Question All in one stuck in windows 10 install loop

Nov 25, 2022
Hey yall, I have an hp all in one 22-c0xx with the amd a6-9225 and I have recently started to notice that the computer was slowing down, and I attributed that to the hard drive being older. I recently decided to put a samsung 970 evo plus in it to help it back up to speed. I tried doing a fresh install of windows 10 through a usb stick, but the computer will be stuck in an install loop if the old hard drive is unplugged, I have cleared the hard drive, but when I plug the hard drive back in, it boots right back into windows setup. I'd prefer to use the ssd for important stuff and the hdd for just mass storage. If anyone can help, I will greatly appreciate it