Cloned Win7 partition boots from Win7 source partition

shalom

New Member
23 January, 2020


Hi,


on a multi-boot disk containing Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10 managed by EasyBCD I cloned the partition containing a running Win7 system (source partition) to empty disk space on the same disk using EaseUS Partition Master 13.8. This created a new logical partition on the disk containing a clone of the source partition. I made a new entry in EasyBCD for the clone. However, when I select the clone to start up it boots from the source partition providing me with the original Win7 system.
How must the cloned Win7 system be configured to boot as expected and not to boot the original Win7 system?


Thanks and best regards

Shalom
 

Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
Can you post the contents of EasyBCD "view settings" and a screenshot of your Disk Management after you've attempted to boot the clone.
 

shalom

New Member
Thanks for your response.


The view settings are:
Zur Zeit existieren insgesamt 12 Einträge im Bootloader.

Voreinstellung: Windows 7
Wartezeit: 30 Sekunden
Startlaufwerk: D:\

Eintrag #1
Name: Windows XP
BCD ID: {b767d81c-b068-11e7-b243-001109f21216}
Laufwerk: D:\
Bootloader Pfad: \NST\easyldr6

Eintrag #2
Name: Windows Vista
BCD ID: {847e2ec1-9f8d-11e7-9afb-001109f21216}
Laufwerk: D:\
Bootloader Pfad: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #3
Name: Windows 7
BCD ID: {default}
Laufwerk: L:\
Bootloader Pfad: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #4
Name: Windows 8.1
BCD ID: {74562c2d-ba6f-11e3-8306-86258bbb4f07}
Laufwerk: J:\
Bootloader Pfad: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #5
Name: Windows 10
BCD ID: {69db1677-7aca-11e8-8966-a10448c8cf67}
Laufwerk: F:\
Bootloader Pfad: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #6
Name: Windows XP_2
BCD ID: {360ef0fb-a29d-11e7-8645-001109f21216}
Laufwerk: D:\
Bootloader Pfad: \NST\easyldr15

Eintrag #7
Name: Windows Vista_2
BCD ID: {847e2ec2-9f8d-11e7-9afb-001109f21216}
Laufwerk: I:\
Bootloader Pfad: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #8
Name: Windows 7_2
BCD ID: {d9941b00-d637-11e3-bb33-001109e45240}
Laufwerk: C:\
Bootloader Pfad: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #9
Name: Windows 8.1_2
BCD ID: {acbed180-e07c-11e3-ae51-9eb072d6d707}
Laufwerk: Q:\
Bootloader Pfad: \Windows\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #10
Name: Windows 10_2
BCD ID: {60435fd1-6b84-11e9-b756-eef83716b306}
Laufwerk: H:\
Bootloader Pfad: \WINDOWS\system32\winload.exe

Eintrag #11
Name: Windows XP_Test
BCD ID: {847e2ec4-9f8d-11e7-9afb-001109f21216}
Laufwerk: D:\
Bootloader Pfad: \NST\easyldr11

Eintrag #12
Name: Windows 7_2 Clone
BCD ID: {current}
Laufwerk: N:\
Bootloader Pfad: \Windows\system32\winload.exe


A screenshot of my Disk Management after I've attempted to boot the clone (Windows 7_2 Clone) is attached (Datenträgerverwaltung_200123.PNG).


Thanks and kind regards

Shalom
 

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Terry60

Knows where his towel is.
Staff member
In German, "startpartition" = "boot"

Disk Management flags have the following meanings

"boot" = "this is the system you're running"
"system" = "this is where I found the boot files for the currently running system"
"active" (on the first HDD in the BIOS boot sequence) = "this is where I started the search for the boot files"
"active" (on subsequent HDDs in the BIOS boot sequence) ="this is where I will look if I don't find something in the MBR on the first HDD"
This indicates that you are in fact running your cloned W7.
 

shalom

New Member
Hi Terry,

thank you very much for your most helpful response.

Yes, I'm logged-into the cloned W7. However, quite naturally, the login-process utilizes the same procedures/credentials as the source W7: some environmental variables point to the source W7, others pont to the cloned W7. My idea to run the cloned system from the same disk as the source system was horribly wrong.

Thanks again and kind regards

Shalom
 
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