07-09-2016 03:29 PM - edited 07-09-2016 04:26 PM
I have a November 2015 build Dell Inspiron i3847 with a 1TB SATA HDD and Windows 7 Professional Native on it.
The extra joy is that the "recovery" / "reinstall" disk provided from Dell is labeled Windows 8.1, not Windows 7 Pro
I bought the MX200 500GB SSD
I downloaded the Acronis 2015 HD software and cloned the C drive to the uninitiaited SSD. Acronis ran with no errors.
As others have posted about, once the HDD is taken out and the SSD is installed, I get the bluescreen of death almost immediately upon windows boot up (login screen, but if I move fast enough I can get part way into the OS and windows environment if I'm speedy typing).
From another thread, from someone who coincidentally also had a 500GB SSD and an i3847, I saw the recommendation to re-clone.
I swapped in the 1TB HDD and put the SSD in as slave/secondary(whatever). The SSD showed as an initiated drive to windows and it was plopped in as "Drive E:" after the DVD Drive D:
OK, so I reclone.
Same issue. Swap out the HDD with the SSD and blue screen of death again almost instantly. It is the same 0x0000001E error as others have had.
So, considering it is "Windows 7 Professional" and I have received a "Windows 8.1" disk from Dell, I can't re-install the OS on the SSD, and I can't "repair" the windows 7 Pro on the SSD with the Windows 8.1 disk.
Any more help out there?
Oh - I have to boot off Legacy as UEFI won't even recognize the 1TB HDD. Also, I have gone into BIOS and ensured it is set to AHCI.
I will also note that if I change the BIOS to make the primary HDD P0 as HDD1 for boot, then make the SSD P1 as second HDD for boot, that it will also BSOD.
I have to ensure that the bios is Legacy and only P0 is the 1TB HDD and no other HDD for booting so it will not BSOD on me.
Also, this is not a RAID configuration. These are 2 single drives - 1TB HDD and 500GB SSD. I just want to cloned drive to work and not BSOD. (I plan on sticking the 1TB back in and using it as drive #2 once the SSD is bootable and stable)
07-09-2016 11:19 PM
If you recloned with Acronis you could try different software. Recently I have cloned two systems (W7 Pro and W8) with latest version of Macrium Reflect Free and everything went smooth and perfect.
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07-10-2016 01:45 AM
Seconding Macrium Reflect.
Also, Dell business machines are generally supplied with the latest Windows on disc with the machine itself having taken advantage of the licence downgrade option to 7. The past few we've bought at work are 10 on disc, 7 on the machine. Which is inconvenient because I then have to reinstall 10 on them!
07-27-2016 12:42 AM
Was this a resized clone? i've a feeling that Acronis doesn't handle shrinking or enlarging a HDD to a SSD very well.