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January 6, 2013 3:04:31 AM

I just cloned windows 7 from an HDD (pulled out of my laptop) to a new Sandisk extreme SSD, put it back in my laptop and tried to boot from it. Unfortunately, windows will not load. Did I miss something?

"Intel UMDI, PXE-2.1 (build 803)
Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel Corporation

This product is covered by one or more of the following patents...

...Realtex PCIe GBE Family Controller Series v2.35 (06/14/10)
PXE-E61: Media test failure, check cable

PXE-M0F: Exiting PXE ROM

Reboot and Select proper Boot device
or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

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January 6, 2013 3:09:14 AM

Have you checked the boot order in the BIOS to make sure the drive is first in the list?
http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/104472-solved-pxe-e6...
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January 6, 2013 3:14:29 AM

I have; I get the problem while booting from the SSD.
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January 6, 2013 3:51:40 AM

So, the drive is recongnized in the BIOS. Do you know if it's set to IDE or ACHI? Just out of curiosity what program did you use to clone the drive? Have you tried removing the drive and reinstalling it?
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January 6, 2013 4:43:05 AM

I will have to look into this further and get back to you. This is a link to a EaseUS forum on how to clone the disk: http://forum.easeus.com/viewtopic.php?t=19725
I only listed the link so you could double check the steps you took to clone the drive.
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January 6, 2013 1:37:43 PM

I went through the steps again after clearing the drive volume. Decided to try and make a windows repair disc, but it did not find the OS. It asked me to install drivers for the hard drive, which I cannot find.
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January 6, 2013 2:03:07 PM

After mucking about and having it try to do a restore, it finally was able to find the drive. It said it couldn't fix windows, but after a restart, it booted! So I now have my laptop running with an SSD.
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January 6, 2013 10:10:23 PM

Best answer selected by rste11.
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