BIOS not recognizing SSD as bootable after failed overclocking attempt

I tried to overclock my cpu within the safe parameters and booted up windows 10.

So far it worked great and so I opened cinebench and started running the benchmarks.
After a few seconds the screen turned black and I had to clear the cmos and reboot my pc. The windows loading screen came up, but it couldnt boot properly so the error message "Startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically" poped up.
After that I rebooted several times and now the system doesnt recognize the ssd as a bootable drive at all. Before that crash the name of the manufacturer was displayed in the boot menu. Now it shows always the same name (Satafirm S11) even when I connect other harddrives.
I also tried windows diskpart, but when I type “select disk 1”, then select partition 1, I get something like "There are no partitions on this disk" and it shows 223gb of total 223gb free disk space. So I guess this means windows is now completely erased from the ssd?

How can this be fixed?
If nothing works I would reinstall windows. Does my oem key then still work?

Thanks!
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  1. Go to BIOS and set that drive as the #1 boot drive.
    Change to AHCI - if not already.
    Change the drive from "Legacy" to UEFI
    legacy can stop your drive from booting, but the BIOS usually defaults to that setting when you reset it all.
  2. waveriderj said:
    Go to BIOS and set that drive as the #1 boot drive.
    Change to AHCI - if not already.
    Change the drive from "Legacy" to UEFI
    legacy can stop your drive from booting, but the BIOS usually defaults to that setting when you reset it all.


    Do I have to disable CSM?
    There are the following settings where one can choose between "Legacy only" , "UEFI only" and "Do not launch":
    -"Launch PXE OpROM Policy"
    -"Launch Storage OpROM Policy"
    -"Launch Video OpROM Policy"
    It doesnt work when I choose "Uefi only".
  3. carlosmatosfromnycityny said:
    waveriderj said:
    Go to BIOS and set that drive as the #1 boot drive.
    Change to AHCI - if not already.
    Change the drive from "Legacy" to UEFI
    legacy can stop your drive from booting, but the BIOS usually defaults to that setting when you reset it all.


    Do I have to disable CSM?
    There are the following settings where one can choose between "Legacy only" , "UEFI only" and "Do not launch":
    -"Launch PXE OpROM Policy"
    -"Launch Storage OpROM Policy"
    -"Launch Video OpROM Policy"
    It doesnt work when I choose "Uefi only".

    Honestly, go to the mobo website, download and read the manual. I've never seen these OpROM options before. Try all three, one at a time perhaps
  4. That didnt work.
    I am now just going to reinstall windows on the same disk and hope my activation key still works...
  5. It should still work. I just built a new computer and used my old Windows 10 with the same key. You can actually deactivate the old version in settings, I forgot to do that and it still worked.
  6. It just keeps getting worse.
    Now I got the following error:
    "Windows Cannot Be Installed to This Disk. This Computer's Hardware May not Support Booting to This Disk."
  7. What SSD are you using? Is it an M.2 perhaps? Some boards don't support NVMe M.2, but will accept other M.2 types.
  8. It says M.2_2(Sata) Satafirm S11.
    Although I guess thats wrong?
    Here are the specifications for the disk I am using:
    https://www.kingston.com/en/ssd/consumer/sa400s37
  9. Kingston makes really good SSD's, but this is not what I was talking about. M.2 are the types that look like RAM physically. It's just a thin profile SSD that only plugs into an M.2 connector on the motherboard. Like this: https://www.frys.com/product/9063567?source=google&gclid=CjwKCAiA5OrTBRBlEiwAXXhT6FagAIiXFIwnZtnvnkmhRCzpxVomf90lLCQmXs0IU7gi6migRPHwEhoCiA8QAvD_BwE
  10. Have you updated the Bios and motherboard drivers?
  11. waveriderj said:
    Kingston makes really good SSD's, but this is not what I was talking about. M.2 are the types that look like RAM physically. It's just a thin profile SSD that only plugs into an M.2 connector on the motherboard. Like this: https://www.frys.com/product/9063567?source=google&gclid=CjwKCAiA5OrTBRBlEiwAXXhT6FagAIiXFIwnZtnvnkmhRCzpxVomf90lLCQmXs0IU7gi6migRPHwEhoCiA8QAvD_BwE


    Yeah exactly. The bios recognizes my Kingston Sata SSD as : "M.2_2(Sata) Satafirm S11"


    I tried to update the bios, but it didnt work with the instant flash method. Turns out that others had the same issue with this motherboard. Tomorrow I will try to download the bios file on an external harddrive, that worked for someone, so its worth a try.
  12. I managed to install windows on another harddrive and updated the bios, which leads me to the conclusion that the SSD was damaged and the motherboard is ok.
    Or do you think its more complicated than that?

    If that would be the case however I would just return the drive and maybe I get a new one.
  13. yeah and double verify that you get a compatible M.2
  14. waveriderj said:
    yeah and double verify that you get a compatible M.2

    What do you mean? My SSD is a 2.5" Sata disk.
  15. carlosmatosfromnycityny said:
    waveriderj said:
    yeah and double verify that you get a compatible M.2

    What do you mean? My SSD is a 2.5" Sata disk.

    Oh OK sorry I thought it was the stick type
  16. Thats the wierd thing.The bios thinks its a M.2 disk.
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