I've just clean installed Win 10 1703 (new PC build)
Yesterday I wanted to update to 1709 (Fall Creators Update) After starting the update, it prompted a restart. After that, Windows would boot to an error screen saying
"0xc00000bb - A required device isn't connected or can't be accessed"
I've found similar issues on the internet saying that that's just how it is with Samsung NVMe drives and Windows 10. I guess I need to install Windows anew to get the Fall Creators Update. What boggles my mind is that I can barely find any threads relating to this issue. I mean, the 960 NVMe SSDs from Samsung are quite popular, why are there only a few old threads on the net? Made me think this might not be such a common issue.
One other thing I've found out is that if I restart using Shift-Click and then select "Startup Repair" it'd reboot and result in the same error I get when trying to update.
What I've tried so far:
- Update using Windows Update (Now it doesn't show the update anymore...)
- Update using the Update Utility from Microsoft's website
Update using the Media Creation Utility
Also played a lot with UEFI settings (Secure Boot, CSM, Fast Boot, etc. nothing seems to work though)
All 3 methods result in the same error. I think it might be because Windows can't properly boot into recovery (That's also why Startup Repair doesn't seem to work either)
My question now is: Did something go wrong during the Windows install and might a fresh install fix my problems? Is this behavior expected from an NVMe drive by Samsung?
- i7 7820X
- Asus X299 Prime Deluxe
- 32GB G.Skill TridentZ
- Samsung 960 Evo NVMe (M.2)
I have installed most Asus drivers as well as Samsung's NVMe driver