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Windows 10 refuses to boot on formatted SSD

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Hey all. I previously had Windows 8.1 on my SSD but decided to do a complete clean install of Windows 10. Not an upgrade, and not using a clean install via the "Get Windows 10" option. Here's the order of events I did:

1. I downloaded and made a bootable USB of W10 via Microsoft's media creation tool.
2. After backing up everything I wanted I rebooted the computer and set the boot device to the USB.
3. The setup screen came up where I put in my key and then continue to select the drive to install Windows. I think this is where I messed up.
4. I formatted the SSD to completely wipe the slate clean. I then started the installation process.
5. When the installation gets to restarting the computer it just boots right back at the start of the setup screen. It doesn't pick up where it left off.

When I put the SSD as the boot device I get the error:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause."

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or contains errors.

I've tried Googling this for solutions and came across ones saying to use Automatic Repair. This doesn't work.
Others have said to use the command prompt and rebuild the BCD using Bootrec commands. This doesn't work either.
Any help is greatly appreciated
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Never mind, I finally got it to work after hours of frustration. My problem was that I had both my storage drives connected when I was doing the installation. I unplugged those drives and only left the SSD in and it completed.
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