Clone not copying the boot loader
We have a number of CNC machines here and we keep a spare PC for each one to make sure we can get up and running quickly should we have a PCfailure.
To make sure the machine settings are up to date, every month we make a clone of the drive, put this in the spare PC and then put the spare PC in the machine. We then have the working original on the shelf if needed. (this then becomes the spare)
We have been using clonezilla to make the clones but this is quite complicated and we have had a few failures recently.
Aomei looks very simple to use but we cannot get the cloned drive to boot without using the win7 CD to make a repair to the missing or corrupt bootloader. (this is the message windows is reporting when trying to power up the PC)
Am I doing something wrong that prevents Aomei from copying the bootloader?
To do the clone I am booting from a bootable Linux CD made from the utilties option in backupper standard (V2.0.2) on a PC that we only use for cloning. We have had problems trying to clone Win7 & Win XP systems.
Thank you for any suggestions.