Cloned SSD won't boot into Windows 10 unless old HDD is also plugged in

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Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 960GB SSD as I wanted much faster boot times and game loading times. Previously all my files were stored on a 1TB HDD, and I did not want to lose all my files. So I used Macrium Reflect to clone all my data on my HDD to my SSD. The clone seemingly worked fine, but when I try to boot into my SSD with my original HDD unplugged it does not work. The PC will only boot into my SSD if the HDD is also plugged in. If I try to start my PC with the HDD unplugged, I get error 0xc000000e. However, if my HDD is plugged in the PC boots fine and the boot menu recognises windows installed on the HDD and the SSD. Although my PC will boot, I feel as if I format my old HDD, it will no longer boot since I can't get it to boot without the HDD plugged in. Does anyone know any fixes? I have already tried using Macrium Rescue to repair the drive, and it does not fix the issue.
 

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when you cloned the HDD using Macrium, did you clone ALL partitions?
sounds like it has missed the boot partition from the HDD.
I think so, I saw 4 partitions on the screen and I copied all 4 partitions over
 

xav

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when you cloned the HDD using Macrium, did you clone ALL partitions?
sounds like it has missed the boot partition from the HDD.
Do you recommend I try to clone the disk again?
 

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it's worth a try.
in Macrium > Backup tab > Backup Tasks, click in the area that shows your current boot drive.
all partitions should be ticked, then click Clone this disk.
on the next screen, all partitions should still be ticked, then Select a disk to clone to, that's where you point it to your SSD.
 

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