Question Kingston SSD won't boot windows - goes straight back into BIOS

Jan 16, 2021
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Hello,



I recently bought an Kingston SSD for our family PC.

Thing is, it won't boot windows - and I have no idea why?!



I see the SSD in BIOS, but when I try and "boot override", it goes straight back into BIOS. I do all this with no other SSD plugged in.

I downloaded the Windows creation tool, installed it on a 16GB usb stick and did the whole procedure.



What I've tried so far to combat why it won't boot to windows: I did the whole disklist thing, where I convert it to MBR, install windows on the SSD - nothing. I then converted to GPT, same result. I've tried changing settings in BIOS, etc. By now, i've done so much I can't even remember what I did.



I find the SSD in windows, It's full of windows files etc which makes it even more frustrating!

This is what's on the disk: View: https://i.imgur.com/5EJvH1p.png




I have no idea what to do now. Here are some images from BIOS.

When plugged in to my computer only with my boot drive connected: View: https://i.imgur.com/dltRaNV.jpg


When connected with all the rest: View: https://i.imgur.com/lVyswPS.jpeg


Current view of disklist: View: https://i.imgur.com/h3HkD3r.png




I'm willing to try whatever, just to get it to work. I have no idea what's wrong - i'm starting to suspect my USB stick at this point.
 
The images you have posted show Windows Boot Manager is located on your old Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD, not the new Kingston SSD. You need to boot to the 840 EVO SSD first, then choose the new Kingston SSD in the boot menu. You must have installed Windows to the new drive while the old boot drive was still connected.
 
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The images you have posted show Windows Boot Manager is located on your old Samsung 840 EVO 120gb SSD, not the new Kingston SSD. You need to boot to the 840 EVO SSD first, then choose the new Kingston SSD in the boot menu. You must have installed Windows to the new drive while the old boot drive was still connected.
I have done exactly as you said, I've gone as far as disconnected every SSD/HDD (SATA and Power). I then installed Windows on the new drive, to the same result. I have no clue what else to do. I'm willing to try things over again if you have any idea what it might be.
 
If your 840 EVO 120gb is the boot drive, the Kingston's SSD Manager software will install on it. It should still see the Kingston SSD, if it is showing up in Windows.
Which drives appear in "Device Manager > Disk drives"?
Are there any Yellow warning signs in Device manager?
 

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When you installed on the Kingston, was it the ONLY drive in the system?
If not, redo this install on the Kingston.

Full wipe and reinstall.
 
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When you installed on the Kingston, was it the ONLY drive in the system?
If not, redo this install on the Kingston.

Full wipe and reinstall.
Yep it was.

I've been frustrated enough, went to return the SSD telling them it was broken. They accepted it, no hassle. Bought a new SSD, a Crucial 500GB one - worked like a charm on the first install. Thanks for the help guys!
 

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