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I recently tried to migrate my netbook HDD (~300 GB) with Windows 10 to a newer SSD (256 GB) using the free version of AOMEI Backupper.
The HDD has 3 Partitions (System-reserved ~500 MB, BOOT ~297 GB, Recovery ~500 MB). The BOOT Partition, which contains the Windows System Folder etc., is only used with 95 GB. Therefore I hoped there would be no problem with migrating to a slightly smaller SSD.
I tried this by removing the HDD from the netbook, docking it to my desktop-PC and using the 'Disk Backup' function to create a ADI-Container with my data. After that i attached the new SSD and used the restore function to write the image to it. I also checked the options 'fit all partitions to entire disk' and 'align partition to optimize for SSD'. So far it worked, I got 3 Partitions on my SSD (with slightly different sizes than before: System-reserved ~800MB).
First thing I noticed was odd, is that the System-reserved Partition was automatically mounted by my Windows 10 machine with a drive letter and filesystem NTFS.
After removing it savely from my desktop-PC I reattached the SSD to my notebook and tried to boot. Unfortunately it will not boot. I get an error 0xc000000e. I tried to fix this by using 'bootrec' from a Win10-USB-Stick but after that i only got an error 0xc0000001. I do not really want to try to fix the drive after backup, I would rather prefer a solution working out of the box.
Is there a solution to my problem? Did i do something wrong? I really appreciate your kind help, thanks in advance.