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  1. masn07

    masn07 Thread Starter

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    Hello, I recently bought a Samsung 970 Evo 500GB and attempted to install it. I pretty much went in without any real guidance and I'm pretty certain I ended up wiping my C: drive (Intel 600p series 128GB SSD) while messing with the BIOS. Whenever I turn my pc on now, it just says "Reboot and select proper boot device..." I can get into BIOS and that's it, otherwise I can't use my computer at all. I'm not as knowledgable as I want to be when it comes to the inside of a computer but I know a little bit. If you could help it would be much appreciated, thank you!

    As of now my issues are:
    -Reinstalling OS onto the 970
    -Figuring out where to place 970 so it's compatible with everything and runs properly
    -Figuring out whether or not I can use the Intel 128gb SSD with my 970

    I've read my mb's manual on the SATA, M.2, PCIe but it's a tad confusing for me so it's not much help.

    My specs
    MB: MSI Z170A Gaming M5
    CPU: i7 6700K
    RAM: 8GB 3000Mhz
    PSU: 1000w
    SATA1: SanDisk X400 512GB SSD
    SATA2: Toshiba 3TB HDD
    M.2 1: Intel 600p Series 128GB

    Boot order
    1: HARD DISK
    2: CDROM
    3: USB HD
    4: USB CD
    5: USB KEY
    6: USB FLOPPY
    7: NETWORK

    If there's any more information you may need just let me know

    I also have a Windows 10 recovery disc that I received from CyberPower when I got my PC that I put in an external optical drive to try and install on the 970 but I'm just not sure how to.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    For boot order select USB CD. It should boot your external optical drive.
     
  3. masn07

    masn07 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the response! I set USB CD to be first but when I reboot it sends me back to the BIOS. Any idea on how to get around that?
     
  4. lunarlander

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    Did you get any error messages from the BIOS ?
     
  5. crjdriver

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    If you are going to install windows on a nvme type drive, pull the pw connectors from ALL other drives. Windows setup will install the boot files to the first drive connected to a sata port; with all other drives disconnected, setup has no choice but to install all files to the nvme drive.
    Do the following;
    1 Make the bootable usb install. Go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and download the media creation tool. Make the usb
    2 Enter the bios and disable any fast boot option. Read your manual as to where this is located. Note the quick boot key will not work with fast boot enabled
    3 Save settings and restart with the bootable install usb inserted in a usb port
    4 During POST, hit the F11 key to access the quick boot menu. Select your usb [Note I never use msi boards however I think it is the F11 key, again read your manual]
    5 Install windows. When you are completely finished with the install, shutdown and reconnect whatever drives you disconnected
    6 After you install your drivers ie chipset, lan, sound, etc, be sure and install the samsung nvme driver [download this from the samsung support page] It makes quite a difference in read/write speeds on my system [using a 960 nvme drive]
     
  6. crjdriver

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    BTW the speed of a samsung nvme drive is almost unbelievable. My ryzen system boots in 4~5 seconds after POST; about 10 seconds from hitting the pw ON button [that is with fast boot disabled]
     
  7. crjdriver

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    One last item. I just looked at the support page for your motherboard. There are numerous bios updates that address nvme issues. I would consider updating the bios to the latest one prior to attempting the tasks outlined in post #5.

    If you update the bios be sure you read and FULLY understand the flashing procedure. While a bios update is not not difficult, an incorrect flash can render your motherboard unbootable ie junk.
     
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