Windows 10: Windows Installation doesn't recognize new SSD

Discus and support Windows Installation doesn't recognize new SSD in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I got a new Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI drive. I have a X99 motherboard but it didn't have the M.2 slot so I purchased an adapter to attach the drive and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by gzt7d8, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. gzt7d8 Win User

    Windows Installation doesn't recognize new SSD


    I got a new Samsung SM951 M.2 PCI drive. I have a X99 motherboard but it didn't have the M.2 slot so I purchased an adapter to attach the drive and installed it into an open PCI slot.

    When I first installed it and boot up under the current Windows 10, I could see the drive through Disk Management.

    I disconnected the current Windows 10 version, put in the disk, booted up and selected the drive to perform a clean install. The initial copy and prepare for installation worked fine, then it needed to reboot and that's when I got the message:

    Internal hard drive not found
    No bootable devices


    When I reconnected the old hard drive and booted up, I could see the install files on the new drive, but it just won't boot to it.

    So, what do I need to do to get the PC to recognize this drive as bootable?

    Thanks,

    :)
     
    gzt7d8, Oct 30, 2015
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    Hello,

    recently my SSD crashed and even though it is recognized by the computer, it seems empty. The problem is that I upgraded a Windows 7 into a Windows 10 pro and that it was installed on the SSD. If I can't get any of the SSD's data back, do I have to buy a
    new Windows 10 ?
     
    Narcisse Nouridfer, Oct 30, 2015
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  3. SSD formating for transwer

    Sorry, but I don't know what you are referring to. The old computer had a SSD with W10. The new notebook has a UEFI type BIOS and since the old computer had a different type of BIOS that is not compatible with the new computer, the SSD that was booting perfectly
    on the old machine doesn't boot on the new computer although it is recognized.

    My question is how to make the SSD drive to boot? Is there a way of making it bootable?
     
    peter.t1013, Oct 30, 2015
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  4. pbcopter Win User

    Windows Installation doesn't recognize new SSD

    Does the drive show in the BIOS?
     
    pbcopter, Oct 30, 2015
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  5. gzt7d8 Win User
    No it doesn't appear in the bios.
    I can see the drive through file manager, and the installation files loaded to it, and I can see it in disk management too.
     
    gzt7d8, Oct 30, 2015
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    Hully, Apr 5, 2018
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