Brand new SSD not working?

  1. lolcocks's Avatar
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    Brand new SSD not working?


    I just got a brand new SSD Kingston 240 GB SSD.
    Installed Windows 10 on it.

    Restarted the PC and it wouldn't boot, no operating system found.

    I went into Windows installation once again and I see the SSD being shown as an 2 TB drive with 0 MB free.

    What is going on?
    This is a brand new Kingston A4000 240GB SSD.
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  2. Steve C's Avatar
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    Check in the BIOS that the SSD is nominated as the first boot device.

    If that is set correctly and it still doesn't boot, I would create a Macrium Reflect boot disk if you have access to another PC. Boot from that and run the option to fix Windows boot problems.
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  3. spunk's Avatar
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    Is this a desktop or a laptop?
    When you installed Windows, when it asked where to install, did you select the SSD and go next? (see attached)
    As stated, boot into Setup (Bios) under System Information, you should see all the drives on the computer. Is the SSD listed? If so, proceed to the Security tab. Disable Secure Boot or Fast Boot if it's there. Now go to the Boot tab. is UEFI Bios Enabled? Did you use a GPT/UEFI Initialized Boot installer media? If so, under UEFI boot, you should see the SSD. If not, Enable Legacy Boot. If neither shows the SSD then check the connections again.
    If listed, Move the SSD to First Boot Device, Save and Exit. If the SSD is still blank, Create a Windows 10 installer with the Media Creation tool or Rufus in my signature, using the GPT Partition Scheme
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  4. lolcocks's Avatar
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    Steve C said:
    Check in the BIOS that the SSD is nominated as the first boot device.

    If that is set correctly and it still doesn't boot, I would create a Macrium Reflect boot disk if you have access to another PC. Boot from that and run the option to fix Windows boot problems.
    spunk said:
    Is this a desktop or a laptop?
    When you installed Windows, when it asked where to install, did you select the SSD and go next? (see attached)
    As stated, boot into Setup (Bios) under System Information, you should see all the drives on the computer. Is the SSD listed? If so, proceed to the Security tab. Disable Secure Boot or Fast Boot if it's there. Now go to the Boot tab. is UEFI Bios Enabled? Did you use a GPT/UEFI Initialized Boot installer media? If so, under UEFI boot, you should see the SSD. If not, Enable Legacy Boot. If neither shows the SSD then check the connections again.
    If listed, Move the SSD to First Boot Device, Save and Exit. If the SSD is still blank, Create a Windows 10 installer with the Media Creation tool or Rufus in my signature, using the GPT Partition Scheme


    Thank you for your response guys.
    As it turns out, as I want using UEFI, the GPT drive got protected for some reason and I was unable to access it in any way (even from the same PC).

    I ended up switching to good ol' MBR.
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