[SOLVED] Nvme SSD to usb 3.0 adapter

Jan 4, 2022
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My m.2 slot on my motherboard board broke. I thought no big deal and bought an m.2 NVME SSD to usb 3.0 adapter. When I try to boot windows off of it it just gives me a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
(Note that the ssd still works)

I tried changing my motherboard from legacy to UEFI and vice versa.
Is there some setup I have to do with the adapter in bios?
Specs: gigabyte ds3h B450
Radeon powercolor Rx 570
16gb ram
Windows 11
 
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My m.2 slot on my motherboard board broke. I thought no big deal and bought an m.2 NVME SSD to usb 3.0 adapter. When I try to boot windows off of it it just gives me a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
Wrong adapter.
Use M.2 PCIE adapter instead.
Install it into second PCIE x16 slot in your motherboard.

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wait.... if the OP sets the boot device in the BIOS correctly for the USB device, shouldn't it boot from it? just like a windows installation USB drive? I don't understand we go straight to the conclusion without even trying.

can you try to go into the temporary boot menu (F12?) and select the boot partition?
 
My m.2 slot on my motherboard board broke. I thought no big deal and bought an m.2 NVME SSD to usb 3.0 adapter. When I try to boot windows off of it it just gives me a blank screen with a blinking cursor.
(Note that the ssd still works)

I tried changing my motherboard from legacy to UEFI and vice versa.
Is there some setup I have to do with the adapter in bios?
Specs: gigabyte ds3h B450
Radeon powercolor Rx 570
16gb ram
Windows 11
Just what I see on this machine.

I clone my internal disk to an ext disk connected via usb.
I tell the bios to boot from the ext.....won't boot.
I mount the ext disk internal.
I tell the bios to boot from the cloned disk.....boots fine.
I connect the disk via usb again.
Won't boot.

This use to work fine and now it does not.
I have to guess that some winupd blocks the ext boot.