The above is my disk management. Not sure about partition arrangement. I do remember purchasing a SATA to USB cable and running recovery from an external drive to load the SSD in the laptop. SanDiskPlus240GB is the SSD brand.
Remember when your dads' family bus sedan was disparagingly referred to as a sled? I think the same about SSD's. What are supposed to be whiz bang solutions for speed are not. I installed them in two laptops and they give new meaning to the word buffering. Whiz bangs? Can't prove it by me.
If you're trying a system image to an external drive try naming the backup WindowsImageBackup (note caps and no spaces). I went thru a bunch of "couldn't find" messages till I stumbled upon this naming gambit.
My experience trying to boot from any USB device was that it didn't work. I was able to boot from an F!2 startup via a previously prepared rescue disk then run recovery from an external drive connected to USB. Try that.
then you have a bad capacitor in your power supply which is causing the problem.
I've seen this before and experienced it firsthand. My cmos battery would die shortly after replacement which was a herculean effort as it was buried under the keyboard. I finally had to endure startup error...