unsuccessful: Want to migrate Windows C: from one partion on main drive to second dr

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  1. bob13bob

    bob13bob Registered Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    old: 2tb (3 partions)
    D: primary
    E: logical / media
    C: logical / Windows drive

    new: 250gb

    When I restore the C: to new drive, MBR too,
    -It doesn't work (boots to a blank black screen after).
    -I then restored C: and D: to the new drive, still wouldn't boot.
    -I tried used windows dvd to "repair" the boot files > same problem


  2. Mech_An

    Mech_An Registered Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Your System Partition is Logical drive. In such situation Windows stores boot files (bootmgr and other critical files) in the first primary partition.

    Please try the following:

    1) Create primary partition of the required size on the target 250GB HDD.

    2) Restore C: to the created partition.

    3) Verify that the partition is primary, not logical.
    // If it is Logical, right-click it and select "Convert to primary". Apply changes.
    Note: option to convert Logical to Primary is not included to all Paragon programs.

    4) Run File Transfer Wizard from Paragon program and browse source D: drive
    Check if there is 'Boot' folder and \ or files:
    Transfer all found files to restored System partition (do not overwrite existing files if any)

    5) Then verify that the restored partition is Active: right-click the partition and select "Mark as Active" . Apply changes.

    6) Once completed, disconnect the original (source) drive and boot from Windows Repair CD or Windows Installation CD and perform startup repair.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
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