Weird Copy Issue

Last night I used EaseUs to copy one hard drive to another.  There were zero errors on the transfer.  This morning I put the second hard drive in the computer and it started up and immediate started running Startup Repair, which it has now been doing for four hours.  The source hard drive is now dead.  Any tricks to get this resolved?
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
> ...I put the second hard drive in the computer and it started up and immediate started running Startup Repair,

Question is not clear.

Normally, if you replace, the drive, you'd remove the source (original) drive and put it aside. I guess you didn't do that?
aclaus225Author Commented:
The source drive is not in the computer anymore. I replaced the drive. However, the replacement drive is now in the computer and it is going through startup repair.
I put the source drive in a different computer once I saw this problem and it is not even recognized on that computer. (I tried just attaching it as an external drive and actually putting it into the computer.)
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
The source hard drive is now dead.  Any tricks to get this resolved?

4 hours is enough for the startup repair to work.  Can you try resetting the computer?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The drive ID has changed so you need to boot from either the installation media or a recovery cd and get to a command prompt and run
bcdboot x:\windows (replace X: with the drive that holds windows as shown in the recovery cmd prompt)
exit and restart and you should be back in business (you may have two entries in your bcd boot screen and you can fix that up)
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
I think there was  some Bad Sectors on the source hard drive.  If you leave Windows it for some more hours you will not lose anything.
aclaus225Author Commented:
I have reset the computer and removed all external hard drives.  It went into startup repair immediately, even though I selected to start Windows normally.  To clarify, I only have the larger, second, hard drive in this computer, not the original, source, hard drive.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You may need leave it to finish it's job.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the hardware is even close to working, 4 hours is enough so I think something else has gone wrong.

Have you tried David's suggestion?
aclaus225Author Commented:
Windows does not find my Operating System. Is it possible that this happened because I am using a Windows 7 32-bit disk and it has 64-bit installed on the hard drive? When I clicked on Load Drivers my hard drive showed.

The actual error that I get is "Failure when attempting to copy boot files".
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
After trying above suggestions try this:

Restart Windows and just before the Windows logo appears  keep tapping F8 till you reach the boot menu. If you missed, restart it again.
Select Repair Your Computer and Enter.
Select "en" for English and then in next menu select Admin and type Admin Password, then go to System Recovery Options, then select System Restore and follow the on screen to restore your computer and check if that can fix the problem.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not sure if you can use Windows 32-bit to copy and set up Windows 64-bit but I would not think so.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
You can not use Windows 7 32bit to repair a Windows 7 64.
aclaus225Author Commented:
After getting the failure notice, I am now getting this:
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
After trying to mix 32-bit and 64-bit, you may need to start again.

Did you try David's suggestion to fix the Boot record?
aclaus225Author Commented:
Trying David's solution is what caused the current screen, but I have suspicion that it is because of the 32 vs 64 issue.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think you probably need to put the drive in a carrier, recover documents and then do a fresh install of Windows 7
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Please remove your Windows 7 media and try my suggestion.
aclaus225Author Commented:
I removed the Windows media and I can't boot to anything right now.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
AFAIK the boot files are agnostic for bitness.
go back to the command prompt from recovery media
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot
bootrec /scanos
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
If David's suggestion didn't fix the issue try the same commands again and before that boot with a Windows 7 64 bit DVD.
aclaus225Author Commented:
I have run fixmbr, fixboot, scanos, and rebuildbcd. It is finding Windows but, apparently, not writing to the boot manager.
RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Please boot you computer with your Windows 7 DVD, and select System Restore and follow the on screen instructions to restore your computer and check if that can fix the problem.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You probably have enough damage that I would be surprised if a simple restore will fix it
aclaus225Author Commented:
John, are you saying I might end up having to install Windows again?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes. Nothing has worked for you so copy the documents from the disk and do a fresh install of Windows.

If the computer will do it, consider Windows 10

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are you sure that drive is the d: drive? type this to Ensure : d:
then type : dir - you should see the normal windows structure
you can also run diskpart, followed by list disk to see all the disk drives
aclaus225Author Commented:
I ended up just doing a fresh install.  I hooked the disk up and it showed RAW format, so I recovered the disk and just copied over the information that I felt was important.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the update.
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