06-20-2012 02:10 AM
I want to migrate my HD's system partition C: to SSD. I tried to execute copy disk in Ghost 15 to copy my system partition C: (size = 300G, used 130G) to new SSD (256G free) with copy MBR option. However, it got stuck and stayed at 0% for few hours.
Tried run chkdsk /r on C: but got same symptom.
06-20-2012 03:54 AM - edited 06-20-2012 04:07 AM
Despite only 130 GB of data, your partition might be too large.
Ghost does sector based copies so if your original partition was....( * is sectors in use, - is free space)
then the target partition to copy into can not be smaller than...
Try resizing your partition from 300 GB to say 220 GB and then attempting a Copy Drive. Make sure there are no partitions on the SSD when you Copy. It must be unallocated space. Are you using Win7? Do you have a SRP?
Would you mind posting a screenshot of Disk Management? It helps us to give you better advice.
06-20-2012 02:22 PM
It is the partition on your current HD you should resize. From 300 to 220 GB.
Disk Management is... right click Computer, Manage, Disk Management. Please post a screenshot.
06-21-2012 12:20 PM
Also tried resize the C: to216G. And did the copy disk but got same problem.
That's bad. OK, you will have to use the image restore method. It is described in this thread. Sorry. it is a long thread but it covers all the problems that can arise.
Basically, create an image of the Win7 partition and verify the image. Remove HD3. Boot from the Ghost CD and restore the image to the SSD. Use these options for the restore...
Verify recovery point before restore
Resize drive after recover (unallocated space only) (ONLY if you want to)
Partition type : Primary
Check for file system errors after recovery
Set drive active (for booting OS)
Restore original disk signature
Restore master boot record
But first a few questions. What is the 102 MB partition on HD1?
If you remove HD1 and HD2 from your computer does Win7 still boot? I just want to know that Win7 booting isn't dependent on files in another HD partition.
06-28-2012 08:03 AM
OK I have cloned the Windows C: from HD to SSD successfully by boot up the ghost CD.
HOwever, the cloned SSD cannot boot up despite I selected SSD to boot. And it boot up the original HD windows finally.
From disk management C: is Windows on HD and H: is SSD, I saw those files are already on SSD. How can I boot from SSD?