Please help! Need to salvage some data from a nvme drive!

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    Please help! Need to salvage some data from a nvme drive!

    Hello, I'm in need of help.

    My GF laptop has an optane "drive" and a nvme m.2 drive for OS/storage.

    Unfortunately it's of a brand quite unknown outside my country:

    While playing some games her notebook "BSOD'd" with the code:

    File:\boot\BCD Error code: 0xc000014c
    After that, she lost access to windows and her files/projects so I've tried without success to repair the installation using boot flash drives and a number os fixes and suggestions, to no avail.

    Then, I've whipped out a SSD, installed windows 10 on it and tried to log into it with the nvme installed to try and copy some files before formatting it.

    But the problem is that by itself, the SSD boots alright but as soon as I add the nvme back its messes up the boot of the SSD.

    Looks like it tries to boot from it and obviously isn't able to do so and then I'm unable to even access windows on the SSD.

    What I'm trying to do is to boot win10 with another drive (the sata SSD) and then copy over the file explorer whatever files she needs before formatting the nvme.

    Is my reasoning sound?

    What can I do in order to achieve this solution? Any other ideas?

    I'm all ears and will report with lots of details and photos and whatnot, if needed, in pursuit of the fixes proposed here.

    Thanks a lot!
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.928

    For an M.2 that has a SATA interface, you can buy an M.2 to SATA enclosure and an external USB caddy to connect the thing to your computer.
    See this M.2 to IDE one, for example only, Docooler M.2 NGFF SATA SSD to 2.5 IDE 44pin Converter Adapter with Case: Computers & Accessories [this happens to be the one I bought but is not what you need].

    I imagine you can find the same for your nvme M.2 [but I've never had to look for one].

    You also need to be careful to get the right 'key' i.e. set of connectors - there are at least 3 types - B key, M key, B&M key.

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