Question Drives show in BIOS but not in boot list ?

thewisecarver

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Hi there,

I created this build about a month ago and it had been working fine but I wanted to tweak fan settings and (not sure what else I did) after 2 days now it still won't boot up. In the pictures, BIOS read the drives; I have 2 M.2 SSDs and a few others as JOBOD configuration. However, in the 2nd picture, it only shows the one M.2 drive and it won't boot anymore it just gives an inaccessible boot device error or boot loops. Also, I do have an NVMe SSD but it is not recognized in BIOS, why is that?

I have tried a thumb drive with ISO using Rufus and the Intel drivers during setup for a new windows installation for both 10 and 11 but none of these solutions have worked.

At this point I am willing to take the entire system apart and put just one drive in at a time, then add the other drives later. What would you suggest? I feel like there is something I am just not aware of, being out of the building game for so long (my last build was a decade ago).

With this build, I opted for new tech and powerful gear but the UEFI/TMP/EFI/GPT/MBR/Secure Boot/CSM/and Legacy issues have been unexpected frustrations. I am just shy of shouting "SQUARE PEG, SQUARE HOLE!! COME ON!!!" :)

ROG STRIX Z690-F GAMING WIFI
Intel® Core™ i9-12900K Processor
ASUS Dual GeForce RTX™ 3060 OC Edition 12GB GDDR6
M.2 Seagate® FireCuda® 530 SSD
M.2 980 PRO PCIe® 4.0 NVMe™ SSD 1TB
CORSAIR Vengeance DDR5 64GB (4x16GB) DDR5 5200 (PC5-41600) C40 1.25V - Black




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Darkbreeze

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Don't try that Obi Wan crap with me man! Nah, just kidding.

So, yes, it can be frustrating sometimes but usually these days it ends up being something "stupid and simple" but not necessarily obvious.

Let's start with what IS generally obvious, to some of us, and ask whether or not you have the most up to date stable BIOS release installed for your motherboard?
 

MrLitschel

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Nov 7, 2021
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Go into your bios and you will find a selection that reads "set to default" or something similar. Then check the book priority of your drives and then restart your system.

No need to pull your hair out.
 

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