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Changing Hard Drive to SSD Acer Aspire E 14

Musicman58Musicman58 Posts: 2Member New User
I recently tried to change my old hard drice in my Acer Aspire E 14, with a Kingston 240 GB SSD. I used Minitool partition Wizard to clone the old hard drive to the new SSD, but when I installed the SSD in the Aspire and turn on the power button, it says there is "No Bootable Device". I used a NEXSTAR dual Drive dock to clone the drive, but the sofware said I had to change the source drive from MBR to a GPT first. So now that I have the SSD cloned from the original HD, I changed it back to MBR. I Noticed there are three partitions. Which one needs to be set to active? How do I make the new SSD bootable? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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  • MaClaneMaClane Posts: 6,035ACE Pathfinder
    Good night Musicman58 !

    If the original HDD was in MBR and Bios set to Legacy, your SSD will only be recognized that way.
    If the SSD was passed to GPT, Bios should be set to Uefi mode.



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  • Musicman58Musicman58 Posts: 2Member New User
    MaClane said:
    Good night Musicman58 !

    If the original HDD was in MBR and Bios set to Legacy, your SSD will only be recognized that way.
    If the SSD was passed to GPT, Bios should be set to Uefi mode.


    I believe the original drive was MBR. But I changed it tp GPT to do the clone of the original drive to the new SSD. I was able to successfuly copy the original drive to the SSD, and was able to change it back to MBR. The laptop will still not recognize the drive as bootable, even after I made sure the boot mode was "legacy"  mode. The original and ssd copy both have three partitions. the first is called "* system reserved" the second is called "Acer" and the third is called "unallocated". I made the "Acer" patition set as "active" but I still cant get it to boot. Should I change the first partition to active? Please help
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