I recently updated my PC with a Gigabyte Aorus Pro motherboard and the latest BIOS version (F10). I installed Windows 10 Home 64-bit on the M.2 drive (SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280).
However, every time I turn on my PC, I get an error message saying 0xc0000225. Restarting the PC once seems to fix the problem and Windows boots up normally.
When I check the BIOS/firmware setup, I don’t see the M.2 drive listed. Even after restarting from within Windows, the error message does not appear again. I have tried updating the firmware for the M.2 drive, but it did not resolve the issue. The error message only appears when I turn on the PC or when I try to use the Windows recovery tool to repair startup issues.
How can I solve this problem? Thank you.
The M.2 drive is a popular choice for many PC builders due to its small form factor and high-speed performance. However, sometimes users may encounter issues where the M.2 drive does not appear in the BIOS or firmware setup, leading to booting problems. In this blog post, we will discuss possible solutions to this issue, specifically for the Gigabyte Aorus Pro motherboard and the SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 drive.
Check BIOS Settings
The first step to solving the issue of the M.2 drive not appearing in the BIOS is to check the BIOS settings. Make sure that the M.2 drive is enabled in the BIOS and that the SATA mode is set to AHCI. If the M.2 drive is not enabled, it will not appear in the BIOS. To enable the M.2 drive, go to the “Peripherals” tab in the BIOS and select “M.2 and SATA Express Configuration.” From there, you can enable the M.2 drive and set the SATA mode to AHCI.
Update BIOS Firmware
If the M.2 drive is enabled in the BIOS but still does not appear, it may be necessary to update the BIOS firmware. Check the Gigabyte website for the latest BIOS version and download it to a USB drive. Restart the PC and enter the BIOS setup. Go to the “Q-Flash” tab and select “Update BIOS from Drive.” Choose the USB drive and select the BIOS file to update. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update. After the update, restart the PC and check if the M.2 drive appears in the BIOS.
Check M.2 Compatibility
Another possible reason for the M.2 drive not appearing in the BIOS is compatibility issues. Check the motherboard manual for compatible M.2 drives and make sure that the SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 2280 drive is listed. If it is not, it may not be compatible with the motherboard. In this case, consider using a different M.2 drive that is compatible with the motherboard.
Check M.2 Slot
If the M.2 drive is compatible with the motherboard, it may be necessary to check the M.2 slot. Make sure that the M.2 drive is properly seated in the slot and that the screw is tightened. If the M.2 drive is not properly seated, it will not appear in the BIOS. Additionally, check if there are any physical damages to the M.2 slot or the M.2 drive. If there are damages, it may be necessary to replace either the slot or the drive.
Reset BIOS Settings
If none of the above solutions work, it may be necessary to reset the BIOS settings to default. This will erase any custom settings and revert to the default settings. To reset the BIOS settings, restart the PC and enter the BIOS setup. Go to the “Save & Exit” tab and select “Load Optimized Defaults.” Save and exit the BIOS setup and restart the PC. Check if the M.2 drive appears in the BIOS.
The M.2 drive not appearing in the BIOS can be a frustrating issue for PC builders. However, with these possible solutions, it is possible to resolve the issue and get the M.2 drive to appear in the BIOS. Remember to check the BIOS settings, update the BIOS firmware, check M.2 compatibility, check the M.2 slot, and reset the BIOS settings if necessary. With these steps, you can get your PC up and running with the high-speed performance of the M.2 drive.
It sounds like there may be an issue with the way the M.2 drive is being recognized by the motherboard’s BIOS. Here are a few things you can try:
- Make sure that the M.2 drive is properly installed in the M.2 slot on the motherboard. It should be securely seated and fastened with the screw provided.
- Check the motherboard’s documentation to ensure that the M.2 slot you are using is compatible with your M.2 drive. Some motherboards have multiple M.2 slots with different capabilities (e.g. one slot may support PCIe x4, while another only supports PCIe x2).
- Check the motherboard’s BIOS settings to see if there is an option to enable the M.2 drive. This option may be located in the “Advanced” or “On-board Devices” section of the BIOS.
- If the M.2 drive is still not being recognized after trying the above steps, you may want to try a different M.2 slot on the motherboard, or use a different M.2 drive to rule out any hardware issues.
I hope these suggestions help! Let me know if you have any questions or if you need further assistance.
If you experience the first boot error only when starting your computer from a powered-off state, it could be due to a faulty connection on the new motherboard. In this case, you may need to contact Gigabyte to report the issue and request a replacement.