04-19-2018 07:45 AM
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?
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04-20-2018 06:15 AM
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?
04-20-2018 07:16 AM
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.
04-20-2018 10:42 AM
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.