I am again wasting my free time for a user, who hasn’t read the guide before posting his/her problem…
Nobody is able to boot off the disk drive named “PATA”, which is listed within the “BOOT” section of the BIOS after having successfully inserted the NVMe EFI module into the mainboard BIOS and disabled CSM.
This has been clearly stated by me within my Guide (= first post of this thread):
Users, who want to boot directly off the NVMe SSD, have to install the OS in UEFI mode by following “Step 4” of my Guide.
Usually they aren’t related, you boot from an RAID volume or an NVMe disk, with NVMe OS support.
If you have a specific issue you should try to explain it better, the NVMe mod is only the insertion of a DXE driver.
EDIT: That usually wont happen if the system is newly OS fresh installed, what you describe happens to a lot of users with their systems as the OS controller from AHCI to RAID has different HW ID’s, so it breaks the previous OS on the system.
Fernando explains this on one of his guides i think…or a the least i know that he warns users about it very often on several posts.
i remember i asked same question years ago, it’s not i am boot from a raid volume, it’s i moded my sabertooth z87 and my asrock f"something" z77, it work normaly, but after i set the intel sata controller to raid mode(normaly is ahci mode), then the mother board won’t boot, it just black screen when power up, no self check, everything is not working, like “a mother board with a damanged bios chip”
I added Samsung 980 with PCIe x16 adapter.
Unfortunately cannot boot with it ,even if BIOS show “Unknow HDD”.
Boot with W10 install (USB thumb) and can choose it for install but message is “Windows cannot be installed on this disk , your computer cannot boot with it”.
It’s recognized by W10 and i can clone W10 SATA => NVMe ,but still cannot boot with it .
HDTune return only 800Mb/s ,no more.
You people like to get in trouble and mess it all.
Perform a clean OS install in GPT (NO MBR), delete all partitions from the NVMe disk during OS setup destination drive, select now the RAW disk, install, done.
The NVMe being recognized in Windows is not a surprise at all, when not a system boot drive its just a regular storage NVMe disk.
I tried to use tab to insert the module. However, both “Save Image” and “Save Image as” complains about “Error in Saving”, and the saved image file is empty (0 byte).
I have tried to run the program in Windows 7 compatibility mode, the result is the same.
The BIOS file is here ThinMiniN3160Quad17.rar, which is located at “EFI/BOOT/BS00A282.BIN”.
I have tried UEFITool to insert the module, it does not complain. However, the BIOS file contains some pad-file and I do not know the modified BIOS is correct.
Many thanks for guide. I successfully inject NVMe boot support to my Asus H81M motherboard, i5-4460, even without OS Windows 8.1 reinstall ( OS was clonned from old drive to nvme). But after this change computer cannot enter to sleep, nor power of. PC restart itself instead of shut down. Will OS reinstall help ?