Question PC won't boot/USB ports don't function with new NVME installed


Jun 15, 2012
Hi all,

I attempted to install my new NVME drive today, but I've run into an issue with getting my PC to boot. I have attempted to install my NVME drive into both M.2 slots on my motherboard, and in both instances, the PC will get to the "Press F2 to start BIOS" screen, but will not go anywhere further. As far as I can tell, when the NVME is installed, all of my USB ports do not accept input from my keyboard. When the drive is removed, the PC boots normally. I am not attempting to use the NVME as a boot drive, I am just adding it to use as a storage drive. My PC specs are below:

NVME drive: Western Digital SN550 1TB
CPU: Ryzen 3600x
Mobo: Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus
GPU: Zotac RTX 2070 Super
Ram: Team T-Force Xtreem 4133MHz 16GB (clocked to 3800MHz)
SSD/Boot Drive: Crucial MX500 1TB

Thanks so much in advance for your help!