[SOLVED] "Boot selection failed" error after cloning ?

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Based on forum's suggestion, I bought a crucial 250GB SSD and have "successfully" cloned current HDD onto it. But when I replaced HDD with SSD, the laptop threw this message - "boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible".
I'm using windows 7, laptop is lenovo G460. I used Acronis true image for cloning. This is how HDD and SSD (the bottom one) currently look.

SSD is 250GB and HDD is 320GB but I barely use 50GB.

 

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Cloning doesn’t always work, particularly on laptop OEM installs.

best course of action would be to do a clean install of windows 10 on to the new drive. I’m not sure if upgrading from 7 to 10 is still free? I think it should be.

do the upgrade to windows 10 on the old drive, then once windows 10 is activated, do a clean install of windows 10 from usb on to the new drive.

remove the old HDD when doing the fresh install to the new SSD
 
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Thanks USAFet, I deleted some more files from HDD and also defragmented it (not sure if that matters). And tried a fresh cloning and that worked! I'm trying this from laptop with SSD. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
 

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