Windows is not bootable after cloning using version 8.1.7638, tried multiple computers/SSDs but same...


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@Joe Allen alright thanks, will do and test the dev build out.

Edited 20 September 2023 9:44 AM by ahmad
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Joe Allen sent me the dev build in the ticket and it works fine. Issue is completely fixed. He said this fix will be included in the next release. You guys are awesome Smile

Edit: Looking at the logs it looks like before and after the fix only one log line is different:

Before the fix (8.1.7638): Using existing MBR
After the fix (dev build and previous versions): Writing Master Boot Record (MBR)

So it looks like 8.1.7638 ignored something and didn't take the MBR from the source disk during cloning.

Edited 20 September 2023 12:01 PM by ahmad
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ahmad - 17 September 2023 2:19 PM
Hello,
I've been cloning SSDs and HDDs for years with Macrium and since I updated to version 8.1.7638, the SSD/HDD isn't bootable at all and the PC doesn't see Windows at all after using the clone feature. I've tried from different computers to clone to and from. The only way for me to fix the issue is to go to a previous version (8.0.6036).
I even tried as a test to install fresh Windows (legacy CSM) on a brand new SSD and then cloned it to another SSD with version 8.1.7638 and the cloned SSD didn't boot at all. Cloning with v8.0.6036 works fine. I am not sure in which version the issue started happening since I updated directly from 8.0.6036 to 8.1.7638. The issue isn't with the PC I am using to clone as I temporarily installed 8.1.7638 on a brand new Windows and the same issue happens after cloning.

I tried on two licenses, Workstation (mine) and Server Plus (my friend's) and with both Windows doesn't boot at all after cloning using 8.1.7638.

You can easily re-produce the issue, just clone any non-UEFI SSD/HDD that has Windows 10 on it to any other empty SSD/HDD using v.8.1.7638, it won't be bootable. Just make sure the windows you're cloning is not UEFI (legacy).

Hello!
Ive bougth The macrium reflect 8 ver 7638 and I have had. Just The same issue. Win 11 doesnt boot.
Ive been using ver 7 free edition before and I had NO problems at all.
Since my pc
Wont boot i have NO possibility to download an earlier version.
Best regards Chris 

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Have you tried the fix mentioned in the post (second in list) from @DanDanz to get it to boot?
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Seekforever - 22 September 2023 2:41 PM
Have you tried the fix mentioned in the post (second in list) from @DanDanz to get it to boot?

Thankyou very much i now see there is a fix regarding The mbr issue. 
Best regards Chris
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