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Why wont my PC Boot from SSD?

I built a fresh PC & I am not able to boot my computer with the Windows on the SSD. When initially installing we could see the SSD in the BIOS but could not get Windows to install onto it. I opted to get the PC up and running and worry about this later. So Windows 10 was installed on the conventional hard drive along with drivers for everything else.

I found a guide online of how to migrate windows onto an SSD. Following this guide I copied my hard drive contents onto the SSD and attempted to reformat the conventional hard dive but the PC would not do this as thats the drive it was currently booted from. At that point we went into the BIOS screen on startup and selected the SSD as the primary boot device. The PC was still booting from the conventional drive. I then turned the machine off, opened it up and swapped where the SSD & Conventional Hard drive were plugged into the mother board. The PC booted up in the Conventional Drive again. Next I turned it off and unplugged the other hard drive so only the SSD was plugged in. The computer would then not boot up at all. Only the BIOS was accessible.

How can I get my computer to boot up and run on the Windows installation on the Kingston SSD? I can see the SSD in the folder/my computer area and I can store files on it perfectly fine. I can see that windows is on it as well but I cannot boot up and run that copy of Windows. Guidance would be appreciated.

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Don't copy.....clone

Clone the hdd to the ssd.

Plug the ssd into sata port 0.

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I already did this

I used the wrong terminology. I used EaseUS Todo Backup to clone the hard drive to the SSD.

When I plug the SSD into the sata port 0 and start it up I get a screen that says "Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key"

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Boot from your hdd

Use disk management and compare the partitions on the hdd and the ssd.

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???

While comparing the partitions in disk management, what am I looking for? What change would need to be made? What would you expect to see on a PC that is working properly? What would you expect to potentially be incorrect in my situation?

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Partitions

If the clone worked correct I would expect the partitions on the hdd and the ssd to be an exact match.

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Can't boot from ssd

I have the same problem and I was hoping to get a perfect solution for this.

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Re: can't boot from SSD

Then either it's in another slot than the BIOS expects it or it isn't bootable or there's a severe hardware problem on the motherboard.

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