Not sure if I’m missing something here. Thought I’d best throw this problem to the experts, I’ve taken some screens shots to help better explain what I’m working with and what I’ve tried.
I have a P8Z77-V LX motherboard and recently (blindly) decided to purchase an Intel 750 SSD unknowing of the problems which may lie ahead.
As the SSD arrived and my excitement grew I thought I best do a quick check and see if there is anything in the bios I need to check first (last minute I know). To my dismay I came to across a feature NVMe to which my motherboard doesn’t support. Thankfully I found this place so all is not lost :). After reading a few guides I decided that a modded bios was in order and that NVMeExpressDxE was required. But after a few attempts at flashing the modded bios It appeared the protection was to great on the Asus board so I turned to a CH341a bios chip programmer.
After popping the bios chip and finding the correct orientation along with tools / drivers to operate the CH341a, everything appeared to work. I returned the chip with modded bios (added NVMeExpressDxE) to my motherboard. It booted up and everything was looking fine. So finally I get to insert my new (used :D) Intel 750 SSD.
I place it in the black PCIe slot on the board (I don’t believe it matters which slot?) and boot it up. I’m greeted with windows 10, obviously the previous owner wasn’t to bothered about cleaning the drive. I take a quick peek on my computer just to check the drive size and there it is 377gb. I now decide to do a clean install of windows (having just recently purchased windows 10 enterprise in preperation). I create my windows 10 USB pen and reboot. Upon reaching the select your drive bit during installation I hit a wall.
I wasn’t sure what to do so I did a quick google and found my self following the instructions laid out by a youtuber to fix this issue. I cleaned the drive.
Now upon returning to the previous create partition screen I’m greeted with a different error
"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. Ensure that the disk’s controller is enabled". After scouring the net for fixes and trying several different bios settings to no avail I’m a bit stumped here. Here are some screens shots of the bios settings I have tried.
Intel 750 PCIe menu
I have tried installing the Intel 750’s drivers which came on disk (It says these drivers are for windows 7 but I thought it was worth a shot) but they didn’t help.
Attached is the modded bios I used which is the original v2501 with NVMeExpressDxE.ffs and satadriver90.ffs added. Removed MAC and UUID.
Any help appreciated, thanks for reading!
backupNoMac.rar (3.9 MB)