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Cloned Hard Drive Won't Boot, Make Cloned Drive Bootable

Updated on Apr 03, 2019 by Abby Haines to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Here useful tips about how to make cloned drive bootable are available. Try it to avoid or fix cloned hard drive won't boot issue in Windows 10/8/7 when cloning one hard drive to new HDD or SSD.

Cloned hard drive won't boot, how to make it bootable?

"I cloned my 250GB disk to a Seagate 520GB hard drive, thinking that upgrade to a disk with larger storage capacity, then my Windows 10 laptop will be more responsive. The clone was successful and I could see all my files on the cloned hard drive when it finished. But when I insert the disk into my laptop, Windows won't boot from it. I cannot figure out why cloned hard drive won't boot and how to make cloned drive bootable. Is there anyone can help?" 

Tips to Avoid Cloned Hard Drive Won't Boot Issue and Make Cloned Drive Bootable

The cloned hard drive won't boot issue is a common problem that has troubled numerous users. In this case, how to make cloned drive bootable becomes a hot topic. To fix the issue, you should first find the possible reasons that might cause the error. Here to save your time, we have collected some useful tips about how to make cloned drive bootable in Windows 10/8/7 after analyzing the causes all this issue. You can read and try it to effectively avoid cloned hard drive won't boot issue before transferring OS to new hard drive

Tips to make cloned drive bootable in Windows 10/8/7:

1. Finding a reliable disk clone software.
2. Make sure you have cloned the system reserved partition besides the system partition (C: drive).
3. Make sure you have set the clone hard drive as the first boot drive.
4. Make sure both of the source disk and the destination disk are the same MBR disk or GPT disk. If not, convert MBR to GPT disk or vise verse.
5. Make sure your computer support UEFI boot mode if the clone hard drive is GPT partitioned.
6. Check if your clone uses an MBR system partition. If this is true, you must enable CSM in your BIOS which allows you to boot from both UEFI and Legacy OPROM devices.
7. Put out to source disk and replace it with the cloned disk.

Clone One Hard Drive to Another with EaseUS Cloning Software

After reading all the useful tips to avoid cloned hard drive won't boot issue and make cloned drive bootable, you can start to clone hard drive to new HDD or SSD. Here, EaseUS Todo Backup is recommended with its advanced and flexible cloning feature and 7* 24 tech support. It can help you make cloned drive bootable if cloned hard drive won't boot issue happens even you take care all of the above tips.

To clone disk without cloned hard drive won't boot issue, follow these steps:

Note: Please empty the larger hard disk drive in advance if you saved important data inside it.

Step 1. Connect larger empty hard disk - HDD/SSD to your PC
Please connect or insert the larger disk - HDD/SSD to your computer.

Step 2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup for upgrade hard disk to a larger one
Launch and run EaseUS Todo Backup and select Clone at the left tool pane by clicking the icon at the left top corner.

Run EaseUS Todo Backup to upgrade hard disk drive.

Step 3. Clone upgrade the hard disk to a larger one
1. Select the hard disk that you want to upgrade as the source disk.

Choose hard disk as the source drive.

2. And if you wish to perform a sector by sector clone, enable this feature by clicking Advanced options and check Sector by sector clone box.
Save the changes.

Enable sector by sector clone to allocate larger disk with the same layout as the original disk.

3. Click Proceed to start upgrading your hard disk to a larger HDD/SSD without losing any data now.

Start upgrading hard disk to a lager disk.