I recently built a new Skylake PC (i7-6700k) using your new Intel 750 PCIe 4x NVMe SSD. I'm using the Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 mobo and I've upgraded the BIOS to version 4F. I managed to install the OS with little real difficulty but when I turn my PC on, it always boots to BIOS. I can then save and exit despite making no changes and it will then boot to Win10. How do I get it to boot to Windows directly?
[edit....] I've attached my SSD log file just in case it's needed.
It seems something in the Motherboard may not set properly, and this causes your system to go back to BIOS at boot.
I reviewed the SSD log you sent and it looks fine, so this condition seems to be related the Motherboard and BIOS.
We do not have the details about the configuration required by your system, however, you can find examples of BIOS configuration in the following document:
http://www.intel.com/support/ssdc/hpssd/sb/CS-035481.htm Intel® High Performance Solid-State Drives — Booting an NVMe* PCI Express* Solid State Drive
Spent almost the whole day fiddling with BIOS settings and still have no luck having it boot directly to windows. The OS is installed and boots the machine just fine, but it always goes to BIOS first.
Do you have any plans to update your support document to include Z170 motherboards?
Not quite sure I understand the question. Are you asking if my BIOS is saving its settings like the battery may be dead? The date/time in BIOS is present and all information is stored just fine.
Once you configure the BIOS and save the changes, the system should be able to boot from the Intel® SSD 750 Series after shutdown or restarts.
At this time, the documentation we have available is for motherboards using the X99 and Z97 chipsets. Our best recommendation is to review the examples for Gigabyte motherboards that are mentioned in the document linked before and use them as a reference.
We will forward your feedback about updating the documentation to include Z170 motherboards.
If the issue persists, you might want to contact Gigabyte support so they can help you determine any issue specific to your Motherboard.
I wanted to update the thread to say that the beta BIOS upgrade available on the Gigabyte website seems to have fixed the problems I was having. I have only rebooted 3 times so far, but each time it has booted directly to Windows10.
Thank you for the update, we are glad to know the issue was resolved with the BIOS update. This will be very useful for other users as well.
mmy bios is updated to F5, the most recent, and still no luck. I can't even install windows. It says I need to "enable the controller"...????? I can't even see the Intel 750 under Boot Options. I can only see it under Peripherals. NVMe configuration under Peripherals is blank.