After cloning some of my partitions to SSD (I only left the file partition not cloned yet) I can't boot from my new SSD. The screen is blank with the underscore blinking in the top left corner.
The whole story:
- I cloned the C: drive with AOMEI Backupper. C: drive contained my windows files.
- Tried booting without SSD -> got message: "Operating system not found"
- Booting with SSD -> blinking underscore
- Cloned system partition containing BOOTSECT.BAK file (the one that is 100MB) -> note that now the order is not the same as in old HDD (i) and (ii) the old HDD has *: partion, after cloning I have I: partition - it now has a letter assigned to it
- Booting -> Still blinking
- After a couple of minutes of thought I thought that since I have a dual boot (Win7 + Ubuntu) I need to clone the partition that contains Ubuntu files as well -> D: . It also contains the pagefile.sys (not sure if it is important but i don't think so, as the file can be deleted).
- Booting -> Blinking
- Now I'm writing here as I want some thoughts as there are many paths to explore
Note: I can navigate the files in the SSD and the SSD seems to be recognized (the BIOS screen is displaying the size of the SSD correctly). Also I did partition cloning - one by one (not whole disk cloning as I wanted to increase the new boot partition on the SSD and make the others smaller)
A couple of thoughts I have and would like to get a comment on:
- The partition names and drive letters changed: from Local Dick (C:) -> Copy of C (G:). Renaming is easy but does it make a difference?
- The system partition state wories me: does it matter that it has a letter assigned or should it be hidden? Also does the order matter (previously it was first, now it is second - see this: http://postimg.org/image/3ybyh49vn/ (sorry, I can't add screenshot directly).
- Maybe it is not possible to create a bootable SSD by cloning the partitions separatelly somehow? Only if the disk clone is made?
- Any other things to check? Things to do?