"a disk read error occured, press CTRL+ALT+DEL" after cloning a partition on another machine
Posted on 2013-12-01
I'm having problems booting into Win7 after I cloned it with Clonezilla onto another machine.
What I DID:
I cloned a partition (after shrinking it to fit the target drive) containing a working Win7 system onto another machine. The target machine has one HDD, containing two partitions, a small recovery partition and a large system partition.
After completing the cloning process, I tried to boot into the newly cloned system but only got a blinking cursor. So I booted from a Windows 7 install disc and ran bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /fixboot and recreated the BCD. I also ran bootsect /nt60 all.
Now I get the error "a disk read error occurred, press CTRL+ALT+DEL" when trying to boot.
When booting from a Boot CD and selecting the option "Boot from first HDD second partition" the system will boot normally. This uses apparently a bootloader integrated in a Boot CD, as it is in a different language.
What else can I try to fix the Windows 7 bootloader?