Questions tagged [disk-cloning]

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Why doesn't the F4 recovery key work on a boot after cloning HDD to SSD?

I've cloned 720 GB HDD to a new 480 GB SSD by Macrium Reflect software. When I did that, I exactly adjusted the partitions' size with this software to fit my data in to new SSD. After cloning, I ...
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How to restore a System Image VHD to a new harddrive?

I am upgrading the hard drive, from disk A (120 GB) to disk B (500 GB), in a laptop with Windows 7 professional. This is what I did: Made a system image of A using the built in backup tool, saving ...
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Samsung NVMe 2TB drive “toast”?

I've had this drive as my OS+data drive for about 10 months. It just apparently died on me. The computer was running Windows 10 and had a BSOD. When I booted it up, the drive was detected but not ...
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Can't get cloned disk online despite changing it's uniqueid via diskpart?

I've cloned a data drive using a StarTech disk duplicator, and now would like to view both drives simultaneously in Windows. Disk Management throws up a "Offline (The disk is offline because it has a ...
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All boot options disappeared after migrating from HDD to SSD

TL;DR: I recently installed an SSD and now when I turn my laptop on, it always goes to Bios and no boot options are displayed, but when I click "Save changes and exit" Windows starts normally. Long ...
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Advice on replacing hard disk with bad sectors

So recently my I encountered an event 11 atapi error in my event viewer. It says The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort0. I am running Win 7 SP1. This all started after I ...
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0xc0000225 error after cloning windows 7 from one disk to another using dd

We have two hard disks. One is 80GB, most likely damaged/corrupt/failing. The second is 320GB. In the 80GB disk, we have Windows 7 enterprise installed. Since we would like to keep our application ...
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Full clone from one host to another

I have a headless mini-pc running Ubuntu Server 18.04 - nothing special, just a "Beelink Gemini X55" 8GB RAM, 128Gb SSD. Its benchmark's are quite impressive compared to VPS alternatives and even ...
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Can a disk clone be recognized?

When you clone a disk, is there a way to distinguish the clone from the original, such as a timestamp or any other information that could be read from both disks and compared ?
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Creating a Master Image to roll out to 30 new Machines Licensing Issues

At my company we are buying 30 new Identical PC's from Dell so we have standard setup. What i want to know is if its possible to configure one of these machines to our specification as a master and ...
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No signal to monitor after cloning M.2 SSD boot drive

My machine was running Win 10 just fine but its OS drive was getting full so I cloned it to another M.2. SSD using the latest version of Macrium Reflect. (Because the new drive is larger, I did move ...
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Disk cloning - How much data will it actually copy?

I am cloning a disk of size 500GB. Disk is not full of data. It has roughly 300GB data. How much actual data it will copy (how much read, and how much write specifically)? What if cloning utility ...
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How to Clone OEM Recovery Partitions

I have a PC running Windows 10 May 2019 Build 18362. I'm trying to migrate from a small M2 NVME SSD to a larger and faster one. I tried different disk cloning/imaging apps with no luck (True Image, ...
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Is it ok to fully clone into SSD (NVMe)?

I've read somewhere that a good rule of thumb is to keep your partitions/solid drives 50% full to have prolonged life. Now, I just bought an NVMe and I'm cloning my main drive in there (is going to ...
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Clone EXT4 Drive on Windows with Buffer

I have an external drive with Linux on it on EXT4 partition. I want to clone it to another (Larger) external drive. I have the following constraints: Both drives can not be attached at the same time ...

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