My friend's HDD was failing (according to SMART) in their DELL (out of warranty by about 4 months, but still less than 2 years old). I offered to replace with with a SSD since they wanted the speed boost it would bring. I'm using the built in DELL recovery image. I installed it no problem and used the DELL recovery image and recovery software (DELL DataSafe Local Backup). It imaged it correctly as it boots into Windows without a problem. However, after a reboot it says "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible". AHCI looks like it was automatically applied in the BIOS, so that's not it. Am I doing something wrong or it because the backup image was from from a HDD based image?
Is it better to install windows from a stock Microsoft image?
Thanks in advance guys!