04-11-2012 08:36 PM
Ok, so I went into my bios and I did not have a Sata Operation option but I did have a Sata Mode option which is set to RAID (says on the side that it is for the integrated HDD). When my computer first boots up I can see a list of physical devices and it says that my SSD is NON-RAID.
04-11-2012 08:43 PM
Ok, the order of partitions on my source drive is: OEM (dellutility), Recovery then OS (C:/).
I cloned the OEM partition with no errors. A success.
I tried to clone Recovery partition but got an error almost instantly:
-Error EC8F17B3: Cannot complete copying of RECOVERY (*:\) drive.
--Cannot copy source drive to destination location.
---Error E0BB0004: Function Copy Volume argument Destination Volume is invalid.
---Cannot copy source drive to destination location.
----Error E0BB0004: Function Copy Volume argument Destination Volume is invalid.
04-11-2012 08:44 PM
If you are lucky enough to copy Win7 then the next step is to shutdown and disconnect both HDs. This is essential and is a mistake many people make. Letting the clone see the old HDs on first boot is "fatal". Unplug the power and data cables to both HDs.
Try with your current BIOS setting. See if the SSD boots. You might have to change the BIOS setting to ???