Salvaging components from old desktop because of fried PSU (Repair and Select Proper Boot Device Problem)

Good day,

Yesterday smoke came out of my external USB sound card then fried my PSU and motherboard.
Now, while I was testing out the RAM. BIOS can clearly detect them and tells me I have 8GB memory. Btw, I'm testing this on another working system. I swapped the RAM from the fried mobo to the working one. With working PSU and other components as well. Whenever I boot "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device" shows up. I've already cleaned the RAM, the RAM slot and check all the cables. BIOS detects the SSD as well. So I don't think I have problem with my SSD. Lastly, I went back and plugged my old RAM to my working mobo and still, I'm still getting this "Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device" error.
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  1. You can't just take a boot drive from one computer, put in another and expect it to boot.
    There are several BIOS settings that need to be matched between the systems -
    sata controller mode (ahci/ide/raid) + boot mode (uefi or legacy/csm).
    And even then it's not guaranteed to boot into OS (because of difference between required drivers in those systems).

    So - if you want to use your SSD as a boot drive on another system, you'll have to reinstall windows.
    Reply to SkyNetRising
  2. try booting the swapped hdd in uefi mode. you can usually boot windows that was installed on another pc ive done it a few times i always ran into problems though its best to reinstall windows when getting new mobo or like you are doing getting another hdd from another pc
    Reply to Skipping-Bear
  3. No no no. Maybe my explanation above is just unclear. I am using the same SSD with the same Mobo on my working system. The only thing that I am using from my "Fried" system are 2 RAM sticks. Swapped the RAM on my working PC. Then upon swapping it back again to the original RAM sticks that I'm using. Same error appears.
    Reply to BuboyIX
  4. What are full specs of old "fried" system and new "working" system?
    Reply to SkyNetRising
  5. Update: I don't what the heck happened last time but the RAM seems to work now.There are two things that I guess are "fried", the Mobo and the PSU.
    Reply to BuboyIX
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