Unable to boot afte cloned ssd
Hello, I followed a video on making my ssd boot my OS but after cloning it from my hard drive and restarting, my system keeps saying "reboot and select proper boot device". Please help this is really frustrating.
Gaspar, welcome to these user forums.
Please provide more details of exactly what steps you have taken when cloning your HDD drive to the SSD drive?
I used the cloning option on acronis. I then chose my ssd to be a clone of the hard drive. It proceeded and asked to restart my computer. It restarted, started to update or something and when it finished it shut off. I started up my computer and I thought all was fine, my cloned sad was shown in the priority menu in bios but when I tried to boot, I got the message "reboot and select proper device". I tried to switch the priority order but I get the same results. Do I need to reinstall windows?
Gaspar, thank you for clarifying the steps you took.
I suspect that no cloning took place from what you have described, but that you tried to start the clone from within the Windows application, which then needed to modify your Windows boot configuration and create a temporary Linux OS environment from which to try to launch the Acronis clone operation, but that this most likely never started and the restarted into Windows again.
The correct process for cloning should be as follows:
- Make a full disk backup of your current working Windows OS HDD to an external backup drive
- Identify how your Windows OS boots, see webpage: Check if your PC uses UEFI or BIOS - this is important for the next step.
- Create the Acronis bootable Rescue Media - shutdown your system and boot this Rescue Media in the same way that Windows boots.
Check that the Rescue Media will boot correctly and that you can access the Acronis application and see your HDD.
- Shutdown, remove the current HDD drive and replace this with the SSD drive installed inside the system.
Connect the HDD drive externally using a USB to SATA adapter.
- Boot the system from the Acronis bootable Rescue Media (as in step 3.) and check that you can now see both the SSD (internal) and HDD (external) drives.
- Perform the clone operation from the HDD (Source) to the SSD (Target) drive.
- Shutdown, remove the external HDD drive and Rescue media.
Note: Do NOT attempt to boot into Windows with both drives connected - these now have identical drive signatures / contents and will cause problems with Windows if you do so!
Note 2: Check your BIOS / EFI settings to ensure the SSD is shown as the correct boot device / priority.
- Restart the system with just the cloned SSD drive and check that all is OK with Windows starting. Put the HDD drive to one side until you are confident that all is OK and you no longer need the HDD. Connect this via the USB to SATA adapter and format / repartition within Windows when you want to re-use the HDD for another purpose.
is it possible to do the same operation with SSD to M2..
I meen, to install the setup ( windows, games, etc. ) on the SSD disk, unmount the SSD, install the M2 in the Acer G710 and then boot from Acronis USB and make a clone from SSD to M2.
I make no change i bios / uefi settings.
( sorry for my poor english )
Bimme, welcome to these User Forums.
I suspect that you would find some problems with support for your M.2 SSD drive in the older ATI 2015 USB Rescue Media as this support was only added to later versions of the product.
Further, I would recommend not using cloning for what you are seeking to do. Make a full backup of your SSD drive to an external backup drive - this will serve both as protection against any problems arising and also the source data to restore to the M.2 drive.
I would recommend investing in buying the latest ATI 2018 version for doing this migration as that has much better support for the hardware that you are using, plus the Rescue media has been changed from using Linux to using the Windows RE (Recovery Environment) from your installed Windows OS, which will also include support for your M.2 drive if it has been installed and Windows booted. ATI 2018 also supports cloning within Windows using the Microsoft VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) to create snapshot data, so would allow you to have both the SSD and M.2 drive both installed (with the M.2 drive left unformatted) then clone to the M.2 drive. You should still make a full backup of the SSD regardless!