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After cloning to SSD shows reboot and select proper boot device

Hello all, recently I bought a new SSD to uprgrade to. I followed this tutorial:
http://lifehacker.com/5837543/how-to-migrate-to-a-solid-state-drive-without-reinstalling-windows

after cloning my hard drive to my SSD I rebooted and tried to boot using the new SSD, However it shows the error message: "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key

I tried changing the SATA ports, and the SATA cables, and it still does not work.
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More about cloning ssd shows reboot select proper boot device
  1. Go into BIOS Setup and set your new SSD as the first boot device.
  2. Phillip Corcoran said:
    After cloning, the usual last step is to place the cloned drive (your new SSD) on the same SATA port where the donor drive (the old HDD) used to be.


    I have done that, as mentioned in the question
  3. Re-read my post, I've made another suggestion since you last read it.
  4. Did you read my edited first post? Go into BIOS Setup and set your new SSD as the first boot device.
  5. Phillip Corcoran said:
    Re-read my post, I've made another suggestion since you last read it.


    I have done that, and It seems to be working, however it is booting into windows revory mode and is showing this message
    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/dm7xY_hviaY/maxresdefault.jpg
  6. Choose the first option: "Continue - Exit and continue to Windows 8"

    Anything else you'll need to post on the Windows 8 forum since I've never used that version so I stay away from that forum.
  7. Phillip Corcoran said:
    Choose the first option: "Continue - Exit and continue to Windows 8"


    I did that however it just restarts and comes to this page again
  8. Best answer
    did you clone both the windows partition and the hidden 100MB system partition? It's not noted in the lifehacker thing, but should be.
  9. you'll need to post on the Windows 8 forum since I've never used that version so I do not post on that forum. Consequently, I have never encountered the screen shown in your screen grab. Windows 7 has a different screen.

    Your first post didn't mention Windows 8. If it had I probably would not have replied to it.
  10. 13thmonkey said:
    did you clone both the windows partition and the hidden 100MB system partition? It's not noted in the lifehacker thing, but should be.


    No I do not remember doing any of that
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