replacing hard drive


I am trying to replace my win10 80G hard drive with 300G drive.

I cloned the drive except that I increased the partition size from 80G to 300G.

When I boot the new drive, I get the following.



Your PC/Device needs to be repaired.

A required device isn’t connected or can’t be accessed.

Error code 0x000000e

Press F8 for Startup Setting

When I press F8 I get:

The application or OS couldn’t be loaded because a required file is missing or contains errors:

File: Windows\system32\winload.exe


I ran Spinrite on the drive and it is all good.

What is going wrong?

Is there a more reliable way to replace drives?

Any advice here will be appreciated.


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