Question Bios doesn't have Boot Priority Option!

ahmedsalmanbajwa

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I helped a friend of mine build his pc recently, after all that hardwork and effort we finally got everything working
However We needed a way to Install Windows 10 from his laptop to his pc, soo we got the installation onto his external hard drive and plugged it into his PC, While everything was going
fine first, initially an error popped up as soon as installation started - 0x80300024 (the installation is fine aswell as the hard drive)
Then we made a new partition and it failed, Could not make partition
We decided it must be that his hard drive wasn't in boot priority, thus we opened his Asrock Bios (Mobo is M450 Steel Legends) and found that we don't even have boot option, it just starts with fast boot, Boot from Lan etc. No Boot Priority

No clue on what to do, how to install windows anymore
Need help urgently, Kinda spend 10 hours doing nothing at this point
Specs : Rtx 2060
Ryzen 5 3600
Mobo - M450 Steel Legends
Psu - BeQuiet 750 watt Gold Certified
Ram - Gskill 16 gigs (8 gig dual channel)
Hard drive - Barracuda 4 tb
 
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No clue on what to do, how to install windows anymore
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On any running and internet connected PC download the Windows 10 Media Creation tool. Just Google for it but only DL it from a microsoft.com server.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Have a USB stick handy and run the tool on that PC. Tell it to create the installation media on the USB stick. It will format the USB stick, make it bootable, download the full windows 10 installation package and load it to the USB stick.

Then plug the USB stick into one of the new PC's rear panel ports and start it up. UEFI will find the bootable USB stick and begin the install process. You will need a Win10 key but don't require it until you validate it.

You may have gotten an install package somewhere else...on a CD for instance...but this is much better because you get the latest version (minus updates) direct from Microsoft. The CD you have may be several versions back so there will be hours of additional downloads and updates just to get to current version and start those updates.
 
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ahmedsalmanbajwa

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you can't boot from it until you install windows.

how did you get the installation media on the external hdd? did it not have anything on it?
I wasn't there for that part, he says he created an installation media from his laptop onto the external drive
and the drive didn't have anything on it, also with recent checks, His Priority only shows his external hard drive. Its like The system knows there is a 4 tb hard drive (shows as Disk 0, Shows model name) however refuses to use as a boot device or install windows on it
 

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