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after cloning my hardrive to SSD it goes to windows 8.1 recovery mode page

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May 3, 2014 7:33:41 AM

Hello everybody,
I have recently bought a new SSD for an upgrade, I followed this tutorial:
http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid...

after I cloned the hard drive to the SSD and booted into the SSD to wipe the hardrive(at step four of the tutorial) and restarted the computer, It comes to the windows 8.1 recovery mode page:
http://0.tqn.com/d/pcsupport/1/0/h/I/-/-/advanced-start...

I click continue, however it restarts and comes back to this page again and never actually boots into windows on my new SSD,
May 3, 2014 7:37:38 AM

Have you set the hard drive configuration to AHCI mode in BIOS?
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May 3, 2014 7:43:22 AM

RFM1997 said:
Have you set the hard drive configuration to AHCI mode in BIOS?


No, and do you mean the SSD or the Hardrive, because I already wiped the hardrive
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May 3, 2014 7:44:51 AM

No, when you go into the BIOS there's an option about Hard Drives, you can set them as RAID, IDE or AHCI, you have to choose AHCI.

There's no individual choice.
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May 3, 2014 7:48:34 AM

RFM1997 said:
No, when you go into the BIOS there's an option about Hard Drives, you can set them as RAID, IDE or AHCI, you have to choose AHCI.

There's no individual choice.

This is what it says in my BIOS:
SATA Configuration
SATA Mode AHCI Mode
SATA1 Mode Hot Plug [disabled]
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May 3, 2014 7:57:13 AM

Oh, I see.

To change the Hard drive mode to AHCI, go into the BIOS > MSI mainboard settings > Advanced > Integrated Peripherals > Sata mode, choose AHCI.

Here's a picture showing what you've got to change:



Hmm, it's already on AHCI? Try to enable hot plug.
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May 3, 2014 7:58:45 AM

RFM1997 said:
Oh, I see.

To change the Hard drive mode to AHCI, go into the BIOS > MSI mainboard settings > Advanced > Integrated Peripherals > Sata mode, choose AHCI.

Here's a picture showing what you've got to change:


yes its already on AHCI Mode
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May 3, 2014 8:11:45 AM

Looks like something went wrong when cloning the windows, try to install Windows from scratch on the new SSD.
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