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Cloned HDD cannot boot: Error: No Bootable partition found

Topics: Technical Issues
Apr 15 at 3:37 PM
Edited Apr 15 at 3:42 PM
I have two HDDs, I clone the primary via Macrium Reflect and has always been able to boot off the cloned HDD.

Now I installed and encrypted the primary with VeraCrypt and then cloned it with Reflect. Upon trying to boot off the secondary HDD, it displays, after entering the VeraCrypt password:

Error: No bootable partition found

Image does not have an x86 Master Boot Record, why is that?

I've never gotten this error before over years of using Reflect.
Apr 15 at 6:39 PM
It sounds like maybe you didn't copy off your boot/EFI partition as well? Windows usually installs with a small boot partition, recovery partition, and the main C: drive. Without that boot partition your system won't be bootable.