Unable to boot / Windows can't repair after disk backup restore to replacement drive
The machine is running 64-bit Windows 10 home whose HD failed and I replaced it with a different, smaller drive that I had on hand. It too was in a machine running Windows 10, but that shouldn't matter and there's plenty of space even though it has less capacity.
The backup type was a Disk backup with licensed AOMEI Backupper Pro. After restoring, the mackine won't boot and Windows is unable to fix the problem. In another foorum topic I saw a similar situation and I trieduplicating the fix, but it didn't work. Here are the details of what I did and also posted in that topic.
I have what I believe is the same problem but when I go through the steps after entering:
bcdboot c:\windows /s L: /f UEFI
I get the error:
Failure when attempting to copy boot files.
Is the problem locating the source files or is it writing to the destination, or something else?
My letter L drive is FAT32, type Partition, size 101 MB, Status Healthy unlabeled, and has the following directories:
My letter C drive is NTFS, type Partition, size 164 MB, Status Healthy, labeled Recovery and is empty.
My letter G drive is RAW, type Partition, size 16 MB, Status Healthy and unlabeled.
letter H drive is NTFS, type Partition, size 232 GB, Status Healthy,
unlabeled and is where where my Windows directory (and others) resides.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have emailed AOMEI tech support, haven't heard anything back and the machine is down.