Question PC does not boot after cloning old hard drive onto new SSD

clsrunner03

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I'm trying to switch the boot drive in my Windows 10 PC by cloning the 3TB Toshiba Hard drive I'm currently using onto a 2TB Samsung 870 QVO SSD. I have been unsuccessful so far though. Today I cloned the SSD using Macruim Reflect Free and when I tried to boot the PC with just the new SSD it went into recovery mode. Before that I tried using Samsung's migration software multiple times, booting with safe start on and off and basically every way I could imagine. I've always reached out to Samsung's tech support multiple times and they were the ones who recommend Macrium Reflect.

I've previously tried clean installing and cloning with a Samsung NVME SSD but that didn't work and I ended up returning it. I've been trying to upgrade my boot drive for over a year now so if anyone has any advice I would really appreciate it.
Thank you!

BTW my specs are ASUS ROG STRIX B250F Gaming, Zotac mini 1080, 2x8gb crucial 2400hz memory, NZXT H440(case), and the 3tb Toshiba Hard drive.
 

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