> This shit is fighting me tooth and fucking nail. I wanted to replace my old system
> and data drives with a large drive. Should've taken a half-hour to install the drive,
> set partitions, and clone the fuck. I'm using Acronis True Image, and it has worked
> fine before.
> But no, it took all day, and then there were hitches, and I had to use the Win7
> repair function - a few times - first it was saying 'a device is not accessible',
> then this morning it was saying NTLDR.
> Now it's getting stuck at 'preparing desktop', and finally goes to a blank off-blue
> screen with this little text lower-right that says 'this is not a genuine version of
> windows'..... Um, what??
> So, does anyone have an idea what I should/need to do here?
Was the only change made a larger HD? Or did you update other components as well? Generally I always do a fresh install of Windows when moving to a new HD or changing major components but recently I was too lazy when upgrading from a 120 GB SSD to a 500 GB SSD and I used Clonezilla and had zero issues - the only thing I had to do was extend the partition size using GParted Live after cloning to the new drive. Then when I moved the 120 GB SSD to my girlfriends computer (replacing a mechanical HD) I also used Clonezilla and it worked perfectly there too. It may not be pretty but it's free and it was rock solid when I used it. I don't know if you still have your old HD around to give that a shot?
I don't know if it matters to your situation or not, but I don't use multiple partitions although I don't think Clonezilla would have any problems with multiple partitions.