I need your help.
I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid-2013) with macOS Catalina (10.15.5) and upgraded its internal SSD (512GB -> 960GB).
The macOS works well but I can’t start Bootcamp partition migrated by WInclone8.2 with WIM image of the previous Win10 Bootcamp partition working well.
The following error message is shown.
Stop code: INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE
I tried the following procedures.
(1) Migrate Bootcamp to a New Mac With Winclone 8
(2) Restore Image With Winclone 8
(3) Resolving INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE Error after restoring Winclone image
(4) Inject AppleSSD driver in Winclone 8.2
(5) “Make EFI Bootable” Command
Your advice would be highly appreciated.
I’ve spent about 2 days trying several different things to get Windows installed on an external SSD, and nothing has worked. I would be inclined to say that Winclone doesn’t work at all, if it wasn’t for managing to restore a Winclone image to an SSD that does boot to my old iMac.
However, for my new iMac - I’ve even done the most basic of procedures
- Install bootcamp on my internal SSD
- Run sys prep
- Make new Winclone file
- Restore to external SSD
- That bootcamp partition shows on my desktop but doesn’t appear as an option in the Startup Disk settings, and if I hold option when booting I see an option … something EFI - if I try booting to that I get the windows icon, a spinning dots, then it shuts down.
The restored image does not work in VMware Fusion either - if I try to create a virtual machine using that drive I get the following error:
Boot Camp volume preprocessing failed.
You may not be able to boot your Boot Camp volume as a virtual machine.
It’s not just Winclone that doesn’t work - I’ve tried various other tutorials using Virtual Box, WintoUSB, VMWare etc etc.
Annoyingly I have just bought an iMac with a 1TB SSD which doesn’t have enough space to also have Bootcamp on it. If I had known that I wouldn’t be able to get Winclone to work I would have ordered the 2TB SSD.
The SSD driver that Winclone injects is for the Apple SSD. Doubtful that it would work with a 3rd party SSD. You would need a driver for that specific SSD and inject like this:
However, I would verify that Boot Camp even works with the SSD by installing via the Boot Camp Assistant to verify vanilla Windows even works with that SSD.