Windows 10: Unable to load Windows from M.2 SSD

Discus and support Unable to load Windows from M.2 SSD in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I just purchased my first M.2 SSD. It's a 1 GB SSD and I'm trying to move everything from my current 250 GB SSD (including Windows) to the new SSD. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by TeamMM3, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. TeamMM3 Win User

    Unable to load Windows from M.2 SSD


    I just purchased my first M.2 SSD. It's a 1 GB SSD and I'm trying to move everything from my current 250 GB SSD (including Windows) to the new SSD. I have no problem moving everything to it. The problem I'm having is that my computer won't boot from it. I've used both Minitool Partition and EaseUS Todo Backup.

    In Minitool I choose migrate OS to SSD, option B, then click apply. What it creates can be seen below. It splits the drive into three partitions. I'm not sure if the Windows (MUnable to load Windows from M.2 SSD :) should have a little windows icon next to it like my C drive or if that is only the harddrive currently running windows. Either way, I set the new SSD to load first however it doesn't load and instead loads from the C drive.

    When I tried to use EaseUS, I started by just cloning my entire C drive to the new SSD. I was still unable to load windows from the new harddrive. I then found the system clone option however when selecting it and choosing the new SSD it says not enough unallocated space on the target disk. I have made sure to delete everything from the SSD however I cannot get this message to go away.

    I've spent hours trying to find a solution but none have helped yet. Any help would be appreciated!

    My motherboard is a Gigabyte Z270XP-SLI-CF in case it isn't in my signature.

    Unable to load Windows from M.2 SSD [​IMG]


    :)
     
    TeamMM3, Jun 20, 2019
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  2. DarkEstra Win User

    unable to install windows on M.2

    Hello
    i have m.2 960 evo installed on Gigabyte z270-Ultra Gaming
    so i did the AHCI thingy from the bios
    and it detect the m.2
    but when i try to install windows
    it reachs to the page where i should make partition and start installing
    it says u unable to install windows on this partition and i should enable m.2 from bios
    tried the UEFI and legacy
    nothing happend
    so what is the solution here
     
    DarkEstra, Jun 20, 2019
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  3. Lagged Win User
    M.2 SSD not being able to boot from it, windows doesn't recognise.


    Ok, this is what happened after all the comments and suggestions, @Dude: Thanx for the video, my mb had non e of those settings, it had the raid/option memory gene or achi. Can only choose one or the other. @Saltgrass, my settings did point out auto and enabled the pcie x4, gen 3. I did an bios flash as suggested, because my bios was not the latest version, after a reformat the m.2 was picked up, still cant install OS onto it as it states legacy not found, removed my dvd rom from the sata port to another, and the drive was found and installed. Only issue now is that it's still not my OS drive but it at least now works and is installed, but on the Intel rst drive the obtain memory gene option to enable is greyed out, and shows as disabled. However the program lists the M.2 and it is working 100%,. I installed overwhatch onto it, it performs perfectly. But will update the intel driver tonight and see if that makes any difference. Seems the bios flash enabled the settings listed by @Dude that was not present pre-flash.

    So the m.2 drive works. I can game off it and install omnto it. Can not install windows on it, gene memmory is enabled, pcie x4 is on and on auto detect, Motherbaord lists all the drives connected, motherboard ahs been updated to latest bios. After flash new settings became available, m.2 is now on memmory gene enabled not achi, windows os is enabled and fast boost is enabled, intel rst is installed and lists all the ssds and the m.2, however the m.2 on memmory gene is dissabled and the option to enable is greyed out. Will update the driver as Essenbe suggested of the m.2 and see if anything changes. Thank you all for the help, I can now atleast use my m.2
     
    Lagged, Jun 20, 2019
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  4. BUG
    bug Win User

    Unable to load Windows from M.2 SSD

    Unable to boot from old ssd after installing M.2

    Yes, I've heard before that sticking in a NVMe SSD should not preclude the usage of the associated SATA ports. However, that's not what the manual of my motherboard says. And that's why I suggested the OP reads his manual - Idk how that mobo works.
     
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