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 Post subject: Can't login into WIndows After CLoning HHD to SSD
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:18 pm 
8086
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I cloned my Windows 7 partition from an HHD to an SSD, and the SSD boots correctly but I can't log into any of the user accounts unless my old HHD is also plugged in, at which point there is a lot of HHD activity. It seems to me that the cloned Windows SSD partition is looking to the old partition for credentials or user profiles or something.
Don't know if this is related, but when I do get into Windows on my SSD, that partition is listed as the D drive and my old partition is still listed as the C drive.
Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Can't login into WIndows After CLoning HHD to SSD
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:44 am 
Smithfield
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I'm assuming before the system only had the HDD and none of the User directory folders were changed from their default settings, and that there is practically no diff between the SSD partition and the HDD one.

If that's the case, I would try redoing the cloning operation, but following these steps:
  1. On the SSD, create a 200MB NTFS partition with the label S:\
  2. Mark the SSD as "Active" (either using DISKPART or Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Storage)
  3. Clone the Windows partition into the SSD
  4. Open a command prompt as an administrator
  5. Execute the following command:
    Code:
    Bcdboot D:\Windows /s S:

    This is assuming D:\Windows is the Windows partition on the SSD.
  6. Boot from the SSD.


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 Post subject: Re: Can't login into WIndows After CLoning HHD to SSD
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:56 pm 
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Thank you. I will try that. Upon further examination I thought the problem was that the SSD version of windows is seeing itself as the D drive and is therefore looking to the old Parttion which is labeled C.

I was thinking of doing an "offline" registry edit to swap the drive letter assignments and see if that works.

What do you think?


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