Desktop wont boot correctly from SSD but boots fine from HDD

Carlos_96

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Last night i cloned my hard drive into a 120gb SSD, i put the most important files like chrome and and software that i use regularly. I see an improvement in speed overall on the programs in the SDD so that works. However when i try to boot from the SSD it stops at the windows screen and kicks me into recovery. ive tried using the HDD as the main disk and the SSDbut ive had no luck. ALso, is there any way to use the SSD just for the OS and my main files and the HDD for the rest of the storage? Thank you in advance.
 

USAFRet

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At the end of the cloning process, the first thing you must do is
Power off
Remove the old drive
Boot up from the new drive.

I suggest redoing it, thusly...
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe as necessary.
Delete the original boot partitions, here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4f1b84ac-b193-40e3-943a-f45d52e23685/cant-delete-extra-healthy-recovery-partitions-and-healthy-efi-system-partition?forum=w8itproinstall
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Carlos_96

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i used Acronis true image and i cloned all the data from my hdd to the sdd. i was a simple procedure, it asked to find a source and destination and it did send that data. most of the programs in the ssd work beautifully but the boot thing wont work.
 

USAFRet

Splendid
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At the end of the cloning process, the first thing you must do is
Power off
Remove the old drive
Boot up from the new drive.

I suggest redoing it, thusly...
-----------------------------
Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe as necessary.
Delete the original boot partitions, here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/4f1b84ac-b193-40e3-943a-f45d52e23685/cant-delete-extra-healthy-recovery-partitions-and-healthy-efi-system-partition?forum=w8itproinstall
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