Under certain circumstances, it's possible that the restored or duplicated system does not start or is malfunctioning. The following constellations may lead to malfunctions:
- No hard disk was selected as target, only part of a hard disk (partition/volume/empty area).
- While creating the layout on the target, "delete layout" was not selected. This option makes it possible to create partitions/volumes on a different Offset.
- You did not select a hard disk as source but rather individual partitions/volumes and are missing the partitions/volumes containing the needed boot information.
- You are trying to boot from a hard disk connected to controllers that were not initialized by Windows at the time of booting, e.g. booting from a hard disk connected to the computer via a USB controller (not a USB stick).
Note: If error messages appear during booting, you will get instructions on how to proceed in chapter Assistance when error messages occur during booting.
Note: To make sure a restored system or clone is bootable, it's important to create an image of the entire system hard disk and then restore/clone it completely.