I have recently purchased a brand new pc that which I have just finished building myself. The specs are as follows:

  • Corsair 750D Case
  • EVGA Classified 4-way motherboard
  • 16gb(2x8) G.Skill trident Z 3200mhz ram
  • i7 6700k
  • 2TB WD HDD for storage
  • 512gb Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD
  • Corsair H115i GT AIO Liquid Cooler
  • Corsair HX850i Power Supply

I am trying to install windows 10 pro via a usb. On first boot it was no problem I successfully entered the bios enabled the m.2 port on my motherboard for my Samsung 950 ssd, and set the USB as the boot priority so that I could install windows. Upon restarting the computer to install my OS, I am met with a black screen with a blinking underscore in the top left corner.

I turned off the machine and removed the 950 pro SSD and it successfully booted off the USB and the installation wizard came up with no issue. I then shutdown the machine and reinstalled the 950 pro m.2 ssd, and once again i get the black screen with a blinking underscore. Note that the first screen that i see is the black screen and blinking underscore, I do not even get to see the BIOS splash screen, nor am I able to enter the bios when I have the m.2 ssd installed into my motherboard.

Thank you in advanced for your help.

  • Driver <----Here is the driver you will need once installed. Also what guielines did you follow install here is a nice post right Here – NetworkKingPin May 17 '16 at 5:27
  • @NetworkKingPin I cannot install. Having the m.2 ssd in my motherboard causes a black screen and a blinking cursor, so i cannot proceed and or anything. – Sylvoo May 17 '16 at 5:35
  • Have you tried Migrating your os to the SSD? Using the Magician Software These M2 ssds seem to be tricky I have yet to play with one yet but may try and purchase one here soon. – NetworkKingPin May 17 '16 at 5:45
  • Since you specifically have Samsung 950 Pro (which is NVMe not standard SATA) - try some guide that people have made tinkertry.com/… for one example. From what I can see, a lot of BIOS changes may be needed. Do go through and see how you go. – Darius May 17 '16 at 6:52

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