Laptop won’t boot following changing from HDD to SSD

Discussion in 'Paragon Drive Backup Product Line' started by FOrmula400, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. FOrmula400

    FOrmula400 Registered Member

    Oct 28, 2007
    I have just cloned the 320 GB HDD in my Dell XPS1340 laptop to a Sandisk 480GB SSD using Paragon Hard Disk Manager v2015 Suite.

    The Dell is running Windows 7 SP1. It has the following partitions: (partition letter and name):
    No Drive letter, Dell Utility; C System; D Data; E Programs; G Media
    The laptop will not boot from the SSD. This is what I did to get to this situation:

    1. Backed up (imaged) all partitions from laptop to external Toshiba HDD using Paragon Hard Disk Manager 2015 Suite (HDM 2015).
    2. Cloned the complete Dell HDD to the USB connected Sandisk SSD using HDM 2015.
    3. When the clone was finished (2.5 hours) the content of the SSD appeared to be identical to the Dell HDD (visual compare in HDM 2015).
    4. I removed the HDD from the laptop and replaced it with the SSD.
    5. Powered up the laptop and got the following Windows error message:

    Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix this problem:
    1. Insert your Windows installation disk and restart your computer
    2. Choose your language settings and then click next
    3. Click Repair your computer

    Status: 0xc000000e
    Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

    Is this the correct thing to do as I know the failure to boot has been caused by a hard disk swap for an SSD? Is it safe to do this ‘fix’ with the SSD in the computer? Is there anything else I should do? I don’t want to get in the situation where my computer won’t boot with the original HDD.

    I have put the HDD back and all is currently fine.

    [Note: the clone of the hard drive on the SSD, as viewed in HDM 2015, has No drive letters assigned to any of the partitions. Would I expect them to display, or are they assigned during the boot process??]

    I thought that if I do a 'clone, then Hard disk manager would take care of the computer performing the boot correctly.

    How can I get my laptop to boot from the SSD?


  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

    Feb 25, 2006
    I would remove the HDD, install the SSD, and restore the images to it.
  3. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Nov 30, 2007
    Might be worth it to run a Startup Repair from a Windows 7 DVD first to see if that sorts it, just to save time...
  4. hpw

    hpw Registered Member

    May 23, 2016
    >> Cloned the complete Dell HDD to the USB connected Sandisk SSD using HDM 2015.

    Restore to the HDD using a local SATA connection.