Question Windows won't boot after removing graphics card ?

KingKhan248

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So I upgraded my pc to a whole new system two days ago, but I've been waiting to get a new gpu since they're sold out everywhere. I kept the storage from my old pc along with the boot drive, but when I powered up the system it wouldn't boot into windows. After some quick research I found a solution: change the boot setting from UEFI to CSM and that did the trick.

Now I sold my gpu and I am waiting to get my hands on an rtx 3080 when they come into stock, but for now I'm not doing much gaming so intel graphics are fine. The only things I did was remove the gpu and plug the display into my mobo, and now my pc once again won't boot into windows. I have the same boot drive and I double checked using the hardware monitor in the bios that all my drives are being detected. I checked to see if my motherboard had reverted to UEFI again and it had, so I set it to CSM again since that worked the second time.

My pc restarted and this time my monitor wouldn't even display the bios and I got a no input detected message. I reset the mobo by removing the cmos battery, and tried again. Once again I booted into the bios so I restarted the pc and spammed f11 to select my boot device but there wasn't one, there was only an option to go into the settings. I set UEFI back to CSM once again and this time when the pc reset I got a message saying something along the lines of your graphics device doesn't support the settings (I'm guessing it meant the CSM) and then it reverted and sent me back to the bios.

I have no clue what to do and I don't know why windows wont boot anymore. My boot drive is still connected and the pc still sees it but I can't boot into windows. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Specs:
Cpu: Intel i7 10700k

Mobo: Msi mpg z490 gaming plus

Cpu cooler: cooler master masterliquid ml240l rgb v2

Ram: Corsair vengeance 16gb 3200 MHz

Power supply: Evga 850 G+ gold rated

Gpu: Gtx 1080 rog strix

Storage: 1 tb samsung m.2 ssd

Boot drive: sandisk 250gb sata ssd

Case: Lian Li Lancool ll mesh rgb
 

KingKhan248

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" I kept the storage from my old pc along with the boot drive, but when I powered up the system it wouldn't boot into windows. "

You did not do a clean Windows install?
No, but like I said it worked fine when my graphics card was the video output device. It only boots into windows when the bios is set to CSM mode but I can't boot like that off intel graphics. I'm completely stuck