ATI WD edition won't clone properly/won't boot. help!
I bought a WD sn850 1TB nvme drive and I'm trying to use the software that western digital included with their dashboard, the Acronis True Image WD edition (2016). I've spent the better part of 2 days trying to figure out how to clone my 250GB nvme boot drive over to my new 1TB nvme drive, with zero success. They're both plugged into nvme slots on the motherboard. Here's what I've tried:
-Running the cloning software from within windows. Before I figured out how to turn off secure boot it gave me a windows error code 0xc000000e error (Windows\system32\winload.efi)
after disabling secure boot, it give me the same error.
The first time, I didn't know to take out the original boot drive. I wiped the new drive and tried again, still didn't work.
-creating a rescue media builder, booting into that, but ATI doesn't recognize my WD hard drive. I've done this with the drive formatted and unformatted, with and without secure boot.
-Macrium reflect 7 and several other "free" software options that won't clone in the free version. updating ATI to the 2021 WD version didn't recognize any WD drives on my computer.
-I found this thread (https://forum.acronis.com/forum/acronis-true-image-2017-forum/important…) after trying the clone process a few times. I haven't made a copy of the boot drive I'm cloning yet. I could put it on a sperate partition of one of my HDD's but haven't tried yet.
Bitlocker and 'device encryption' aren't coming up in my windows security settings so I'm pretty sure that isn't the issue.
This sort of computer manipulation is towards the edge of my know-how, I spend a couple of hours figuring out how to get my asus b550i motherboard to not use secure boot.
I'm out of ideas other than sending this WD drive back and getting a samsung. Any help would be appreciated!