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[SOLVED] Installer does not see the NVMe drive

nhutnn
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Re: [SOLVED] Installer does not see the NVMe drive

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Post by nhutnn » Fri May 10, 2019 8:04 am

Thanks, @fehlix!

A quick Google search leads to a YouTube clip (with a link to the instructions in the description):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ngnIKqPOc4

It is much better than reinstalling the OS.

Post here for those who may run into the same issue when installing MX.

Appreciate your help, everyone!

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Re: [SOLVED] Installer does not see the NVMe drive

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Post by fehlix » Fri May 10, 2019 2:42 pm

nhutnn wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 8:04 am
It is much better than reinstalling the OS.
Yes, that's the way. Here how it was described recently within the forum:
Change SATA RAID to AHCI with pre-installed Windows wrote:
Change SATA RAID to AHCI with pre-installed Windows

One crucial point to fix at the beginning with would be to change SATA Operation setting from RAID to AHCI,
which can be done within the System-BIOS setup
under Settings -> System Configuration -> SATA Operation

Unfortunately when you go into BIOS-setup (Press F2 or press F12) and change SATA Operation from RAID to AHCI the next time you boot into the pre-installed Windows it will give you an unfriendly Error and you cannot boot into Windows, because Windows was installed with enabled RAID mode.
The Dell maintenance system will probably automatically get opened but it could also not "fix" the issue either.

The only way I have managed to fix it and without re-installing Windows would be this way:
Before you change from RAID to AHCI - or if you have already - change back to RAID.

- Boot into Windows normally with RAID enabled.
- Enable next Windows Boot into "Safeboot minimal" this way:
-- Open cmd command line "DOS-box" as Administrator
-- set next boot to minimal safeboot: type

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bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal
-- Now reboot and this is the tricky bit
Press F2 or F12 when you see the Dell-logo to go into system-BIOS setup
Change from RAID to AHCI under Settings -> System Configuration -> SATA Operation
Press Apply -> Exit
-- Now reboot into Windows again and reset to normal boot:
-- Open cmd command line DOS-box again as Adminstrator:

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bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot
Now reboot and check that you can boot into Windows normally with AHCI SATA Operation.
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