Cant start windows after ssd replacement

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gezkfir

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Hey guys, so I have this desktop "hp 280 g1 mt business pc" and I decided to switch its ram and add an SSD, all was in working order until I tried to move windows from the HDD to the new SSD by fresh windows install.
I made a boot flash drive and went through the process, it all looked good but when I tried to start the pc it shows me the message "No boot disk detected or the disk has failed" with many other none important lines (product warranty, etc).
I tried changing the boot order putting the SSD first, didn't work, tried deleting and repurposing all the drives, even tried forcing the pc to run the SSD first by disabling/disconnecting the hard drive nothing...
I'm really struggling here, this is a friend's pc from work an I really can't let him down...
thanks a bunch!
 

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Rustys

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When you say switch its ram what ram did you switch it to?
I decided to switch its ram and add an SSD
Where did you get the media to do the fresh install form.
Did you remove the previous drive and just have the SSD attached in its place.

go into your BIOS and make sure that Network Boot is disabled. Save the changes and see if then boots to the SSD.
(You will have to look for it some places I have seen it was the BOOT and MAIN)

Make sure that you have gone to the HP site and downloaded the correct drivers form there for that system.

If not then try

Reset the BIOS back to factory with just the SSD connected. Remake the install again there may be some corruption may even look at using a different USB drive.
(Per stated before disable the network boot)

After resetting the BIOS you may need to re do the boot order to the USB then SSD.
 

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When you say switch its ram what ram did you switch it to?

Where did you get the media to do the fresh install form?
Did you remove the previous drive and just have the SSD attached in its place.

go into your BIOS and make sure that Network Boot is disabled. Save the changes and see if then boots to the SSD.
(You will have to look for it some places I have seen it was the BOOT and MAIN)

Make sure that you have gone to the HP site and downloaded the correct drivers form there for that system.

If not then try

Reset the BIOS back to factory with just the SSD connected. Remake the install again there may be some corruption may even look at using a different USB drive.
(Per stated before disable the network boot)

After resetting the BIOS you may need to redo the boot order to the USB then SSD.
The ram works fine and so is the SSD in terms of moving and storing files I've checked them both before attempting to move the windows from the HDD to the SSD I the boot software from the windows 10 download website next to the update assistant "windows 10 download setup", now I think that your idea of downloading the driver from hp, might actually be the answer because I did delete all the files from those " mini drives" where they probably all the drivers reside.
Question is how do I download drivers when I can't load windows 10.
Again thank you very much for your time
 

Rustys

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Is the HDD still completely intact?

If yes then reattach that and use it to download the proper files then swap over to the SSD and do a clean install.

If not then you will have to have some one download the Windows install and drivers for you and create the Windows install disk and or USB drive.
 

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