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July 28, 2014 11:06:34 AM

Hi

I need help understanding whats going on with my new SSD.

So I connected the SSD via SATA cable rather than USB as I couldn't find the connecter I needed, and went through the data migration using the provided Samsung software.

The software said the migration was a success and asked my to install the new SSD (which I suppose it already was as connected by SATA).

I shut my computer down and restarted unplugged the old HDD and restarted as instructed.

The result is that the AsRock BIOS (I think) comes up on screen straight away (usually I have to hit F2 for this).

At this point im not sure whats going on as I wasn't expecting this step, so I save and exit. Once Ive done this I just get back to the AsRock screen again, and so I save and close again, and so it continues....

Not sure why its not booting windows?

Edit: I connected my old HDD up again and was able to get back into windows, which was a surprise as the migration software said that this drive would be wiped.

I checked the content on the SSD which was still connected, and its filled with near enough the same capacity of data as the old drive.

Im trying the migration again now, via USB as I found the connecter I needed, but don't hold much hope. Any pointers on missing steps would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards
AlmightyJoygasm

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a b } Memory
July 28, 2014 11:12:39 AM

It may be as simple as entering the bios and setting your target boot device as the new SSD. Has that been done? When you install a new drive, even if it is the same SATA port as the previous device, the bios on some boards will reset the boot device priority.
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July 28, 2014 11:25:55 AM

dwatterworth said:
It may be as simple as entering the bios and setting your target boot device as the new SSD. Has that been done? When you install a new drive, even if it is the same SATA port as the previous device, the bios on some boards will reset the boot device priority.


Thanks for your response datterworth.

I have not tried that step yet, TBH I'm not sure how. I've still got over an hour on the second migration (which I hope doesn't mean it will have two instances of everything on the new SSD?!), and will have another poke around if it doesn't just work.

Best regards
AJ

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a b } Memory
July 28, 2014 11:31:27 AM

If it doesn't work, you can check the boot device order by entering the 'advanced tab' and then 'Sata configuration' or something similar to that title. From there you should be able to see the boot device priority, and you'll want to move the new SSD (will probably be listed by manufacturer and then product number) to the first boot priority, possibly second if you want your optical disc drive as the first one etc.

If you encounter more issues and need specific menus etc to look at, let me know the motherboard model and I can send more specific instruction.
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July 28, 2014 11:35:37 AM

dwatterworth said:
If it doesn't work, you can check the boot device order by entering the 'advanced tab' and then 'Sata configuration' or something similar to that title. From there you should be able to see the boot device priority, and you'll want to move the new SSD (will probably be listed by manufacturer and then product number) to the first boot priority, possibly second if you want your optical disc drive as the first one etc.

If you encounter more issues and need specific menus etc to look at, let me know the motherboard model and I can send more specific instruction.


OK, will do. At 91% on the migration now, so not too long to go. Thanks for your support, its very much appreciated.

Best
AJ

Ok, so the migration finished successfully again, I shutdown and unplugged my old HDD and restarted, this time I get the following messages:

Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1) Insert your windows installation diskand restart your computer
2) Choose your language settings and the click next
3) Click repair your computer

If you do not have your disc contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \bbot\bcd

Status: 0xc000000f

Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data.


I press enter and It loops on this.

I did manage to catch the AsRock Bios, and it seems the Evo is set to boot first. I tried changing some settings like IDE to ACHI, but this has not made too much difference.

Whats worse now is that when I connect up my old HDD it doesn't boot windows properly at the moment.

Motherboard is AsRock P67 Extreme 4

Best
AJ


Edit: Managed to get my old HDD working again by switching back from AHCI to IDE, but notice the SSD is not listed in the menus anymore.

Bit of a disaster.
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July 28, 2014 3:13:58 PM

Managed to get the SSD working.

Had to use a piece of software called Macrium Reflect (free download), and re cloned my drive.

Then had to change back from AHCI to IDE in the BIOS and I can now boot windows 7 from the EVO. Not sure why it wont work with AHCI, gets as far as the W7 logo before looping back again.

Will investigate a bit further, especially as I seem to have an extra 50 or 60 GB free space following the clone.
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a c 5355 } Memory
July 28, 2014 7:15:03 PM

May need to load the AHCI drivers to Win on the SSD and then there's a couple registry edits you can make to enable AHCI, would then go into BIOS and change Drive type to AHCI again

1) Run the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
2) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
3) Set the "Start" value to 0 (zero)
4) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide
5) Set the "Start" value to 0 (zero)
6) Shut down
7) Start up again, but before Windows boots go into the BIOS configuration screens and change the disk mode to "AHCI". Save the new BIOS configuration and restart so that Windows boots.
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July 29, 2014 11:14:31 AM

Tradesman1 said:
May need to load the AHCI drivers to Win on the SSD and then there's a couple registry edits you can make to enable AHCI, would then go into BIOS and change Drive type to AHCI again

1) Run the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
2) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
3) Set the "Start" value to 0 (zero)
4) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide
5) Set the "Start" value to 0 (zero)
6) Shut down
7) Start up again, but before Windows boots go into the BIOS configuration screens and change the disk mode to "AHCI". Save the new BIOS configuration and restart so that Windows boots.


Thanks Tradesman1

Got myself running in AHCI thanks to your steps.

Loving how quick it takes for my PC to be 'useable' after logging in! Still a bit concerned about where those extra 60GB came from though, might try another clone from the old HDD now that I know what im doing.

Thanks again

Best regards
AJ

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a c 5355 } Memory
July 29, 2014 2:25:53 PM

No worries, have fun !
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