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Cloned Windows10 drive does not boot


In my mid-2010 mac pro (10.11.3), I have a windows 10 drive (upgrated from windows 8.1) in bay 3.

I decided to upgrade it to ssd. So, I bought one, I cloned the drive with the winclone pro app (v.5.4) but the new drive is not bootable. When I choose to boot from it, it stops to a blank (command line - like) DOS screen with a blinking dash.

The new ssd is working fine in both Mac OS and Windows. All data are there, but it does'nt boot.

Any suggestions?

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There was more in the story.

The SSD was booting, but windows did not loading well. The system was not working at the end.

The final solution was to clone the disk from the terminal:

sudo dd if=/dev/rdisk0 of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=128m conv=noerror,sync

After 12 hours, finaly, I had a full working copy of my original disk and now my system works fine!

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The problem are the limitations of El Capitan.

3rd party programs as winclone, cannot write to MBR of disks. So the disk cannot boot. You can disable this by getting to recovery mode and typing: "csrutil disable" into terminal.

I had another problem and I was not able to go to recovery mode, so I installed yosemite in another disk, and make the cloning from there.

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