I recently replaced a HDD with a SSD in a Laptop. Prior to replacing the HDD I did a full backup to an external drive; all was successful. I replaced the HDD with a new SSD. At first I was getting a non-system disk or disk error, and so I did the following command with WinPE.
Select disk n (where n is the number that was given for your SSD in List disk)
Create partition primary align=1024
Format fs=ntfs quick
Active (assuming you want to install an OS)
The results of the above sequence of commands was successful.
The problem; the WinPE I used to do the above commands as well as my Backup Software Recovery Disk created by my Backup Software which is also WinPE; as well as my Windows Recovery Disc all don't work, instead the laptop boots into the following screen and after thrity-seconds the laptop restarts; and that's all it would do for as long as the laptop is powered on, repeat, over and over etc.
How do I restore my backup from my External Drive to the SSD if the versions of WinPE on multiple discs won't boot when I set an optical disc as the main boot loader in the BIOS, rather I get a \boot\bcd error ?
The version of Windows I backed up was Windows 7 Home Edition which was on the laptop.