Crucial SSD install problems - Acronis TrueImage and Lenovo OneKey

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Kilobyte Kid

Crucial SSD install problems - Acronis TrueImage and Lenovo OneKey

I haven't been able to install a new Crucial SSD in my Lenovo ideapad 300-15ISK. It's a 500GB MX500 replacing a 1TB WD HDD.

 

I have run Acronis TrueImage to clone the existing drive. HDD was in the laptop, SSD was connected via USB cable. Upon restart it tries to boot from the SSD, but doesn't proceed because OneKey screen comes up giving choice of restore to factory default or a recently saved restore point. Same happens if SSD is in the laptop. It will only boot if HDD is in the laptop and SSD is not connected during boot up.

 

The following is a listing of the partition details:

 

disk 0 (HDD)

partition 1 system 260mb

partition 2 reserved 16mb

partition 3 primary 884gb

partition 4 primary 25gb

partiton 5 recovery 1000mb

partition 6 recovery 19gb

partition 7 oem 1000mb

 

disk 1 (SSD)

partition 1 reserved 128mb

partition 2 system 260mb

partition 3 primary 432gb

partition 4 primary 12gb

partition 5 recovery 1000mb

partition 6 recovery 19gb

partition 7 unknown 525mb

 

It looks like partition 1 and 2 are swapped, plus partition 7 is 'unknown'?

 

I can't access acronis forums because I don't have a product key.

 

How do I fix this?

 

Thanks.

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Kilobyte Kid

Re: Crucial SSD install problems - Acronis TrueImage and Lenovo OneKey

Update: I tried again, but this time I uninstalled the OneKey Recovery app before starting the whole process. Same result. Even though OneKey is "uninstalled" it is still accessed right at the start of the the boot process. It must detect that something has changed, concludes that the system has been corrupted and demands the laptop be restored. Maybe it does this to stop unauthorised duplication of the OS...?

 

So, I have a shiny new Cruicial SSD but I'm unable to use it. Any suggestions?

Kilobyte Kid

Re: Crucial SSD install problems - Acronis TrueImage and Lenovo OneKey

Very odd, but it seems to be working. Don't understand why but I'll list out the steps here in case it helps someone.

 

1. Use OneKey Recover to create recovery point on external HDD. Disconnect external HDD.

2. Uninstall OneKey Recover

3. Run Acronis software to clone the laptop HDD onto SSD (use automatic option)

4. Acronis software creates the clone and tries to reboot

5. Reboot doesn't complete and instead brings up OneKey Recover options

6. Choose to exit OneKey Recover and shutdown the laptop

7. Restart the laptop with SSD still connected via USB cable. It boots successfully from the laptop HDD.

8. Shutdown laptop. Open it up and replace laptop HDD with SSD.

9. Restart laptop. It goes to a blue screen in simple text (looks a lot like a BIOS screen, so is not OneKey Recover but is something else). It says hard drive has changed or is corrupt. Asks to connect recovery media and press any key.

10. Connect the external HDD from step 1. Press any key.

11. Another blue screen follows with simple text. Asks what drive to recover from. Choose the SSD. Boots successfully. Note that I didn't choose the external HDD, so step 10 above may not be required.

12. Laptop will now boot from SSD normally.

 

Not pretty but it seems to work.

JEDEC Jedi

Re: Crucial SSD install problems - Acronis TrueImage and Lenovo OneKey

Thanks for posting a solution - it may help someone in the future.  Sorry no-one around here had experience of this to help you get there. Smiley Happy

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