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Problems moving HDD to SSD in an Acer Laptop

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#1 DrumSergio



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:55 AM


I've been trying to move all my HDD to the SSD for the past 2 days. I tried almost everything, but it does't work.
In my HHD there are 3 partitions:
-PQSERVICE, (the one Acer put to reinstall everything, used to install windows 7 from here
-Another of 100MB used by windows 7
-C:\... where I have all the stuff y want to move

I copied it to my SSD, although my HDD is 500GB and my SSD 250GB. I resized all the partitions of the HDD to fit in the SSD. Then I copied it partition by partition with EASEUS.

But here's the problem: when I switch on my laptop with the SSD, it just simply doesn't load windows. It says Acer and then... all black, with a flicking white bar.

I tried to restore the MBR with the windows disk (when I did this, my laptop continued switching on and off all alone), I tried with HBCD to boot, and it almost runs, it logs me into the eRecovery Management from Acer, and I formatted the disk, as I wanted to do. but finally it boots me into the same black screen.

Can you help me please? I don't really know what to do... I'm thinking of erasing everything, installing windows 8, but I don't like the idea, because I want the PQSERVICE partition in my laptop, it works really well when it attaches to windows and knows the configuration and everything of the computer. I installed a windows 7 pro to try it for this laptop some time ago, but it's just all messed up without that Acer software.

Thank you.

#2 Beenthere



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

Is there a reason why you couldn't use HDD cloning software to transfer everything? I know from personal experience Acronis can re-size the partitions when going from a larger HDD to a smaller SSD. Acronis typically has a free 30 day trial on their software online as well as other cloning software plus freeware.

Edited by Beenthere, 05 March 2013 - 08:16 PM.

#3 erb



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

I have never used EASEUS softwares.

If you shrunk your source partitions to fit onto the SSD, use clonezilla.

A business I work for has all Acer PCs with the PQService partition. I delete that partition. I usually resize the system partitions prior to cloning and I usually use Clonezilla. Sometimes Arconis. After cloning, I boot to Windows 7 DVD to repair. It auto reboots and I boot to DVD and I repair Windows startup.

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