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M.2 SSD detected by Win10 not PC

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I recently bought a Samsung EVO 970 Nvme M.2 SSD. It's 1TB and I wanted to switch it out with my hard drive for windows so everything would work faster, however although when I install windows I see it as an option, it will not actually boot up windows and it also isn't being detected by my motherboard, I have an ASUS Prime B350 Plus, I've tried changing it to UEFI mode and then installing windows and then changing it back so it'd be detected but it still hasn't worked. 

Thoughts? (plz help )*: )

 

EDIT: I managed to fix it by downloading Ubuntu, making a new partition through that and then downloading windows. Don't know why that was the only solution but it works now so thanks for the replies anyways! :)

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OK, steps:-

  1. Put windows on a USB, set the USB to be GPT partition scheme for UEFI, using rufus is best IMO -  Rufus
  2. Disconnect current HDD/SSD (just to be sure).
  3. Set the BIOS to UEFI mode only, unless you have equipment that doesn't work on UEFI.
  4. Insert the USB we made in step 1, and boot from it.
  5. Install windows on the 970 evo, boot into windows and make sure everything's OK.
  6. Re-connect HDD if you want to, and wipe it if you don't need anything off of it... if you need stuff off it, I suggest you move/copy that stuff elsewhere to save you having boot troubles, and then wipe it.

Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you, I may not see your post otherwise.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
40 minutes ago, paddy-stone said:

OK, steps:-

  1. Put windows on a USB, set the USB to be GPT partition scheme for UEFI, using rufus is best IMO -  Rufus
  2. Disconnect current HDD/SSD (just to be sure).
  3. Set the BIOS to UEFI mode only, unless you have equipment that doesn't work on UEFI.
  4. Insert the USB we made in step 1, and boot from it.
  5. Install windows on the 970 evo, boot into windows and make sure everything's OK.
  6. Re-connect HDD if you want to, and wipe it if you don't need anything off of it... if you need stuff off it, I suggest you move/copy that stuff elsewhere to save you having boot troubles, and then wipe it.

It doesn’t work, I’d boot from the SSD but it isn’t identified in the boot menu 

 

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So you mean after installing windows? or do you mean the drive doesn't show during installation?

If the latter, try going into bios and setting the BIOS to uefi mode only.


Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you, I may not see your post otherwise.

 

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  • PCs:-
  • AM4 1700 build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/paddy.stone/saved/XyXyXL
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • Main Server - ASrock AB350M Pro 4 - AMD Athlon 200GE - 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM - 240GB Crucial M500 SSD Boot Drive, running Windows 10, plex server - 4x 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDDs.
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocaphone F1 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Lenovo k3 note
  • Windows tablet
  •  
  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  •  
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo - Thermaltake Core V21-  EVGA Supernova G2 650W Gold PSU
  • AMD phenom II 1055t / 8GB RAM / DVD writer
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition x2
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini
  • Nvidia Shield K1 tablet

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 hours ago, paddy-stone said:

So you mean after installing windows? or do you mean the drive doesn't show during installation?

If the latter, try going into bios and setting the BIOS to uefi mode only.

After installation. The uefi only setting is turned on but either way, the ssd is identified during installation, however it won’t actually start windows. When I plug my HDD back in and check the SSD it actually has all the folders for windows but something doesn’t let me boot windows from the SSD

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OK, leave the HDD out of the equation for a bit. Does it then boot into windows from the 970 evo?

 

If so, you might have to use a linux liveUSB to transfer anything you want off the HDD you have, unless you have a HDD dock or SATA to USB cable, or another PC/laptop to do it with.... and then wipe it to save your sanity.

You could try making sure the 970 is set as the first bootable HDD/SSD from in the BOOT tab of the BIOS. But even so sometimes conflicting boots will occur and will have to do the above.


Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you, I may not see your post otherwise.

