[SOLVED] missing ntldr [SSD to SSD]

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I am trying to clone a 250gb SSD HyperX to a Evo 840 1TB SSD. I have tried two programs so far, EaseUS ToDo Backup and Macrium. Both times whenever I boot up with the new SSD it tells me it's missing ntldr. What is up?
 

USAFRet

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You wish to clone from te 250GB to the 1TB?
And the 1TB goes back into the same system?

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Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
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Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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I am trying to clone a 250gb SSD HyperX to a Evo 840 1TB SSD. I have tried two programs so far, EaseUS ToDo Backup and Macrium. Both times whenever I boot up with the new SSD it tells me it's missing ntldr. What is up?
There are two types of cloning.
1. byte for byte cloning
this will make the target drive the same size as the source because it will make a perfect copy meaning it will include everything even the boot loader.
2.file for file this will only copy over all the files and the target drive will keep it's size because this does not copy over any special things like the boot loader.


Load up windows from your old drive and either use window's own BCDstore editor (bcdedit) or use the free (community) version of easybcd,look up a tutorial on youtube on how to write a proper bootblock and deploy a bcd store both on a secondary (your cloned) drive.
 

alurousaac

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"that system" ?

Are you doing this clone between two drive in one system, or are you trying to move the clone to a whole different system?
my ssd is in my desktop, I am cloning it to a ssd that I am connecting through usb, so that I can swap the ssd's ?
 

USAFRet

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You wish to clone from te 250GB to the 1TB?
And the 1TB goes back into the same system?

-----------------------------
Specific steps for a successful clone operation:
-----------------------------
Verify the actual used space on the current drive is significantly below the size of the new SSD
Download and install Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration, if a Samsung SSD)
Power off
Disconnect ALL drives except the current C and the new SSD
Power up
Run the Macrium Reflect (or Samsung Data Migration)
Select ALL the partitions on the existing C drive
Click the 'Clone' button
Wait until it is done
When it finishes, power off
Disconnect ALL drives except for the new SSD
This is to allow the system to try to boot from ONLY the SSD
Swap the SATA cables around so that the new drive is connected to the same SATA port as the old drive
Power up, and verify the BIOS boot order
If good, continue the power up

It should boot from the new drive, just like the old drive.
Maybe reboot a time or two, just to make sure.

If it works, and it should, all is good.

Later, reconnect the old drive and wipe all partitions on it.
This will probably require the commandline diskpart function, and the clean command.

Ask questions if anything is unclear.
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