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X99M Killer SM951 boot issues

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Topic: X99M Killer SM951 boot issues
Posted By: Jcannon83
Subject: X99M Killer SM951 boot issues
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 2:41am
First post, Whoop! 

I am currently having difficult in using my sm951(256gb) as a boot drive, I managed to install windows to it by f11 on start up and choosing UEFI boot - CD, It installed fine and on reboot, went back to the install windows screen. I have checked bios to see if the sm951 is in the boot device list, and it its not.

BIOS version is x99m Killer p1.60.

In the system browser it shows the device as ahci. 

Please tell me where I am going wrong!



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Posted By: odiebugs
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 2:53am
Originally posted by Jcannon83 Jcannon83 wrote:

First post, Whoop! 

I am currently having difficult in using my sm951(256gb) as a boot drive, I managed to install windows to it by f11 on start up and choosing UEFI boot - CD, It installed fine and on reboot, went back to the install windows screen. I have checked bios to see if the sm951 is in the boot device list, and it its not.

BIOS version is x99m Killer p1.60.

In the system browser it shows the device as ahci. 

Please tell me where I am going wrong!
My bad, didn't notice your not the OP.

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Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 2:55am
Yes, the SM951 is AHCI though in order to use it as a boot device on the x99m Killer you will need to update to the latest bios revision, the support was added in 1.80 but you may as well update to 1.90 as it is available. There is no need to update to each revision in turn (if you already know this that's great) as each new revision contains all previous updates so you only need to flash to the latest version. 

Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new build Smile


Posted By: Jcannon83
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 2:59am
I have the Fatality X99m killer, Thats what it states on the manual at least. 

Been trying to follow a few guides online but getting rather confused. 

Is it possible to update bios from bios via a usb drive?


Posted By: odiebugs
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:01am
Originally posted by Jcannon83 Jcannon83 wrote:

I have the Fatality X99m killer, Thats what it states on the manual at least. 

Been trying to follow a few guides online but getting rather confused. 

Is it possible to update bios from bios via a usb drive?
Follow what Xaltar said and update to 1.80 as it has improved M.2.

Yes, I have never had a problem with the instant flash load placed on a flash drive in a USB 2.0.

There are the Instant flash, DOS, Windows loads for your mobo.

Instant flash extracted  and placed on a flash drive,  in a USB port 2.0, enter UEFI and go to Instant flash and you'll see the 1.80.


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Posted By: Jcannon83
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:03am
And just to clarify as the version here says 1.10....

Is this the one I want ?

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty%20X99M%20Killer3.1/?cat=Download&os=BIOS


Posted By: odiebugs
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:06am
Originally posted by Jcannon83 Jcannon83 wrote:

And just to clarify as the version here says 1.10....

Is this the one I want ?

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty%20X99M%20Killer3.1/?cat=Download&os=BIOS

NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

I thought you were the original poster.  You want the 1.80. 

Very sorry, didn't mean to make a mess of this.

You have the X99M Killer-  your UEFI is the 1.80 or 1.90, I would use the newest 1.90 if this was me. 

My personal preference, but you don't need the 1.90, but you should use the 1.80 at least.  


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Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:08am
No, that is for the X99M Killer/3.1, the 3.1 is a new revision of the board and has had several changes made. If you have the non 3.1 version you could damage your board by using it's bios Wink

You want http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty%20X99X%20Killer/?cat=Download&os=BIOS" rel="nofollow - this page  which is the non 3.1 version. I am fairly confident this is your board because if you had the 3.1 revision you would have not needed a bios update to make the SM951 bootable.


Posted By: Jcannon83
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:08am
hehe, Ive made to many mistakes by jumping the gun, glad I asked!

So this list... 
http://www.asrock.com/support/download.asp?cat=BIOS

I want the  http://www.asrock.com/MB/Intel/Fatal1ty%20X99%20Professional/index.asp" rel="nofollow - Fatal1ty X99 Professional  1.80 version?


Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:11am
You need to be sure what motherboard you have. Download and install CPUz and check what it says under the motherboard tab, then, navigate to the same board on the Asrock site, go to the downloads section and select bios. Once there download and update to the newest one on the list.

I hope this is a little clearer Smile


Posted By: odiebugs
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:12am
Originally posted by Xaltar Xaltar wrote:

No, that is for the X99M Killer/3.1, the 3.1 is a new revision of the board and has had several changes made. If you have the non 3.1 version you could damage your board by using it's bios Wink

You want http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal1ty%20X99X%20Killer/?cat=Download&os=BIOS" rel="nofollow - this page  which is the non 3.1 version. I am fairly confident this is your board because if you had the 3.1 revision you would have not needed a bios update to make the SM951 bootable.

Sorry Xaltar,  Joemamma and Jacnnon83 are close. 


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Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:19am
Not a problem Odiebugs, I fell into that one for a second too until I realized the OP was talking about the x99 ITX model not the fatality model Wink

I will split the thread and give Jacnnon83 his own thread Smile


Posted By: Jcannon83
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:20am
ok so I got as far as running instant flash on the UEFI, it very quickly flashes up with the file name, but then states that no image file detected.

Sorry to be a pain, Thank you guys so much for helping!


Posted By: odiebugs
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:21am
Originally posted by Xaltar Xaltar wrote:

Not a problem Odiebugs, I fell into that one for a second too until I realized the OP was talking about the x99 ITX model not the fatality model Wink

I will split the thread and give Jacnnon83 his own thread Smile
Thanks so much.

I would hate to see someone flash the wrong UEFI because I didn't realize we had two posters with close names. 

Thanks again. 

Xaltar - I should let you finish helping Ja83 so we don't confuse.


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Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:29am
Ok so I made you your own thread and moved all the posts pertinent to it into it Smile

Ok so to start with we absolutely need to know what exact motherboard you have first so:

1:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html" rel="nofollow - Download CPUz
2: install and run it
3: check under the motherboard tab to identify your board
4: post that exact info back here Wink

Ok just saw your last post in the other thread hehe.

I take it you have only just put the system together so, do you still have the motherboard box?
Post exactly what model it says and we will work from there.


Posted By: Jcannon83
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:34am
I haven't got windows installed so I cant do that. Is there anywhere in the UEFI which would tell me which motherboard I have?

EDIT:- on the Mobo it says X99M Killer


This is my board http://www.asrock.com/microsite/Fatal1tyKiller/Fatal1ty%20X99M%20Killer.html


Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:43am
Great that is exactly what we needed Smile

ftp://europe.asrock.com/BIOS/2011/X99M%20Killer%281.90%29ROM.zip" rel="nofollow - This is the bios version you want and you will need to follow the instructions http://www.asrock.com/support/BIOSUI.asp?cat=BIOS8" rel="nofollow - here  to update via the flash disk method. 

Then you should be able to make the SM951 bootable though it may require you reinstall windows again. 


Posted By: Jcannon83
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:51am
Its happening! fingers, toes and balls crossed. 

I will report back!

Thanks for your help Xaltar & Odiebugs


Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 3:58am
Not a problem Wink 

I am all too familiar with that feeling of anticipation and anxiety when you are putting together a new PC Wink Its well worth it when you fire it up and it all works Cool

Just an FYI, so far as I know it should not let you flash the wrong bios so if it is going you should be golden Big smile


Posted By: Jcannon83
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 4:01am
It worked! 

I can now see the sm951 in the boot device list, and can see it in the f11 boot menu, Time to install windows!

Once again. 

Thank you very much.


Posted By: Xaltar
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2015 at 4:02am
Enjoy your new build Cool



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