Migrate OS to SSD Win7x64 fails

Discussion in 'Other Paragon Disk Utilities' started by michaelgwendolin, Sep 10, 2011.

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  1. michaelgwendolin

    michaelgwendolin Registered Member

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    I am trying to migrate under Win7x64 from a
    Dell laptop XPS15 (model 9-2011) with 250 GB HDD
    to a Crucial SDD with 256 GB.

    Did it several times now even with de-installed anti-virus.
    Nothing works.

    Symptoms:

    1) the transfer to SSD completes without any error message

    2) the hidden 100MB Win7 partition is NOT visible on the SSD

    2.5) the Dell "recovery" partition which includes obviously also the boot information is correctly transferred to the new SSD

    3) re-start from the USB device with SSD mounted does only produce a blue screen with no specific information

    4) the "windows" folder o the SSD contains much less files than the original (oups?)

    5) running chkdsk /f on the new SSD produces >250 lines of error messages and deleted files, indexes and etc

    Well, what is this program actually doing?

    Is there any help you can offer?

    I am so disappointed because re-installing a new Win7 would have been finished by now.
    I am wasting time and money with this product.

    Was the first time to buy something that did not provide a test or demo version. Never again.
     
  2. Robin A.

    Robin A. Registered Member

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    The problem may be that the hidden 100MB Win7 partition contains the boot information. If this partition is not copied, it is not possible to boot. The solution could be to copy this partition to the SSD, or to create the boot information in the system C: partition.

    The Dell recovery partition normally contains the info to restore the factory Dell image.
     
  3. michaelgwendolin

    michaelgwendolin Registered Member

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    But isnt it actually the task of this paragon software to copy this hidden partition? Without this, the software it is useless.

    Does anyone have experiences with this issue and what to do to make the software to do the right job? Means copy the
    hidden partition and all windows files?
     
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