Toshiba R50-B. Cloned SSD will not automatically boot.

May 8, 2018
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Hello

I cloned my HDD to a SDD, both 500GB.

I removed the HDD and added the SSD.

When I start the laptop it goes to the a boot menu that asks language, then keyboard layout, and will then let me boot the SSD. I can go into Windows 10 on the SSD.

The HDD/SDD is set as boot priority 1 in the BIOS.

Can anyone advise what I need to do to get the SSD to boot when the laptop is turned on?

Hope I am making sense.

Thanks

Stuart
 

USAFRet

Splendid
Moderator
Probability is that you did something wrong during the cloning process.
Left off the boot partition, maybe.

A successful clone operation should be invisible to the user, just that it is on a different drive.

Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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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
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the 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 450MB Recovery Partition, 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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May 8, 2018
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Thank you for helping on this.

In the Toshiba BIOS the Boot Priority Options has HDD/SSD as number one. I had assumed switching a HDD for SSD would just work, but it seems something else is preventing the SSD from automatically booting. Im not sure what, :(
 

USAFRet

Splendid
Moderator
Probability is that you did something wrong during the cloning process.
Left off the boot partition, maybe.

A successful clone operation should be invisible to the user, just that it is on a different drive.

Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
-----------------------------
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
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the 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 450MB Recovery Partition, 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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May 8, 2018
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Thank you to all for your help. re cloning sorted the problem. I guess faster than diagnosing after I spend 5 hours on this yesterday. :)
 
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