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  1. Posts : 9
    Windows 10

    No Boot, Drives Not detected, Can't Load Win10 Pleses Help!

    I recently put together a new PC, everything went fine and all was working great.
    yesterday I booted the PC and I got a black screen telling me to "select a bootable drive" .
    I was able to enter the bios and select my drive (M.2 NVME) (the boot order had changed for some reason) I was able to select the correct drive and boot normally.
    But the boot order is getting changed each time I reboot.
    I've tried to repair windows but it's telling me windows can't perform a repair.
    I had set restore points, but windows doesn't show them.
    I finally gave up and decided to reformat, but now my drive doesn't show up and windows keeps asking for a driver for the hard drive.
    I now keeps booting directly to the bios, and NO sata or m.2_1 are listed as Present.
    I changed the battery, resetting the bios to stock settings.
    I flashed the bios to the newest firmware.
    Boot mode is set to (Legacy + UEIF) I've tried changing that to just UEIF (No luck)
    But nothing changes, Please any help here would be greatly appreciated!
    Stuck and lost,

    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
    MSI B450 Gaming Plus
    Sabrent NVME PCIE M.2 2280 SSD
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance plus LPX 2 2400 DDR4
    Windows 10
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  2. Posts : 5,284
    Win 10 Pro x64

    Your hard drive is probably not initialized or remains unallocated after you formatted it.
    If you are planning to install Windows 10 from scratch, the process will lead you to format the hard drive before starting the installation.
    If you have another PC, you can check the status of your hard drive or format it there.
    Last edited by badrobot; 25 Jan 2020 at 14:50.
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  3. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708

    Are you able to boot from a Windows 10 installation USB drive?
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  4. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yes I am able to boot to windows from a installation USB, but it won't locate sabrent M.2 drive.

    One thing I forgot to mention, before this build went south I had installed a sumsung 250GB Nvme (For storage) into the PCIe slot using a RIITOP NVME Adapter.
    That drive had windows 10 on it, but I immediately formatted it for storage and there we no problems at the time of installation.
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  5. Posts : 4,453
    Win 11 Pro 22000.708


    There is a set of four "EZ Debug" LEDs, right next to the 24 pin ATX power connector. (P. 36 of the downloadable manual for the board.) Do any of those stay lit? (The LED for no boot device at least should be lit.)
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  6. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Yes, 4th light down is only light lit, according to manual - (BOOT - indicates booting device is not detected or fail) and we are back at bios screen.

    Sata port 1-4 not present, M2_1 not present.

    Sorry it's taking a while to respond, I have a lot of irons in the fire right now but I really appreciate the help!
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  7. Posts : 18,319
    Windows 11 Pro

    Do you have any drives connected to the SATA ports?
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  8. Posts : 9
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    No, Nothing.
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  9. Posts : 2,798
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    Until the BIOS sees your M.2, there's nothing you can do. It does not matter if the M.2 is unformatted/unallocated, the BIOS should see it.
    1. Suggest that you take the M.2 out, clean all the contacts and re-seat it and hope this is the case.
    2. If step one fails. Connect your 250GB SSD back in using one of the SATA port to see if the BIOS recognize it. If it doen't, then it might be something wrong with the MB, if it does then boot up the Windows Installation USB, run diskpart, shrink it at least 40GB then create a partition, Leave it unallocated then install Windows there.

    Also try to re-seat all other components such as Memory, Video card etc...
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  10. Posts : 18,319
    Windows 11 Pro

    topgundcp said:
    [*]If step one fails. Connect your 250GB SSD back in using one of the SATA port to see if the BIOS recognize it. .
    How do you connect an NVMe SSD to a SATA port?


    Sounds like you have a bad SSD. I recently had 2 bad SSDs. One was ADATA, it would not be recognized at all. I can't remember what the second SSD was, but it was very intermittent, sometimes recognized, sometimes not. The third SSD, a Samsung, finally worked flawlessly. Since then I've bought two more SSDs, and they both test perfect in the same computer. So for me, it was definitely the first two SSDs that were bad, in a row, and not the motherboard.
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