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Here is where I stand:

 

a) Win 7 - SSD Kingston 120gig - works great

b) Win 10 - SSD Samsung 500gig - works now after a win 10 windows reset.

 

At present, these cannot dual boot.  I am working on that.

 

Background:

1) Before my win 10 crash on the Samsung, I had dual boot - each OS was on a separate drive.  Maybe I wasn't clear before.  The dual boot was never one drive, it was always two drives.

 

2) At this point,  I want to take the working 120gig kingston with Win 7 and clone it to a completely new drive 240gig drive - BUT the drive already has a working copy of Win 10 on it (not needed), so I am trying to figure out :

 

i) how to first FORMAT the 240gig drive

ii) what partition to create

iii) lastly CLONE the working 120 gig win 7 to a clean 240 gig drive.  


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In post #63 You said

3) When I boot win 7 (the drive that works) -although it never did this before the win 10 crash, it now does a chkdsk of all drives when booting.  I have had to press a key to stop it since the crash.  I am not sure if this is supposed to happen or not AND whether this will affect the new win 10 drive that is now fixed. 

so how come now?

"a) Win 7 - SSD Kingston 120gig - works great"

 

Something is not the same.

Before, " W 7 running chckdisk. Now, Not running chckdisk. is there a differnce in the drives connected? or did you use chkntfs /x ??

 

The W7 drive must be 100%, any issues not fixed will exist on the drive you clone too.

 

OK.

1.  You want to use the 500GB SSD as a Boot drive that has a fresh working  W10 installed?   100% working,? completely up to date?

2.   Format the 250GB SSD and transfer/cloned copy of W7 from the 120GB SSD?

 

What kind of Boot do you want,

Standard Win boot where a choice is given, on screen, after POST? you can change the default order and the time display.

Use a boot manager like EasyBCD?


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Something is not the same.

Before, " W 7 running chckdisk. Now, Not running chckdisk. is there a differnce in the drives connected? or did you use chkntfs /x ??

Yes you are right.  I was referring to the fact that win 7 now boots.  Even with the check disk, it does boot fine.  

It seems that since I have been adding and subtracting drives in an effort to get the original problem fixed, this "check disk" is now a regular occurrence.  So you are completely correct in saying that I should get the "check disk" issue fixed before the cloning.

 

 

 

OK.

1.  You want to use the 500GB SSD as a Boot drive that has a fresh working  W10 installed?   100% working,? completely up to date?

2.   Format the 250GB SSD and transfer/cloned copy of W7 from the 120GB SSD?

 

the 500gig ssd has a new working copy of win 10 on it. It is up-to-date.  I had to use the windows reset on it and it took my old windows and called it "windows.old".

 

 

What kind of Boot do you want,

Standard Win boot where a choice is given, on screen, after POST? you can change the default order and the time display.

Use a boot manager like EasyBCD?

Prior to original issue, I was using EasyBCD.  I am not sure of what the best method for dual boot is at this point.


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All clear now.

I will set up for a Windows Boot configuration which you can change to EasyBCD later if you like.

I will post back in a couple of days after the calibrations.


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ty, I look forward to that.  Have a great Xmas.


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Gday, Happy New Year.   I hope you had a good Christmas.   We will make sure W7 is working correctly before moving it to another SSD.

Please give the make and model of your Motherboard, so I can view the BIOS screens.

In total, how many drives do you have? please list them.

Do you have a spare USB flash stick? what size?


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Gday netrate.

Been a while since you posted, please give us an update on how things are going. 


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