Question Windows 10 Installation On SATA SSD Doesn’t Work

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
So I just bought a new gaming rig and assembled it. (Specs down bellow)

I want to install windows 10 on my ssd, but the problem is that after installing windows on the ssd it restarts and goes back into the windows set-up.
Also when I’m in the bios before the windows installation my ssd gets detected in the boot priority but after I install windows on it there is no ssd being detected, only
the usb Stick with the Windows install media.

The windows media is not the problem since I successfully installed windows 10 on my hdd (Same gaming rig, just unplugged the hdd),
also when I was on the desktop my ssd got detected and worked.

I looked everywhere for answers but can’t seem to find one. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated since I’m stuck in a loop of errors. Thanks in advance.

Things I tried:
-Changed CSM (Compatibility Support Module) to Enabled (UEFI only + UEFI drivers first) CSM Disabled, CSM Auto.
-Secure Boot: OS Type Windows UEFI Mode.
-Deleting keys. -SATA Configuration Mode to AHCI.
-Enabled all SATA Ports. -Converted the SSD to GPT format.
-Changing port slots for the ssd (although it gets recognized before installing the os).

Pictures of the BIOS settings (Note that some settings were changed in order to try and slove the problem
View: https://imgur.com/a/VinbNar


SPECS:
Rog Strix B450-F Gaming
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core processor
16gb DDR 4 3200mhz ram
Gtx 1070 ftw 8gb
2tb hdd 460gb
SanDisk 480 gb Sata ssd
 
so, disable fastboot, u dont need it if u dont have os working yet (as it skips some stuffs), csm can be disabled if its new system
disconnect both hardrives, keep just ssd connected
insert bootable usb, install windows now
once done and booted to windows, u can connect both harddrives back, change bootorder if it gets messed up after adding drives
once done and windows boots, u can enable fastboot
 

Mtop

Notable
Nov 21, 2019
655
65
1,040
35
Aftert installation of windows you need to remove USB, should now see drive. If not switch in bios with usb installer removed.
If you formatted UEFI you can boot either CSM/UEFI if you formatted NTFS you have to boot in CSM mode.
 

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
Aftert installation of windows you need to remove USB, should now see drive. If not switch in bios with usb installer removed.
If you formatted UEFI you can boot either CSM/UEFI if you formatted NTFS you have to boot in CSM mode.
so, disable fastboot, u dont need it if u dont have os working yet (as it skips some stuffs), csm can be disabled if its new system
disconnect both hardrives, keep just ssd connected
insert bootable usb, install windows now
once done and booted to windows, u can connect both harddrives back, change bootorder if it gets messed up after adding drives
once done and windows boots, u can enable fastboot
I did everything you listed, still, after the installation I take out the flash drive there are no boot options listed, here is a link to my current settings I used before installing the windows + after installation (no boot options)

View: https://imgur.com/a/iHbdSuh
 

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
So what's under boot option priorites.
I also had a brain fart in my post. I ment to sat UEFI if you formatted GPT.
Before installing the os on the ssd I can see my SATA SSD and the usb flash drive, after installing the os on the ssd the ssd disappears from the boot options, basically it won’t recognize it as a bootable device after installing windows on it
 
this is rather silly question from me...but did u try left it to boot on its own?
like when u startup pc, not touching anything at all
what it will do?
in default state it will search for efi partition, once it founds it, stores boot path to bios both cache located in bios nand storage, then reboots and then windows will boot
if it enters bios on its own, then u have ssd issue
 

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
this is rather silly question from me...but did u try left it to boot on its own?
like when u startup pc, not touching anything at all
what it will do?
in default state it will search for efi partition, once it founds it, stores boot path to bios both cache located in bios nand storage, then reboots and then windows will boot
if it enters bios on its own, then u have ssd issue
Well if I don’t touch anything after the installation is done on the ssd, the pc reboots and goes into windows set up again, if I shut the pc down after that it doesn’t display the ssd in bios anymore .. :/
Sometimes when I take the usb Stick out i get this message „reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key“.
 
if I shut the pc down after that it doesn’t display the ssd in bios anymore .. :/
no need shutting it down if usb loads, just remove usb and hit reset button

Sometimes when I take the usb Stick out i get this message „reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key“.
sometimes means not always, what else do you see when stick is not inserted and its about to boot? mainboard logo? black screen?
 

