I replaced my OS SSD with a new one of larger size. The new SSD is a Kingston HyperX 3K. I cloned the OS using clonezilla which worked perfectly. The problem is that bootup with the new SSD is very slow. The OS boots upto user login screen very quickly, but then it gets stuck and I cannot even put the password. After 3-4 minutes I get the control back. I rebooted the computer hoping that the OS will repair itself, but with no help in speeding up the bootup. I have a Dell Inspiron 570 PC with quad core AMD processor. The OS is Windows 7 64 bit Home premium. Can you please help. Thanks
Just installing OS fresh is not such a big problem. One has to install all the applications as well which is a bigger problem. The other point is this OS on new SSD works just fine. Cloning OSs in the way I did is a standard practice. I think I just have a small issue which should be easily rectified. The Windows cannot find some file which is why it is getting stuck. Thanks for your reply, but I do not want to go to the route of reinstalling everything again.
If the current scheme does not work, I have another way out. I can just install the old SSD as well as the new SSD. Now if I make these SSDs dynamic volume, I can span the OS across two SSDs.
I could not figure out how to check the drive without running the benchmark. Anyhow, after running it, AS SSD says
msahci ok - so I guess ahci is ok
103424K - OK ?
The benchmark results were a bit disappointing. This drive is spec'd at over 500 MB/s sequential read and write when attached to SATA3. I have attached it to SATA 2, so I expected about 300 MB/s. However, the benchmark says Sequential read 250 and write 156 MB/s.
No. The boot order was correct. In fact boot from DVD drive was the first priority, that is why the message about the error comes from Acronis, not from OS. I worked with Kingston support to understand why Acronis would not load. Even they did not understand the problem. They asked me to try different versions of Acronis and also suggested that the problem may be in Windows 7 Home premium. So I even created a CD using my office computer which has WIndows 7 enterprise. None of those Acronis CDs worked. May be best if I ask another person in Kingston.
I have full version of Acronis, which I have not installed. If I install that can I clone a drive without booting from a CD?