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Issues booting from cloned ssd

2015-11-29, 10:04 AM

I use a L440 Thinkpad with windows 10. Recently I decided to upgrade my laptop which have a regular HDD. So bought a 480GB Sandisk SSD, mounted that to a caddy. Then replaced my optical drive with that caddy. When I turned on my laptop the SSD showed up in  "disk management". Formatted it with GPT by following the instructions available online. Then cloned the disk using EaseUS Todo backup. Everything is cloned successfully. But unfortunately I cannot boot from the SSD. Even the SSD doesn't show up in the boot order.


Following various internet forums tried disabling "Secure boot" and choosing "Legacy only" from BIOS. But nothing works. It is to be noted that both my HDD and SSD are connected. As per instructions I shutdown right after cloning the disk into SSD, but nothing. Any help regarding how I can boot from SSD?


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Re: Issues booting from cloned ssd

2015-12-08, 10:49 AM

Hello protik77,


I don't know if you successfully cloned you drive inbetween times but were you cloning using Easus installed on your original drive or from external media; CD/USB?  Doing so is preferable and quite often it is important to reverse clone by inserting the unformatted new drive into the primary drive bay and then clone to it with the original installed drive in the ultrabay or USB enclosure.




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