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

2016-12-07 17:43:40 Posted 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

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 supports. 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:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS cloning software and click "Clone". It will pop up the below window and choose the source disk partition you want to clone. And then click "Next" to continue. 

Clone disk without cloned hard drive won't boot issue - choose the source disk

Step 2. Choose the destination disk or partition. Tick "Sector by sector clone", with it, you can clone all sectors from source disk to the destination disk. You are allowed to preview the disk layout in advance, then click "Proceed" to clone MBR disk to GPT disk/SSD.

Clone disk without cloned hard drive won't boot issue - choose the destination disk

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