[SOLVED] NVMe drive not bootable

im_wibz

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Feb 24, 2016
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Hi everybody

I ran into the weirdest problem while building a pc for my sister.
After everything was put together, I went to install windows, only to find out the nvme drive I installed wasn’t detected by windows.
Next thing I did is go to the bios to try and figure out the problem, and I noticed the drive is recognized as a storage device by the bios, but its not a bootable device.

System specs:
i9-12900KF
Asus prime z690-P
Adata SX8200 pro 2tb

A picture of the bios EZ mode screen

Anyone with a solution?
 
In UEFI mode drive gets presented as bootable device only after it has bootloader installed on it.
So - you have to install windows first. Only then it becomes bootable.

BTW - what windows version are you trying to install?
Hope - not windows 7 ? Windows 7 needs specific hotfixes, nvme drivers and USB drivers integrated into installation, before it can be installed onto modern hardware.
 

im_wibz

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Feb 24, 2016
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In UEFI mode drive gets presented as bootable device only after it has bootloader installed on it.
So - you have to install windows first. Only then it becomes bootable.

BTW - what windows version are you trying to install?
Hope - not windows 7 ? Windows 7 needs specific hotfixes, nvme drivers and USB drivers integrated into installation, before it can be installed onto modern hardware.
Im trying to install windows 10

The thing is when im trying to install windows 10 the drive wont show up in the partition selection screen.

Cant get my head around this
 

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