Hello, I would like to let you know that the issue that you describe below is related with the laptop itself not with the Solid state drive, therefore I recommend contacting the Laptop Manufacturer for further assistance.
You are correct. The misbehavior was caused by an defective audio device driver.
Nevertheless it is interesting that the same image did work on the HDD but showed the fault on the SSD.
So, I have the same issue with my Elitebook 8730w. Support wants me to reimage the harddrive, not an option if at all possible. It would take days to get it runnning again with all my work software. How did you determine the driver at fault? I am at my wits end with this. Thanks.
In my case the issue was caused by an defective audio device driver from IDT.
I did find the issue by disconnecting all cables from the doccing station and then start and finish windows and start again.
Then I plugged in one cable and started the sequence start - shut down and start again
when i plugged in the speaker cable to the audio exit at the docking station the error came up at the second start,
after uninstalling the ITD driver the system started without problem the next time. hp than gave me the link to a differnt idt audio driver, that worked fine.
if you talk to hp: the case describing the problem was 4618947965
the correct driver was: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp49501-50000/sp49590.exe but this might not be actual.
hope this helps!