 

Spoiler
  • PCs:-
  • AM4 1700 build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/paddy.stone/saved/XyXyXL
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • Main Server - ASrock AB350M Pro 4 - AMD Athlon 200GE - 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM - 240GB Crucial M500 SSD Boot Drive, running Windows 10, plex server - 4x 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDDs.
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocaphone F1 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Lenovo k3 note
  • Windows tablet
  •  
  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  •  
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo - Thermaltake Core V21-  EVGA Supernova G2 650W Gold PSU
  • AMD phenom II 1055t / 8GB RAM / DVD writer
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition x2
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini
  • Nvidia Shield K1 tablet

 

 

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Is your bios up to date? Ahci and nvme are not exactly compatible.  Your description is what happens when you put an nvme m.2 on an ahci bios.  You'll have to double check your bios settings again. Definitely check your bios date. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Animal901 said:

Is your bios up to date? Ahci and nvme are not exactly compatible.  Your description is what happens when you put an nvme m.2 on an ahci bios.  You'll have to double check your bios settings again. Definitely check your bios date. 

I updated it a day after I got this problem, I’m not too good with bios updates but I have a asus prime b350 plus and it has an m.2 slot shared with sata 5 and 6, so I switched the hdd to 4 and then just took it out of the equation completely 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, paddy-stone said:

OK, leave the HDD out of the equation for a bit. Does it then boot into windows from the 970 evo?

 

If so, you might have to use a linux liveUSB to transfer anything you want off the HDD you have, unless you have a HDD dock or SATA to USB cable, or another PC/laptop to do it with.... and then wipe it to save your sanity.

You could try making sure the 970 is set as the first bootable HDD/SSD from in the BOOT tab of the BIOS. But even so sometimes conflicting boots will occur and will have to do the above.

I don’t need anything from the hdd at all the problem is that the windows installation usb will indentify the ssd when I boot from the usb but the motherboard doesn’t identify it in the bios. I tried doing the steps where I boot windows with uefi only in the bios so that it downloads the stuff that makes the motherboard identify it but even then the bios still won’t identify it. The main problem here is that I can’t boot from the SSD; not because it doesn’t work but because the motherboard doesn’t identify it in the bios or boot menu

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15 hours ago, Animal901 said:

Maybe you can only use sata m.2 

Nope

 

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Please quote my post, or put @paddy-stone if you want me to respond to you, I may not see your post otherwise.

 

Spoiler
  • PCs:-
  • AM4 1700 build https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/paddy.stone/saved/XyXyXL
  • ASUS x53e  - i7 2670QM / Sony BD writer x8 / Win 10, Elemetary OS, Ubuntu/ Samsung 830 SSD
  • Lenovo G50 - 8Gb RAM - Samsung 860 Evo 250GB SSD - DVD writer
  •  
  • Displays:-
  • Panasonic 55" 4k TV
  • LG 29" Ultrawide
  •  
  • Storage/NAS/Servers:-
  • Main Server - ASrock AB350M Pro 4 - AMD Athlon 200GE - 16GB DDR4 2133Mhz RAM - 240GB Crucial M500 SSD Boot Drive, running Windows 10, plex server - 4x 4TB Seagate Ironwolf HDDs.
  • Backup server - HP Proliant Gen 8 4 bay NAS running FreeNAS ZFS striped 3x3TiB WD reds
  • HP ProLiant G6 Server SE316M1 Twin Hex Core Intel Xeon E5645 2.40GHz 48GB RAM
  •  
  • Gaming/Tablets etc:-
  • Xbox One S 500GB + 2TB HDD
  • PS4
  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • Xiaomi/Pocaphone F1 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
  • Lenovo k3 note
  • Windows tablet
  •  
  • Unused Hardware currently :-
  •  
  • i7 6700K  b250 mobo - Thermaltake Core V21-  EVGA Supernova G2 650W Gold PSU
  • AMD phenom II 1055t / 8GB RAM / DVD writer
  • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! edition x2
  • Zotac GTX 1050 mini
  • Nvidia Shield K1 tablet

 

 

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