Build Advice Working computer stops booting once I hook up my SSD.

Jul 11, 2021
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Z390 Auros Pro Wifi
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Just rebuilt my computer. This time around I'm booting from an M.2 drive. Everything works great. I turn it off and hook up my SSD, which I know is good because it's the same drive I've been using for years. Hit the power button, the RGB lights flash red once and then the whole thing goes completely dead. Unhook the SSD and it works again. What's going wrong? My only guess is that since the SSD also has windows on it it's causing the computer to hang up. With the SSD installed I can't get into the boot menu, it doesn't make it that far before crashing.
 
Jul 11, 2021
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It's SATA 3.
I have not as those are also buried, wanted to see if I could get an idea of what's wrong before wrestling that bear of a card out.
I'll give that a shot.
 

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