23 months ago
This is my first build in a while. First time with an SSD. I picked the ASUS Z370-A mobo and the Samsung 960 EVO 250 gb drive. I can't get the BIOS to recognize the drive as a bootable device. I loaded Win 10, and it works fine. On each reboot, it defaults to F1 setup. When I go into setup and pick the windows boot manager from the top of the boot priority list, it boots into windows.
I tried calling ASUS and after 4 chats and many changes to the BIOS settings, they gave up, thinking it's a drive problem. I tried calling Samsung and they think (as I), there's nothing wrong with the drive.
There's some combination of BIOS setting that I'm missing.
I have it in the M.2_1 slot with configuration set to PCIE.
I installed win 10 many times with CSM disabled and enabled, with the Secure Boot on different configurations, with Key Management keys clear and not. I tired the other M.2_2 slot with x2/x4 combinations. Cleared CMOS a few times. Took out the battery. The closest I can get is booting to the BIOS.
I'm sure someone has this MB and SSD and got it to work. What BIOS setting are you using. Thanks for any help.