Can't seemingly boot to my new SSD :(

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Turtleback217

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Could my AB350 Pro4 Motherboard not support UEFI boot to the SSD drive?

I just bought an ssd (Samsung SSD Internal 860 EVO 2.5" (1 To)), I'm able to install windows on it but once it's installed, it restarts the computer and goes directly to the BIOS (or to the start of the installation if I leave my USB key plugged in).

When I go to the BIOS to change the Boot priorities, all I see is UEFI: Built-in EFI Shell, and Disabled. Is it my mobo? Does someone know anything about this?

Thank you so much
 

crjdriver

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You are installing from a usb you made with the media creation tool correct?

Do the following;
1 On a working system, connect the samsung drive
2 Download and install the samsung magician software
3 Have the software secure erase the drive
4 Pull the drive and install on your system
5 Make sure the samsung drive is the ONLY drive installed when you install windows
6 Clear cmos with the clear jumper for a minimum of 10 seconds. Return the jumper to the normal position
7 Now install windows. Once the install is done, shutdown and connect any other drives ie hard disk, etc
 

Turtleback217

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Hi crjdriver, thank you for the comprehensive answer. I'm trying to do all this but the magician software doesn't seem to see my ssd (see screenshot) :unsure:...

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Does the bios on the working system recognize the ssd? If so, you can use the clean command in diskpart to wipe the drive. Be sure of what disk you select; once you clean a disk with the clean command, ALL data is gone. Again be sure of what you are doing. Here is a link that explains the command prompt and diskpart;
https://www.diskpart.com/diskpart/clean-disk-4125.html
 

Turtleback217

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Ah. I did do that a couple of times already =/
Would the cmos clearing make a difference?
 

crjdriver

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If your bios is in legacy mode, that will return it to uefi mode.
You did not answer; does the bios on the working system "See" your drive?
 

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OK, try again. Have only the ssd drive connected to the system. Pull the pw connectors from any other drives. Boot with a windows install usb and be sure you delete ALL partitions on the drive during setup. When you are finished, reboot. If all is well, then shutdown and reconnect any drives you disconnected. Again reboot and make sure all is well.
 
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