06-19-2019 10:12 AM - edited 06-19-2019 10:16 AM
Recently, I decided to upgrade my SSD from SATA 250GB to a PCIe Samsung Pro 970. I used EaseUS to clone the old SSD onto the new SSD. But it wont start properly on the new SSD (Error code: 0xc0000225, A required device isnt connected or cant be accessed). The Bios can recognize the new SSD and still wont start up after I set the new SSD as the booting device. I have read here that windows has a protective mechanism that wont start with non-originial SSD ( https://forums.tomsguide.com/threads/new-ssd-replaced-hdd-now-it-wont-boot.398207/). Does anyone know how to do this properly?
06-20-2019 05:36 AM
I guess the issue here is the boot device type has changed from SATA to PCIe (NVMe).
We don't know how you cloned your device ( block by block or filesystem backup and restore) but I guess the image on your new device has not been updated yet to boot from a PCIe device. It still expects to boot from a SATA device. Probably the NVMe driver is not installed and/or the Boot Configuration Data need to by updated.
You might try to fix this by booting a win10 install medium and trying a repair.
might help. Maybe there is a command to force install a NVMe driver on the old SATA device before cloning the device.
Other option would be to contact EaseUS and ask for support. You might also try Samsung's migration software. It should support the 970 pro, but you'll need an usb to pcie adapter.