My wife's win-8 laptop has a bad hard drive. I'm trying to get her a new SSD.
I set up the new disk, cloned (not copied but clonezilla) the four partitions from the old disk to the new disk, and everything works great except the machine will not boot off the new disk.
I have tracked my problem to here:
DISKPART> select disk 0 Disk 0 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> attr disk Current Read-only State : No Read-only : No Boot Disk : Yes Pagefile Disk : Yes Hibernation File Disk : No Crashdump Disk : Yes Clustered Disk : No DISKPART> select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> attr disk Current Read-only State : No Read-only : No Boot Disk : No Pagefile Disk : No Hibernation File Disk : No Crashdump Disk : No Clustered Disk : No DISKPART>
How can I change the "Boot Disk", "Pagefile Disk", "Crashdump Disk" flags from "No" to "Yes"?
DISKPART will not do it.
BCDBOOT c:\windows /s f: did not do it.
BCDEDIT might do it, but I can't find a flag to select a specific disk to operate on, only the current boot disk. Some people have told me to do it in the computer's BIOS, but I cannot find any settings in her BIOS (hp pavil g7 2340dx) to specify which disk to boot from, only a yes/no on the internal disk.