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NUC8i7BEH wont boot my sata drive.

BLamp
Beginner
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New build, installed ram and sata ssd. Updated to the latest bios using F7 method. In the Bios screen I can see the SSD under devices, but I cant select it as a boot option. Only boot options shown are 2 ethernet devices. Can anyone help explain what bios settings need to be adjusted for it to recognize the drive? Thank you!

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PeterNUC
New Contributor I
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I think, you need to install an OS first. Then BIOS will start recognizing it as a bootable option.

BLamp
Beginner
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What if the drive already had an OS installed from another build? ​

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @BLamp​ 

  1. If the Windows was installed in other computer (in other slot), then this SSD may not be bootable.
  2. First, please describe your configuration that we can help you:
  3. What model of SSD are your using?
  4. Was Windows installed in other computer?
  5. Was Windows installed with UEFI boot and partition or in Legacy mode?
  6. The Bios in your NUC should be set to default setting. With those settings, correctly installed Windows should be bootable.

 

Leon

 

BLamp
Beginner
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Thanks, I appreciate your assistance.

 

The Model of the SSD is Samsung 850 Evo 250GB. Yes, windows was installed on the other computer in Legacy mode. I have restored the Nuc Bios to default settings but it still wont recognize the drive to boot.

 

Is there anything you can suggest?

 

 

 

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi @BLamp (Customer)​ 

  1. I don't have NUC8i7BEH so, I can't check it by my self. However in my NUC8i7HVK, I don't have in Bios an option for Legacy Boot and only UEFI boot option is available. You may check in Bios if your NUC can boot from legacy Boot.
  2. I suggest that you install this SSD in the computer where the installation was done and verify that the SSD is working. Then prepare full backup (image) of this drive.
  3. In order to enable your SSD to boot in UEFI bios, the partition should be changed from MBR to GPT. This is done very easy with mbr2gpt command: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-convert-mbr-disk-gpt-move-bios-uefi-windows-10 Ensure that your Windows is updated to version 1809.
  4. It is not clear for me if your SSD is mounted in M.2 connector or it is 2.5" type? Samsung 850 Evo 250GB can be each of this two types.
  5. If changing the partition to GPT will not give positive result, probably you need to reinstall your system in the new computer, this time with UEFI boot and partition.

 

Leon

 

David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello BLamp, Thank you for posting on the Intel ® communities. Were you able to check LWAKSMAN'S post? Let me know if you need more assistance. Regards, David V Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
David_V_Intel
Employee
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Hello BLamp,

 

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

 

 

Regards,

David V

Intel Customer Support Technician

Under Contract to Intel Corporation

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