I got a new computer a few days ago. Everything was working fine. Then I decided to install a few more parts (DVD reader, an old HDD, etc..) + a brand new NVMe Samsung 970 drive.
The computer is supposed to boot off the Corsair NVMe drive on slot M2_1, and indeed it is in boot option #1
Yet it doesn't work. So I remove the most obvious culprit, the new NMVe drive, the Samsung one. And my computer boots with no issue. Both DVD readers work, the old HDD drive works.
I tried preinstalling the Windows drivers for the Samsung drive, but those don't install if you don't have the drive plugged in.
I checked Samsung documentation and they say this: "Windows Operating System shall successfully load the driver only when Samsung NVMe SSD 970 PRO, 970 EVO, 960 PRO, 960 EVO or 950 PRO is installed to
- PCIe slot directly connected to CPU or
- M.2 or PCIe slot connected to PCH.
However, in the PCH case, Windows Operating System can not load the driver under following BIOS configurations where
- PCH Storage Configuration is set to “Raid Mode, or
- NAND/Storage Remapping option* is enabled *The option name can be different according to M/B manufacturers. "
I didn't find the "NAND/Storage remapping option" if it exists in my MSI Bios.
So, I'm at a loss there...is there any way to make it work ?