Question Blue Screens and Boot Loops after installing an M.2 SSD ?

Jul 8, 2021

i9-9900k with a Z390 pro auros
gtx 1080
Boot drive samsung 256gb ssd
1tb hdd for media
2tb hdd for games
1tb m.2 ssd WD sn750 black (Installed on the M2A slot)

Issue: Been having blue screens, boot loops and different errors after installing an m.2 SSD, I have confirmed that there shouldn’t be any latency issues because I put it into a M2A slot and it’s a PCIe SSD so there shouldn’t be any issues there, yet, the blue screens started when I first put the ssd in, now, even when I took it out it gave me some issues.

Should I just uninstall Windows and try linux? I’m getting desperate. Please help.

What I have done to try and fix it

  • Upgraded my bios to the latest version
  • Re formatted my pc, freshing installing of windows
  • Removed the m.2 ssd and put it back in multiple times
  • Checked with disk management to see any issues (there were none documented)
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Win 10 Master
clock watchdog errors are CPU related. odd to get from just adding a M.2 drive

try running this on m.2 -

Can you follow option one on the following link - here - and then do this step below: Small memory dumps - Have Windows Create a Small Memory Dump (Minidump) on BSOD - that creates a file in c windows/minidump after the next BSOD

  1. Open Windows File Explore
  2. Navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump
  3. Copy the mini-dump files out onto your Desktop
  4. Do not use Winzip, use the built in facility in Windows
  5. Select those files on your Desktop, right click them and choose 'Send to' - Compressed (zipped) folder
  6. Upload the zip file to the Cloud (OneDrive, DropBox . . . etc.)
  7. Then post a link here to the zip file, so we can take a look for you . . .