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Cloned drive, Now neither would work

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Last response: in Storage
October 14, 2012 10:17:56 PM

I cloned my parents hdd on their laptop onto a newer and bigger hdd.

Now the original would not boot pass the windows screen (doesn't fully load) and crashes and the laptop restarts.

And the new drive won't get detected as a boot drive. The laptop keeps on saying can't detect boot drive.

Need help.

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a c 107 G Storage
a b D Laptop
October 14, 2012 10:31:03 PM

You should at least explain how you did the cloning. Obviously not in the laptop. Explain step by step, what you did.
October 15, 2012 12:58:53 AM

Plugged the new drive and the laptops harddrive into my desktop computer.

First I cloned it using DriveImage XML. With drive to drive, with the Hot imaging strategy set to Try volume Shadow Services first. which cause the problem stated.

Now I have tried another program, Acronis. Now both of the harddrives act the same. Bluescreens at the Windows loading screen.

I forgot to state im using windows 7.
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October 15, 2012 2:42:24 AM

Tried system restoring didn't work

Tried the following:
bootrec.exe /fixmbr
The operation completed successfully

bootrec.exe /fixboot
The operation completed successfully

bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
Scanning all disks for Windows Installations.

Successfully scanned windows installations.
Total Identified Windows installations: 0
The operation completed successfully.

Chkdsk /r
The type of file is NTFS
Cannot lock current drive.
Windows cannot run disk checking on this volume because it is write protected.

Tried repairing also but Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically
Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature #1: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature #2: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature #3: unknown
Problem Signature #4: 21200589
Problem Signature #5: AutoFailover
Problem Signature #6: 8
Problem Signature #7: BadDriver
OS version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
October 16, 2012 6:32:44 PM