I have been trying for about three weeks to clone a Windows 7 hard drive to get it to run in another computer. Where I work, we have 600+ computers that need Windows 7 installed on them before support for XP runs out. We have volume licensing with Microsoft so that's not an issue.
Unfortunately, I've used Acronis, Macrium, DriveImage XML, Clonezilla, Paragon, and the imaging utility built into Windows 7 to try this. Everything says it completes correctly, but when the cloned hard drive is booted it gets to the black screen that says "Starting Windows", then blue screens for a split second and reboots. Then it goes to startup repair. I've let that run, but it doesn't fix anything.
A friend said to switch the settings in BIOS for AHCI. I've tried that, but no luck.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.