BIOS recognizes HDD, USB Boot Drive, wont load either.

My machine normally runs 24/7 and the system in its current configuration is about 3-4 months old. Today I try to log on and I get a black screen. So I reboot it and get the "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media" error.

Ok, so I go into BIOS change boot order. I had two HDDs in there a SSD and a Mechanical one, that was potentially failing (it was acting up, thing wouldn't write to it, had to fix disk a bunch).

Anyways, I unhook the one that's been acting up, and same error. I go into BIOS again, it sees the HDD is recognized, check that it's AHCI, it is. I try again, nothing. So I figure, ok let's throw on some Win 10 install media onto a USB stick and see if we can fix anything. I put it in, check to see if BIOS recognizes it, sure does, try to boot from it. Nada, it still asks me to select proper boot device.

I'm a bit at a loss as to what to do... clear CMOS? Would that do anything?
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