I have been a busy girl again, doing yet more cloning!
Do you want the good news first?........ No, actually I will let the screenshots tell you the current state of play........
This is my computer right now: -
I know..... it doesn't look amazingly promising! But this picture - from 5 minutes ago - looks a bit more
This would be great news - indeed it is wonderful news - but for the fact that the second screenshot was taken before the first. When I turn the larger drive back on, that becomes Drive C and the smaller drive reverts back to Drive D.
There is no way that it is going to let me change the title letter of drive C; it just tells me something to the effect that the letter of the drive with the system files on cannot be changed!
Still, it is very good news..... I have actually made some progress at last!!!!
Changing tack slightly for a minute..... my problem-solving brain still wants to solve the question of why the cloned files on the external drive would not boot up. The computer obviously recognises that Windows is on there, but just does not manage to boot into it <very irritating>. I was wondering.... do you think it might be any use trying again but letting the clone take over the whole drive, rather than resizing (although I do rather like having the data in a separate partition on there; that is really neat!). I could also, I guess, now try cloning from the smaller drive, now that too has Windows on there. Or, I could try using Acronis - which I don't think I have actually used on the external drive yet - just in case for some strange reason it likes external drives better than Macrium does: that way I get to try out using my Acronis CD as well! (You might possibly have realised by now that I do not like to give up and admit defeat on anything! )
All that can wait until I come back from my short break though........ I am off to sunny Bournemouth tomorrow - and am really hoping it will be sunny, as I would like to do lots of swimming: not sure the weather forecast is looking too hopeful for that though! Still, our main reason for going is to see one of my favourite singers perform, so that should be great even if it does rain!
Bye for now,
Edited by Channeal, 01 July 2014 - 03:49 AM.