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  #2700355 1-May-2021 09:55
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I had a similar issue before. Turned out the SSD was faulty.

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  #2700401 1-May-2021 10:25
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MadEngineer: Use the original HDD to create the recovery media. Boot from recovery and reinstall on the ssd.
Not sure if you missed this but you've not acknowledged the post.


Have you even tried installing from fresh onto the new SSD?  Even with linux install?

You're not on Atlantis anymore, Duncan Idaho.

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  #2700405 1-May-2021 10:49
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Hi, I have seen a similar issue and it seems to be the opposite of waiting for the HDD to spin up - the SSD is very fast and is ready but the PC isnt.


Can you introduce a delay in the BIOS - instead of quick boot use full boot or 5 sec delay on BIOS boot screen?









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Ultimate Geek


  #2701603 4-May-2021 11:20
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I think you are going down the wrong rabbit hole,
I've had this issue regularly after imaging drives, & most recently last week, after doing an image.

(reboots, it boots fine, it is just cold boots, where it can't find the boot drive)

The most common cause, is simply the boot order in modern(5yr+ bioses).

If you get into Bios, you will likely see two entries,
SSD name
SSD name(followed by 'Windows boot manager' or 'UEFI or similar')
Simply swap the order of these, - so that the 2nd one, boots first, and that should fix your problem.

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  #2701609 4-May-2021 11:32
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By the sounds of it, this PC boots and shuts down fine with the SSD, just won't do a warm reboot?


If so, boot into Windows, download the Microsoft Media Creation Tool:


Make the media and install fresh (when asked where you want to install, wipe the current drive and create new partitions - it will create the extra partitions it needs).


As said earlier, Win10 is pretty good at finding drivers etc., so long as your parents don't need the HP bloatware that comes with the standard HP image (and even if they do, the HP website should have it).


I have done this a few times with Dell computers, and it works everytime. Dells Support Assist makes the driver installation really easy. HP has something similar?

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