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New SSD in Laptop fails to boot occasionally.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I recently cloned my old HDD onto a new SSD and it seems to have gone well.  However, the laptop sometimes hangs at the Lenovo splash screen and won't boot until I restart the laptop.  Once in Windows it performs wonderfully. 


It's also worth noting that Windows updated to 1809 right after I swapped out the drives.  

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cloning to different hardware often results in behavior like this, realistically when you do things like upgrades to storage you should move non OS data manually and perform a fresh install or transfer license using restoration software you can get from the OEM.

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I would rather see a fresh install of Windows. I don't ever recommend a clone, just because of left over garbage and SSD's are very different from HDD's. There's things that hard drives need that can actually harm solid state drives. I can't list it off the top of my head but Windows will pretty much set itself up for an SSD when you fresh install it.

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