Win7 bluescreen after cloning SATA SSD DATA drive (???)
This is unlikely to be a specific Aomei problem, but maybe someone knows what's going on.
So I have a laptop with a 512MB PCIe M2 SSD and a 1TB SATA 2.5" SSD. Initially installed it in such a way that I dualboot between Win7 Pro (system partition on the PCIe M.2 SSD), and Win 10 Pro (system partition on the SATA SSD).
These are all SAMSUNG SSDs. I then recently acquired a 2TB SAMSUNG SATA SSD to replace the 1TB SSD.
First approach I tried was using the Samsung data migration software from within the Win10 installation, to clone at least the Win10 partition. This reported that it wouldn't work. (failed right at the end)
Then used Aomei Partition Assistant free version to clone the 3 first partitions (ssd alignment and sector options checked), (2 small ones and the Win10 system partition)
However, when I then replace the 1 TB with the 2 TB SSD, not only does Win10 NOT boot (bluescreen with repair options), even the Win7 only STARTS booting, then fails with a bluescreen.
When I go back to the original situation, boot into Win7, remove all Win10 boot entries, remove all driveletters from partitions on the to-be-replaced 1TB SATA SSD that I approach from within Win7, I STILL get the bluescreen when I replace the 1TB SATA with the 2 TB SATA. EVEN when I remove all partitions from the 2 TB SATA.
When I remove the SATA SSD completely (just the M.2 PCIe SSD with the Win7 system partition and some data partitions in the system), I get diskcheck warnings but can boot into Win7 without issues.
So somehow somewhere it seems the original 1TB SATA SSD is still referenced, but then why do I manage to boot Win7 when NO SATA SSD is in the system????
I would like to avoid having to reinstall the OSes to be able to use this 2TB drive...