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Can't boot from cloned hard drive

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October 28, 2012 2:00:32 AM

Hello,
I needed more storage space so i successfully cloned my original samsung hard drive to a new seagate using DriveImage XML. However, even tho BIOS sees the clone now in SATA-0, & even tho Boot sequence has SATA drive 1st, i can't boot. can anyone suggest what might be wrong? (Dell Optiplex 745 / windows 7).

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October 28, 2012 2:53:14 AM

Did you clone the entire drive (all partitions) or just the C partition? Windows 7 likes to keep its boot files on a small, separate 100MB partition.
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