I'll try give the full, clear story so everything gets covered. I got a new ssd the other day (critical mx500 500gb ssd) for my amd gigabyte A320M-S2H motherboard. Since my old hdd is 512 sectors and the new ssd is 4096 sectors I was unable to clone the data from my hdd to my ssd, so I opted to simply reinstall windows 10 on the ssd and use the hdd as backup storage with my old files on it. I got the windows 10 install tool on a formatted USB and then unplugged my hdd and left my ssd where it was. Following a tutorial online, I selected the correct drive partition, waited for the install to finish and had my pc restart. At first it brought me to the start of the windows 10 install again, which I learned you had to unplug your USB when restarting to avoid this and have it boot from the ssd instead. But after doing that the second time it just brought me to a screen that says 'reboot and select proper boot device after installing new hard drive'. I heard that I needed to prioritize the ssd in the right order as coming first, but it's already listed as first when I took out the usb, and even if I leave it in and set the ssd as first and usb second it just goes to the beginning of the windows install process like before. I've also tried formatting the ssd in the partition menu and tried the repair option in the troubleshoot menu. I also tried switching the cables to my ssd in my pc just to be sure, but still no difference. I'm not a total expert with PCs so I'd really appreciate it to try and keep things simple with explanations if possible. And of course any help at all I'm grateful for. Any questions, feel free to ask away.