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Fixing a Disk or partition Cloned to new SSD not booting

posted Jan 23, 2016, 6:53 PM by Chris Franklin
Boot into into a Win7 recovery setup (win7 repair option on a system restore disk will work just find).

  1. Make sure the New drive & partition are marked active
    1. simplest way to do this is just run a a startup repair from the recovery options (this will work even if NO windows installation was found during the recovery environment loading)
    2. The second way is to use diskpart from the command line. This is more involved and you'll need to know the layout of your drives & partitions but an example of a making the 1st partition on the 1st drive active would be as fallows (from the cli).
      1. diskpart      
      2. select disk 0
      3. select partition 1
      4. active
      5. exit 
  2. open a command prompt
  3. run the fallowing 1 after another
    1. Bootrec.exe /FixMbr
    2. Bootrec.exe /FixBoot
    3. Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd
  4. If you still can't boot no worries, just rebuilt the windows boot files (this example assumes windows is installed to your C drive.
    1. bcdboot.exe C:\Windows /s C:
  5. reboot
If your get a boot menu listing more then 1 listing of "Windows 7". Just edit the boot menu and remove one of the copies OR simpler yet just hide the menu.

  1. Right click on "computer"

  2. Select Properties

  3. Click on advanced system settings

  4. Select Advanced tab

  5. Under startup and recovery, click on settings

  6. Under operating system select the one you want to boot i.e. the operating system which works fine

  7. UnCheck the option “Time to display list of operating systems” 

  8. Click on OK

  9. Restart the computer.