0

I cloned my Windows 10 installation from an HDD to a smaller SSD using Clonezilla. It was harder than I expected, but I was successful. Once my SSD installation was running smoothly, I used an Ubuntu Live USB to wipe my old HDD clean so I could use it as a secondary drive. Now whenever I try to start with the HDD connected, Windows won't start and will show the "Inaccessible Boot Device" message. I tried everything I could think of, and spent one hour on the phone with MS customer support. Their solution was to perform a fresh installation, but I'd rather fix this without losing all my programs and data.

Note: I lost somehow the hidden partition at the end of the drive, but it doesn't seem to affect my computer in any way.

0

I ended up fixing it my making a bootable Windows 10 USB drive, and using the repair option. Quite simple actually.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.