I recently installed SanDisk SSD Plus 1TB on a Dell XPS 8700 (I7 12GB RAM) with the intent of relegating the existing boot up HDD to be used simply for extra storage.
Cloned the HDD with both Symantec Ghost and Arconis True Image WD edition, changed the boot up sequence in the BIOS and let her rip. Exact same results with both cloning software.
Seems it completes a partial startup. Network including my VPN connection to the office (started with a start up task in task manager) both seem to be working (I get the DUO text/prompt on my phone for MFA). So "something" is working but the login screen never comes up and I get an arrow (my pointer plus the small rotating blue circle. THe SSD is doing "something" as the activity LED is going mad. Let it sit for an hour and it never came up.
SanDisk support suggested that the source drive must have some issue so to prove them wrong I cloned it to another HDD and it booted up fine. Appears specific to the SSD.
Anything I'm missing here? Have used Ghost over a thousand times over the years and never had this problem. ONLY difference here is that I left the old boot drive in the system.
Any help appreciated. SanDisk support not really responsive taking 2 days or more to receive a reply to my follow ups.