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New HDD won't boot to windows unless old one is connected

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I have a laptop with two HDD bays in it. I had both bays filled but wanted to add a HDD/SSD hybrid as the primary drive. I cloned the drive using Driveimage XML and was able to boot it up no problem. The problem comes in when I went to try and put my second HDD back in to copy those files to my new hard drive so I could copy them to the second old hard drive (sorry if that sounds confusing). My computer will start to boot windows but than gives me the BSOD saying that windows is missing critical parts. I have no clue why I can't boot with JUST my new harddrive. I used the boot menu, so I know it is booting from the new drive when both are in. I can't figure this out for the life of me! Thanks for you help in advance!
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