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Windows 7: New M.2 SSD causing 0xc000000e Boot Error

3 Weeks Ago   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
New M.2 SSD causing 0xc000000e Boot Error

Alright, so I'm struggling to install a Western Digital SN750 which I bought not knowing that Windows 7 doesn't have NVMe SSD native support. When I plugged it in and powered up my computer, I got error code 0xc000000e, and can't load Windows as long as the WD SN750 is plugged in. I don't get that code when I unplug the WD and boot from my SATA SSD, which has Windows installed on it and I want to keep it there. This new SD was to keep modded games in a different drive than the 'ProgramFiles(86)' file, as most modding guides will tell you to do.

I found and downloaded the NVMe driver here- I extracted it to it's own folder and ran it. It seemed to install and restarted my computer after it finished, but I still get the same error after inserting the WD drive. I've gone through my BIOS over and over again, and it has never detected the WD drive or has had any option related to M.2 drives except to enable R.A.I.D. The SATA SSD is priority #1 in boot order in every list in BIOS. BIOS is the latest from MSI.

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Service Pack 1
Intel i5-6600K @4.4GHz
MSI Z170A Gaming M3 Mobo
Samsung Evo 850 SSD
16GB of RAM
Most other drivers are up to date and I have routinely updated Windows.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Re-check the SATA connection to the Motherboard.

When M.2 device connected, then SATA ports 5 and 6 become inoperable. If necessary, move SATA connection to SATA ports 1-4. With the Power switched off, try this, then boot into BIOS again, when everything set into place.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
3 Weeks Ago   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

Switching SATA ports worked perfectly! Formatted just like a regular SSD. Thanks bunches, iko22 and SIW2, for your help and the driver.
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