Thanks for your reply.
You mentioned "I copied the old HD onto each of these partitions exactly the same." How did you copy the old HD to destination hard drive? Please describe the exact operations step by step.
After you boot computer from destination hard drive normally, please connect the source hard drive to computer, and then take the screenshot of Windows Disk Management. Then send it as attachment to us for further analysis.
You said " If I save a document onto the working partition (C :\), a copy is also automatically saved onto the recovery partition (E :\). " Could you tell us whether the copy (which is on recovery partition) is the shortcut of the document (which is on working partition)?
After we get the required information, we will analyze it and provide a proper solution for you.
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