[SOLVED] BIOS Won't Recognize Sata Drive After Mobo Change

EricLane

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I changed my Mobo, CPU, Ram, Processor, Psu. I plugged my SSD into my MSI MAG Z490 Tomahawk motherboard and it won't show the drive in boot priority list. But if I check the Board Explorer, it shows that Samsung 850 EVO is plugged in. I MSI guy on the phone was extremely rude and suggested I needed to buy a new copy of windows. Any help? Is there a setting I missed to help it discover the drive?
 

EricLane

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You do need to INSTALL a new copy of Windows. The drivers for all of those new components are loaded at the time you do the install.
Okay. I had 5 storage drives and a cd/dvd drive hooked up and none of them are appearing in the boot priority. How would I get the BIOS to boot up with the install disk?
 

EricLane

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According to a screenshot, MSI Click Bios 5 is supposed to have a Boot Mode Select option in the settings>boot menu and that option us not there. The only options I have are UEFI boot options and they don't do anything. I'm at a standstill and the MSI guy was arrogant and was ignoring me when I told him this. Someone suggested getting a flash drive and getting BIOS update on it but would that work considering my boot selection dilemma?
 

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