How to make boot disk clone bootable?

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  1. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    I cloned C drive to G via Macrium Reflect sector by sector but cannot understand why the mirror drive is not bootable. What commands do I run to enable the mirror G drive to boot just like C?

    The hardware is MSI Titan GT80 SLI running Windows 10.

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    The G drive needs to say (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, etc.) just like drive C.
     
  2. etcetera

    etcetera Notebook Consultant

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    this is what worked:

    bcdboot C:\Windows /s G:


    C=source
    Destination=G

    I swapped the drives so that C became the primary and disk2 with G being the Disk2

    They are both bootable now.

    the interesting thing is that either disk can only boot when the other is present. Take one out and it does not boot at all.
     
  3. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

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    Sure the hidden partition was included ? (See attach.).

    About one disk needing the other to boot, usually due to some mixup of needed boot files.
     

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    I had no problem when I cloned a main C drive to another C drive using Acronis Home imaging software. I think you missed something in the process of making the G: which remained G: drive instead of becoming C: drive that is what is needed to do a proper correct Windows boot. Sector by Sector cloning is the problem when I clone I do complete and doing what you did your cloning missed important hidden folder or files needed to set change the G: to C: boot drive.
     
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