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
no need shutting it down if usb loads, just remove usb and hit reset button


sometimes means not always, what else do you see when stick is not inserted and its about to boot? mainboard logo? black screen?
well anyway, boot from usb , dont click on install, select repair this comuter, then click troubleshoot, then command prompt
type diskpart then press enter
then type list volume press enter
take picture, upload picture
Okay I will do that
 

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
no need shutting it down if usb loads, just remove usb and hit reset button


sometimes means not always, what else do you see when stick is not inserted and its about to boot? mainboard logo? black screen?
well anyway, boot from usb , dont click on install, select repair this comuter, then click troubleshoot, then command prompt
type diskpart then press enter
then type list volume press enter
take picture, upload picture
Here is the picture View: https://imgur.com/a/iNaCaAb
 
u dont have efi drive, no wonder it doesnt boot
okay u can reboot and boot from usb installer
pick your language/edition then press next
click install now
enter key or skip it to go next
accept licence term
now choose custom windows install (advanced)
here you should see only your single connected SSD drive with 2 partitions
delete both
so u will see drive 0 unallocated space
only this single line in that window, nothing else, if u see something else, delete it
click that drive 0 so its blue then press next
then report back if u still facing issues
 

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
u dont have efi drive, no wonder it doesnt boot
okay u can reboot and boot from usb installer
pick your language/edition then press next
click install now
enter key or skip it to go next
accept licence term
now choose custom windows install (advanced)
here you should see only your single connected SSD drive with 2 partitions
delete both
so u will see drive 0 unallocated space
only this single line in that window, nothing else, if u see something else, delete it
click that drive 0 so its blue then press next
then report back if u still facing issues
The thing Is that I can install windows 10 on the ssd, my problem is that after I install it my pc doesn’t load into the next part of the installation, it either boots on the windows set up (usb Stick plugged in) or in boots into bios with no available boot option (no usb Stick inserted)
 

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
u dont have efi drive, no wonder it doesnt boot
okay u can reboot and boot from usb installer
pick your language/edition then press next
click install now
enter key or skip it to go next
accept licence term
now choose custom windows install (advanced)
here you should see only your single connected SSD drive with 2 partitions
delete both
so u will see drive 0 unallocated space
only this single line in that window, nothing else, if u see something else, delete it
click that drive 0 so its blue then press next
then report back if u still facing issues
Here I posted pictures from before and after with description
View: https://imgur.com/a/ylkKE9z
 
thats rather weird
this is default windows partition layout

okay go back to diskpart
type exactly in this order:
select disk 1
convert gpt
clean
create partition efi size=260
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
create partition msr size=16
create partition primary
shrink minimum=650
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter="C"

create partition primary

format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery tools"
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
list volume
here new pictures pls
it should show 5 volumes, 4 for ssd and 1 for usb installer
u can reboot and start installing windows, it should boot, just donttouch drive partitions from windows installer :)
 
Last edited:

Brad_10

Honorable
Dec 17, 2015
33
0
10,530
0
thats rather weird
this is default windows partition layout

okay go back to diskpart
type exactly in this order:
select disk 0
clean
convert gpt
active
create partition efi size=100
format quick fs=fat32 label="System"
create partition msr size=16
create partition primary
shrink minimum=650
format quick fs=ntfs label="Windows"
assign letter="C"
create partition primary
format quick fs=ntfs label="Recovery tools"
set id="de94bba4-06d1-4d40-a16a-bfd50179d6ac"
gpt attributes=0x8000000000000001
list volume

here new pictures pls
it should show 5 volumes, 4 for ssd and 1 for usb installer
u can reboot and start installing windows, it should boot, just donttouch drive partitions from windows installer :)
I ran into a problem here;
View: https://imgur.com/a/paOGY2b
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS