Can you remove the SSD and boot from original hard drive? Prove drive okay and nothing lost, then back up drive contents normally.
Personally, if I was installing system to boot from SSD I would install OS from scratch.
mrplane: No it wont boot from original drive and it isn't found when windows disk looks for drive
That is when SSD removed from your system and any BIOS settings reset back to boot from HD?
Can you install the OS directly onto the SSD from DVD media with original hard disk disconnected?
+1 for Macrium Reflect. I've used it several times, it's easy to use and reliable.
Another tick for Macrium. I have used it to clone to an SSD. Afterwards the SSD wouldn't boot so I once again fired up the Macrium boot CD and told it to fix the boot on the SSD. All good after that.