Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    ROG Junior Member Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    3

    ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) BIOS 1602 Update Problem

    I just did an upgrade to the 1602 BIOS and when it came back up, the machine won't boot to my M.2_2 Drive. I figure there must just be some BIOS setting that I can't remember, but I can't seem to find anything that will bring this machine back up to Windows instead of the BIOS Setup.

    Can anyone refresh my memory of what that could be? I can see the drive in the BIOS.

    Thank you so much!

  2. #2
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    39

    Upgrading Bios sets everything to default - check Advanced Mode > Boot > Boot Option Priorities. Point #1 to your drive (assuming Windows is on there).

  3. #3
    ROG Junior Member Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    3

    Thank you so much for the response. Yes, Windows is (or was) on that drive. I must have instinctively done that. Option #1 lists as Windows Boot Manager (M.2_2 WDS Drive). Option #2 shows as M.2_2 (with CSM compatibility on). Perplexing situation, I'm willing to bet I can rebuild Windows and it will be fine, but that seems to imply that I can't update the BIOS, and that seems a bit odd.

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Jesseinsf PC Specs
    Jesseinsf PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)N/A
    MotherboardASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme (Z390)
    ProcessorIntel Core i9 9900K
    Memory (part number)Corsair CMW128GX4M4E3200C16 - 128GB (4x32)
    Graphics Card #1NVIDIA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE
    Sound CardOnboard TOSLINK to powered speakers
    MonitorMSI Creator PS321URV (32 in 4k HDR600)
    Storage #1Samsung 980 Pro M.2 PCIe SSD 1TB
    Storage #2Samsung 970 Pro M.2 PCIe SSD 1TB
    CPU CoolerLian Li Galahad 360 (3x Uni fan SL120)
    CaseLian Li PC-011 Dynamic XL Black (ROG Certified)
    Power SupplyCooler Master V1200 Platinum
    Keyboard RAZER HUNTSMAN ELITE - LINEAR OPTICAL SWITCH (Red) w/ PBT Keycaps
    Mouse Razer Basilisk Ultimate with Charging Dock
    Headset Bowers and Wilkins P9 Signature
    Mouse Pad LOFTMAT (16x13 inch) Cushioned Gaming Mat - "The Gaming Slim"
    Headset/Speakers Vanatoo Transparent One Encore with Rel HT/1003 Subwoofer
    OS Windows 11 Pro for Workstations 64-bit
    Network RouterROG Rapture GT-AC5300 (Using Spectrum 400MB service)
    Accessory #1 Microsoft Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
    Accessory #2 2x Logitech BRIO ULTRA HD PRO WEBCAM
    Accessory #3 7 Uni Fan SL120 fans for PC case
    Jesseinsf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Reputation
    45
    Posts
    373

    Quote Originally Posted by ameade View Post
    Thank you so much for the response. Yes, Windows is (or was) on that drive. I must have instinctively done that. Option #1 lists as Windows Boot Manager (M.2_2 WDS Drive). Option #2 shows as M.2_2 (with CSM compatibility on). Perplexing situation, I'm willing to bet I can rebuild Windows and it will be fine, but that seems to imply that I can't update the BIOS, and that seems a bit odd.
    Make sure you turn off CSM compatibility before reformatting.

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Brown Belt Array RedSector73 PC Specs
    RedSector73 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)FA506IU-AL130T x 2
    MotherboardROG CROSSHAIR VIII HERO (WI-FI)
    ProcessorAMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
    Memory (part number)4 x G.SKILL F4-3800C14D-16GTZN 14-16-16-36 Samsung B-Die
    Graphics Card #1Gigabyte Aorus RTX 2080 Ti Xtreme WaterForce (GV-N208TAORUSX W-11GC)
    Sound CardArctis DAC
    MonitorAsus ROG Swift PG348Q
    Storage #1ADATA SX8200PNP 1TB
    Storage #22 x Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB
    CPU CoolerCoolermaster Liquid Pro Master 360
    CaseEVGA DG-87 Gunmetal Grey Gaming Case
    Power SupplyEVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W Gold Power
    Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
    Mouse Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse
    Headset ARCTIS Pro Wireless
    Mouse Pad Cooler Master MP750 RGB Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad Extra Large
    OS Windows 10 64bit Pro
    Network RouterRT-AC87U

    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Reputation
    42
    Posts
    1,030

    Here is the procedure for install of windows on NVMe drive.

    1 - Make sure you unplug all SATA and USB drives, the M.2 drive has to be the only drive installed.
    2 - Go into the bios, under the boot tab there is an option for CSM, make sure it is disabled.
    3 - Click on secure boot option below and make sure it is set to other OS, Not windows UEFI.
    4 - Click on key management and clear secure boot keys.
    5 - Insert a USB memory stick with a UEFI bootable ISO of Windows 10 on it.
    6 - Press F10 to save, exit and reboot.
    7 - Windows will now start installing to your NVMe drive as it has its own NVMe driver built in.
    8 - When the PC reboots hit F2 to go back into the BIOS, you will see under boot priority that Windows boot manager now lists your NVMe drive.
    9 - Click on secure boot again but now set it to Windows UEFI mode.
    10 - Click on key management and install default secure boot keys
    11 - Press F10 to save and exit and windows will finish the installation.

    Once you have Windows up and running, shutdown the PC and reconnect your other SATA drives.

  6. #6
    ROG Junior Member Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    3

    Thank you everyone!

    So here's what's happened, when the machine came up again the error it threw was a CPU Fan Error. For some reason, I seemed to have overlooked that (yet is was stuck somewhere in my head). I had to go in and disable CPU Fan monitoring, and everything came back up, as normal. My bad for thinking it was the M.2 drive. I'm sure that was a setting i had changed almost a year ago when building this machine.

    RedSector73: Thank you so much for the instructions on the install. I think I found something very similar when building this machine, but I'm copying it to my Build Notebook as a great reference!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •