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pcie nvme won't boot?


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Jan 14, 2021
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i got this old computer dell optiplex 7010 and i put a pcie 1 tb intel ssd into it, and i got a usb win 10 installation stick, and i keep installing windows on it but the computer is refusing to boot from the drive. it sees it just fine but it fails to boot from it. is the motherboard the problem because its too old?
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Can you enter the bios and see the drive boot sequence?


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Probably too old as its 3rd generation Intel. 4th gen allowed for m.2 boot.
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Jan 14, 2021
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hey. Yeah the motherboard was the problem, which is a complete pain in the ass because gpart messed up and made me loose half my data in the second time coping stuff over. I still cant get it to boot even on the right motherboard because now all the windows stuff is botched.

i guess ill try to get easeus os migration because i dont trust gpart after it deleted half my data while coping it. but now i gotta install windows on something