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I have a Windows 7 box that I am trying to migrate over to another box. I tried using Acronis and I ended up with not being able to boot Windows.

Error: 0xc000000f
The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

Is this a hardware issue? How can I better move this Windows 7 box off to another system?

Also, the windows boot disk does nothing to repair or fix the issue.

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Are you sure the machine is the same? Did the original have a restore partition? Does the new one? –  NickW Nov 4 '13 at 12:29
    
The machines are not the same. This is an upgraded machine. I did a backup with Acronis and then used the boot disk to do a restore. –  Jason Pass Nov 4 '13 at 12:42
    
I'm just wondering if it is trying to say boot from D:\, you need to have the same sort of partition layout on both machines.. –  NickW Nov 4 '13 at 12:46
    
I am assuming that is copied and kept the partitions and drive names all the same. But I can double check it when I am back in the lab later today and see if maybe that is related to the problem. I would have assumed that it would have wiped the drive/partitions and copied over the .TIB image to the full drive. –  Jason Pass Nov 4 '13 at 13:30
    
You could probably pop in a repair disc and have Windows fix it. This is commonly caused by the partition not being marked bootable which Acronis may not have done for you. –  Nathan C Nov 4 '13 at 14:25

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