I am in the process of upgrading a laptop from a hard disc to SSD. I have imaged the discs via a SATA dock on another PC so they should in theory be identical.
Unfortunately, when I've put in the SSD, it boots up as far as the windows login screen, and accepts the password. But then it says 'Logging off' and throws me back to the login screen.
I'm a bit stuck now. The old hard disc works fine (I'm using the laptop with HDD now) but with the SSD, it won't get past the login screen, even in safe mode. I've tried recovering from the Windows XP CD, and manually expanded the CD copies of the userinit.exe and winlogon.exe but no change in behaviour.
Any other ideas on what to try?
Update - it seemed a borked image was the most likely cause, but I have just finished taking a new image from the HDD, and copying it back onto the SSD, but the new image behaves identically to the last.