Question New SSD will not boot after cloning from HDD?

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First of all... Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Now onward to the issue...
I am trying to clone my current HDD (250 GB) to a new SSD (2 TB), remove the HDD, and operate on the SSD alone. After cloning with Macrium Reflect Free, I can browse the SSD via File Explorer. Next, I power down the computer, disconnect the HDD, leave only the SSD connected, and power up my computer. I get a message saying no hard drive is detected. If I go into a diagnostic page and look at the SATA connection, nothing is listed.
Power down, reconnect the HDD and SSD, power back up... and the computer boots off of the HDD and I can see the SSD via File Explorer and Computer Management.

I have tried repairing the start-up process via a Windows Recover CD, I tried via the command prompt using the bootrec.exe commands.

I am at a loss. Below are some specs for troubleshooting. Any help/guidance is greatly appreciated.

VR,

Vic

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Computer: Dell Optiplex 9010, Service Tag 1XLGRW1
Windows: MS Windows 10 Pro, Version 10.0.19042, Build 19042
BIOS Version: Dell Inc, Version A30, 6-28-2018
BIOS mode: Legacy

Current/Source HDD: Western Digital HDD, WD2500AAKK (250 GB), SATA interface, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Disk 0, Basic, 232.89 GB, Online
3 Partitions - Unnamed 39 MB Healthy (OEM Partition), Recovery 10.30 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition), OS (C:) 222.55 GB NFTS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

New Target SSD: Crucial MX500 2 TB 3D NAND SATA, CT2000MX500SSD1
Disk1, Basic, 1863.02 GB, Online
4 Partitions - Unnamed 39 MB Healthy (OEM Partition), Recovery 10.30 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition), OS (C:) 222.55 GB NFTS Healthy (Primary Partition), 1630.13 GB Unallocated

Cloning Software: Macrium Reflect Free Edition (home) v 7.3.5365
 

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First of all... Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Now onward to the issue...
I am trying to clone my current HDD (250 GB) to a new SSD (2 TB), remove the HDD, and operate on the SSD alone. After cloning with Macrium Reflect Free, I can browse the SSD via File Explorer. Next, I power down the computer, disconnect the HDD, leave only the SSD connected, and power up my computer. I get a message saying no hard drive is detected. If I go into a diagnostic page and look at the SATA connection, nothing is listed.
Power down, reconnect the HDD and SSD, power back up... and the computer boots off of the HDD and I can see the SSD via File Explorer and Computer Management.

I have tried repairing the start-up process via a Windows Recover CD, I tried via the command prompt using the bootrec.exe commands.

I am at a loss. Below are some specs for troubleshooting. Any help/guidance is greatly appreciated.

VR,

Vic

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Computer: Dell Optiplex 9010, Service Tag 1XLGRW1
Windows: MS Windows 10 Pro, Version 10.0.19042, Build 19042
BIOS Version: Dell Inc, Version A30, 6-28-2018
BIOS mode: Legacy

Current/Source HDD: Western Digital HDD, WD2500AAKK (250 GB), SATA interface, 16 MB Cache, 7200 RPM
Disk 0, Basic, 232.89 GB, Online
3 Partitions - Unnamed 39 MB Healthy (OEM Partition), Recovery 10.30 GB NTFS Healthy (System, Active, Primary Partition), OS (C:) 222.55 GB NFTS Healthy (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary Partition)

New Target SSD: Crucial MX500 2 TB 3D NAND SATA, CT2000MX500SSD1
Disk1, Basic, 1863.02 GB, Online
4 Partitions - Unnamed 39 MB Healthy (OEM Partition), Recovery 10.30 GB NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition), OS (C:) 222.55 GB NFTS Healthy (Primary Partition), 1630.13 GB Unallocated

Cloning Software: Macrium Reflect Free Edition (home) v 7.3.5365
Having the same problem. Did your problem get resolved? If yes, how? I could use your help.
 

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