normal one. I have been using AOEMI Backupper to clone the drive. I have tried both the normal clone and spent the $60 to try to use the OS migration tool and it still won't work.

I have made sure it is the first thing the bios tries to boot from and even tried just disconnecting my old SSD. All I get is the "recovery" blue screen.

What am I doing wrong?

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ddaniel51
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In the Bios Boot you need to select the Windows Boot Manager for that ssd.

Re-clone the drive and select using the whole drive for the cloning operation.

 

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userqxbiCxdXi7
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I did select it. That's what is in the last picture unless there is another option I'm not seeing. 

I have re-cloned the drive in many ways including expanding the C: portion of it. I spent all Saturday cloning it a little over a dozen times. 

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ddaniel51
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You show P1: Samsung selected in Boot Option 1 when it should be Windows Boot Manager  (P1:.

Confusing I know.

I keep backup  images of all 8 of my 1&2 TB NVME drives on a NAS and a local backup of the C: drive on a 2TB NVME.  I have 4 versions of OS on 4 different drives so I always have a bootable OS on hand.  Ok, so I'm weird. :p

I use Acronis True Image for all my drive cloning, copying and backup duties.  They have a try before you buy opton you should be able to use for cloning the ssd.  It can use the entire larger drive to create a booting C: partition from the smaller one.  It also makes the  backups of the operating boot drive without shutting it down.

 

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