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I am trying to use AOEMI Backupper to create a bootable hard drive by cloning a bootable hard drive. I have an internal 40 GB IDE HDD that I want to clone to another internal 40 GB IDE HDD so that the second drive is bootable (like the first drive is). I have the source and target hard drives connected via external enclosures to a PC running Windows 7 and Backupper Standard 4.0.6. (This is not the PC where the source HDD is normally installed. I am only using this other PC in order to perform the clone operation.) In Backupper I have used the Disk Clone function in the Clone tab.
Backupper completes the clone operation successfully. The target drive mounts in Windows and I can see all the files that were cloned from the source drive. However, when I install the target drive in the original PC, that PC will not boot. On screen I see a message that says "Insert a system disk and press any key" (or something like that).
On my first clone attempt, I did not choose the Sector by Sector option in the Disk Clone. I made a second clone attempt and I did choose the Sector by Sector option. Backupper also completed my second clone attempt successfully. Unfortunately, the second clone attempt would not boot the original PC either.
What am I missing? Thanks in advance.