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  • Sorry folks, where I have written "UEFI" in the above message, please substitute "AHCI".
    Too many acronyms, confuses me! :o)
    April 24
  • Following a hardware failure, I have been attempting to move a Windows Server 2003 operating system (IDE disk motherboard) to another motherboard/system (SATA disk motherboard).
    I recently cloned the old IDE system disk to an SSD SATA disk using AOMEI Backupper. All seemed to go well until I attempted to boot the new system using the SATA SSD clone drive I had created.
    The motherboard I am using is a Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H (Rev. 1.0) using the latest available BIOS update from Gigabyte and the essential device drivers I need.
    In order to get Windows to boot (and not go round and round in an endless boot loop), I have had to make changes in the BIOS settings for the disks to use Legacy IDE mode. This resolved the loop issue and the OS now boots from SSD and seems stable.
    By default the motherboard uses the UEFI system. Should I not be able to use that as I am now using a SATA connected SSD? Maybe I missed out an option or missed something when I created the clone?
    Any help, advice, guidance or assistance anybody can provide would be greatly appreciated.
    April 24