I'm having a heck of time getting this thing to boot. A 500GB Samsung Evo 960 Nvme drive. I have the Samsung EVO driver installed. All my systems are updated; BIOS, windows, drivers, etc. through the HP Updater. This computer is brand new, all I've done is install all my software. My goal was to then clone the drive to an NVME I bought, and use the HDD as storage. I've tried the Samsung migration software, EaseUS, and Macrium, hoping one of them would do what the other couldn't - clone the drive and make it boot.
I'm on an HP 580-137c ... here are the specs... https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05686933
The cloning goes well, but when I turn off the computer, remove the cables from the HDD and restart... I get stuck in a boot loop on the HP logo for a few cycles until it inevitably goes to a Recovery "Your PC couldn't start properly" screen. After multiple tries, the operating system on your PC failed to start, so it needs to be repaired. Error code 0xc0000001
I used the Macrium 'boot fix' USB drive tool and that didn't help. The BIOS show the NVME is the first (and only) drive in the boot sequence. I have tried with Legacy disabled and enabled, I have tried with Secure Boot disabled and enabled. I tinkered with it so much my original HDD wouldn't boot and I had to use the Macrium USB on it to fix it, which is how I'm on this forum now.
I'm usually really good with computers... but... I feel like I've read every forum on the internet about installing these, and tried every solution put forth... however none have this specific issue - rebooting at the HP logo screen and then eventually failing to this blue error. I'm downloading the Windows 10 installation media tool now, hoping I can maybe use it to repair the NVME. Or at this point, do a fresh install on it, but I'd hate to lose the 300 GB of programs I've already spent days installing.
Can anyone help?