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Blue screen when trying to boot from cloned Windows partition [duplicate]

I'm trying to clone a clean Windows installation from SSD partition to HD partition. The problem is every time I try to boot from cloned partition, no matter which disk-cloning software I used, I end ...
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Cloning HDD to SSD but Windows fails to boot

So I've got a laptop with a 300GB HDD which I want to replace for a 120GB SSD. The 300GB HDD will then act as a secondary hard disk. I've tried cloning my hard disk with EaseUS ToDo Backup and EZ GIG ...
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Windows 7 - Cloned partition onto 2nd disk (in same machine) won't boot

Notes: using a MacBook Pro 2011, UEFI and GTP. Replaced the DVD drive in my laptop with an SSD (disk 2). Installed Win7 onto the new SSD, which worked fine. Decided to clone Win7 from disk 1 onto ...
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How is /sbin/init found during lilo boot

I just cloned my root partition (in anticipation of a dist-upgrade), changed lilo.conf and fstab (in the cloned partition) and ran lilo. But alas the system won't boot from the cloned partition. I ...
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Can I clone my hard drive to an external and boot from the clone?

First thing: I am not asking what software I'm supposed to use. I already know the answer: Ghost (proprietary), Clonezilla, and dd (if I'm careful). What I really want to know is if it is possible to ...
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Why does a cloned Windows 7 BCD contain incomplete data (and, therefore, prevent booting)?

I have had the misfortune to need to clone a dual-booting Windows XP/7 box to replace its hard drive with a smaller one. I had great trouble getting it to boot and would like to understand what's ...
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Can not boot windows XP from cloned hard disk - what can I do?

My configuration: a PC (some years old) with MSI K8N-Neo-4F Motherboard, 1 GB RAM. Disk 1 (Maxtor, SATA II, 250 GB): 2 Partitions, on Partition 1 (48 GB): Windows XP Professional (NTFS) on ...
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new SSD BOOTMGR is Missing

I got a new Crucial M4 128 GB Sata 3 solid state drive that i cloned my OS on to. I have a laptop with two 500 GB drives, one holding the OS and one holding data. I swap the os drive with the SSD and ...
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Cloned hard drive, same PC - STOP error

I am trying to clone Windows 7 onto a new hard drive, to use in the same laptop. Old hard drive is a Hitachi 500 GB 7200 RPM, new one is Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB. This is a Dell D630. It has the ...
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New Hard Drive not recognized on boot

I am upgrading the hard drive on my Dell Precision M4400 laptop. The current drive is a Seagate Momentus 7200 80GB. The new drive is a Hitachi 5K500 250GB. --> Both are SATA. I have an external USB ...
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How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD?

I have a 500 Gb hard drive currently split into two partitions: +---------------------+--------------+ | Data (D:\) | System (C:\) | +---------------------+--------------+ Now, I just ...
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Advice on cloning disk

I'm going to buy a second disk for backup, the same size as my laptops. I want to mount it in a casing via usb and backup an entire hdd every soemtime. That's because I want the posibility to just ...
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Cloning a hard drive and using it to boot on a different system

Can I clone a hard drive and use it to boot on a different system? Windows XP, from Intel to AMD. I used HDclone and copied my HD. When I tried to boot up with the new hard drive in the AMD system, ...
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How to clone a running windows xp installation to a USB HDD which should be bootable

i want to clone my Windows XP installation to a USB Hard Drive or maybe an usb memory stick and then i want to boot from that USB device. The reason for that is, in case of an emergency i still can ...
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Cloned XP won't boot properly - stuck before log in/user select screen

I have cloned an installation of Windows XP Professional SP3 from a failing hard disk using Norton Ghost. I set up the correct partition size on the new hard disk (using GParted) and ghosted it on. I ...
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What software can copy the whole hard drive with Operating System to DVD-R, and be able to “refresh the machine” using the DVD-R?

What software can take a snapshot of a Win XP or Win 7 machine -- burning all files into a DVD-R, and then be able to boot from that DVD-R can restore the whole machine back to that state stored ...