SSD Related? - Recently Restarted Computer To Some issues

December 12, 2017 at 17:14:11
Specs: Windows 10
Summary of what I've tried near the bottom if you want to skip the explanation.

Hello, I recently installed an SSD to my system. I cloned my OS to the SSD and it was working fine. Booted up fine, it was the main drive, everything was fine, even did a Windows update and it was done successfully and worked thereafter. So today I restart my system and then it starts checking the disk for errors... It was scanning the E: folder (which never existed in the first place... which was odd). The only drives I had were my D: drive (former main drive, HDD) and the C: drive (new main drive, SSD). I kept all of my windows files on my HDD and so I can boot up fine from there, but now whenever I attempt to boot from the SSD it gives me errors saying that there is a missing file. The only thing different from that latest Windows update (this happened about 6 days ago) until today when the issue happened was that I believe my security software (Avast) was updated automatically as there is a new browser installed by them, and then some game updates.

The issue that it is mentioning is that there is a missing boot file.

Any help would be great.

I don't have the original Windows boot drive (and I also don't have a disk drive... though that's not necessary). I believe I had Windows 7 through my school... I MAY have it on a USB somewhere, but I'm not sure how that will all work for OS versions because I'm not sure if they upgrade to Windows 10 for free anymore.

TLDR:
Issue: PC not booting properly to SSD but can boot fine to HDD. SDD booted fine many times before, even after Windows update. pics below

I attempted:
Restore from option 1 (today's option)
Restore from option 2 (system restore from 6 days ago)
Reset PC - ran into an error almost immediately
Let the OS scan the disk (to be honest this took too long so I restarted)
I tried setting the boot default to the SSD ONLY, not having the HDD as the secondary option in my BIOS, this continued the problem.
I tried setting the partition of my SSD (that was not the system reserve) to the "active" drive, this did not do anything and just said I basically need to install Windows when I tried booting it up.
The "system reserve" for my SSD has no visible files... though I'm not sure if there were any hidden files.

Here are some pictures for the results of what I've tried and the status of my drives etc.

https://ibb.co/cFDQ7w
I first restart my computer, it tries to scan the disk, I restart again and it shows this
https://ibb.co/gQJ3ub
What happens after I try and let it 'automatically repair' (it never restarts, I have to manually do so)

https://ibb.co/k0QSLG
Disk options in explorer
https://ibb.co/cd6Z0G
How my disks are organized, Disk 0 being the SSD

https://ibb.co/djhk7w
When doing the "Reset this PC option" in the troubleshooting menu - the error I get

https://ibb.co/h1Qiub
When I try and do the startup repair - the error that I'm getting

https://ibb.co/c6ysnw
My options for restore points - 12/6/2017 is the last Windows update that I did
https://ibb.co/jVdE0G
System restore to today's restore option - the error that I get (note that it references drive F: ... this is not in any list
https://ibb.co/hjp9Zb
What happens when I try and do a system restore to 12/6/2017

I looked it up and the 'main' SATA is connected to my SSD - ie it is Disk 0 and my HDD is Disk 1 (details in the above pictures).

Sorry for the wall of text but I wanted to get as much info as possible in.

Thanks for any insight or help.


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#1
December 12, 2017 at 19:55:17
Try temporarily disconnecting the HDD & see what happens.

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#2
December 12, 2017 at 21:17:38
When you cloned the HD you only cloned the C partition, you needed to also clone the boot partition if you were not going to clone the entire drive which is better if the drive is large enough.
You can make a Windows 7 Repair Disk from the back up section from withing Windows 7. It can be made from your original installation if you boot to the hard drive or you can use another Windows 7 machine as long as both are either 32bit or both 64bit. The repair disk is typically made to a CD but it might let you use a flash drive. From the repair disk you can run a Start Up Repair which will rebuild the boot partition BUT make sure that the hard drive and any other drive is unplugged so the partition is put on the correct drive.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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December 13, 2017 at 01:16:05
*did not read all the comments but:

picture 2: BAD SYSTEM CONFIG INFO, had that last week.

The reason was too many BSOD or i somehow corrupted my OS by memory overclocking.

I ended up having to do a windows repair with my current windows profile, as i did not have a backup or a restore point.(not even a windows 10 disk)
So it basically reinstalled windows for me, while keeping my %userprofile% folder, then dumping the rest in C:\windows.old folder

I lost everything except stuff that was saved in the %userprofile% folder.
which was where i saved it all :)

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