04-21-2012 11:17 PM - edited 04-21-2012 11:18 PM
So . . . I have nearly the exact same setup and problem, and am similarly very frustrated with the "one step" HDD to SSD copy process that resulted in a BOOTMGR is missing" error.
I have a Dell XPS 8300 with a single 1TB HDD and Samsung 830 256GB SSD. I have the identical screen as the original screen shot in this post. Currently, I have deleted the partitions on my SSD (after a few false starts). Diskpart indicated 452GB of reclaimable space on the Win7 volume.
Read through about 6 of the 13 pages (!) in the post, skipped to the last page to make sure the outcome was successful, and realized I should ask you for a summary of what worked rather than repeat all of the missteps along the way.
Not to make you repeat the post, but could you please provide a concise summary of what I need to do to make this work for me, as well? Thanks a million! (will pick up again tomorrow afternoon as it is very late and I am very frustrated!)
04-21-2012 11:26 PM
It's not that easy to summarize. The reason this thread is so long is because we kept hitting problems which needed to be fixed. Your situation may be easier or more difficult. I don't know. But work through the thread and report when you have a problem.
04-21-2012 11:52 PM - edited 04-22-2012 12:01 AM
OK - since you are there, I am forging ahead, sleep be dammned. Am on message 34. I assume I should uncheck "add all related drives" so the Win7 drive is not included? Thx
Also, under compression, should I use standard (default) or none?
04-22-2012 12:07 AM
Standard compression. You only need to create an image of the Recovery partition at this stage.
Strange, as you are getting the same errors. Same computer!
04-22-2012 12:30 AM
Making the image now. Looking ahead, wanted to verify that:
1) I do need to download BootIt BM to shrink Win7 (assuming that a simple copy of it fails)
2) also wondering in message 86 - if I tick "fill unallocated space", doesn't that render the SSD useless for loading other programs - ie it fills it? If so, can that be resolved later?
04-22-2012 12:53 AM
I was more wondering whether, if (when) the Win7 copy fails, whether the BIBM was a necessary evil or a misstep that I could skip.
Also, in msg #47, you mentioned a phantom drive. I had nothing unusual on the SSD; however, there were two partitions on the HDD that had no name and were unallocated. I did not delete these. Hope that is ok. (Figured I could do it in the Manager if needed?)