Hello! I recently bought an SSD due to me being an employee and the great deal i got on it. It is a crucial M4 128 gb. I used the cloning software to make a copy of my C drive with all of my important stuff on it. (Operating system and drivers and such). I attempted to boot up unplugging my normal C drive and only keeping the SSD plugged in, it looked like it was going to work, but then brings up a few different screens.
1. Being what appears to be a screen of all the sources only the SSD appears so i know at least it is being read.
2. The second being a black screen with text in the upper left side of the screen reading "loading operating system."
3. Being a spec list, listing my processor, ram and gpu, the last one that appears is the OS i believe, saying something along the lines of DDR3 unnengaged (i believe, i dont really want to check due to the fact that i am stressed like no other that this isnt working for me.)
If you can help that would be awesome, Thank you in advance!
Windows 7? If so, did you also clone the SRP (system reserved partition). It is the 100Mb hidden partition that Windows 7 needs.
If not, and you made a system repair disk before starting, just start up with the system repair disk in an optical drive; you can also use the Windows installer disk if you don't have a repair disk that you would have had to make prior to doing this. If not, then do a startup repair with the installer disk: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Startup-Rep...
It is usually best to do a clean re-install when going to an SSD, and there is no need to stress, this is not a problem that cannot be fixed.
I would really urge you to do a clean re-install when you go from HDD to SSD. I often clone SSD to SSD, but the migration from HDDs is not as reliable and issues may pop up in the future that won't happen with a clean install.
No matter what, you can do a clean install. First, is it an OEM computer or do you have the retail Windows 7 install disk?