Problem with Windows 11 reinstall


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Windows 11
My system:
Windows 11version 23H2 (OS Build 22631.3007)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG STIX B550-F Gaming
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5700x
Memory 16 GB

I have 2 1TB MVME installed on my motherboard, one is the boot (C:) and Disk 0 in Diskpart, and the second (Samsung) listed as Disk 1 in Diskpart.
I performed a Windows 11 reinstall to (C:) or Disk 0 using a USB drive Windows 11 installation.
After install my PC boots into Windows 11 fine.

From Disk Management:
Online Disk 0 (C:) Healthy (Boot, Page File, crashdump, Basic Data Partition)
Online Disk 1 529MB Healthy Partition(recovery Partition); 100 MB EFI System); Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 healthy (Basic Data Partition)

My Computer -> This PC->Devices & Drivers->Local Disk (C:)
NO OTHER Disk showing

BIOS BOOT-> Boot Option Priorities-> Boot Option #1->
The second NVMe does not show up, which is where the Windows 11 reinstall occurred.

In Diskpart:
Boot Disk is Disk 0 NVMe, which is the boot Disk (C): in Disk Management.
Disk 1 NVMe which is Disk 1 in disk management, which is also BIOS BOOT Option #1->M.2_2: Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 1 TB (1000.2GB)
If I try to clean Disk 1 in Diskpart: "Virtual Disk Service Error: clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume."

Prior to reinstalling Windows 11 on Disk 0, in diskpart I did clean Disk 0 as well as a create partition primary, Format fs=ntfs quick, assign. Install proceeded with no issues.
I did nothing to Disk 1 prior to the reinstall of Windows 11. Disk 1 was a clone of Disk 0 on my PC prior to this reinstall of Windows 11. Prior to reinstall of windows 11, both disks were present in BIOS Boot, Disk Management, diskpart and on My Computer.

How do I fix this to:
1- have Disk 0, my Boot Disk (NVMe ) show as a Boot Disk in BIOS BOOT and list Disk 1 the second NVMe ( Samsung) as a 2nd boot option (should not the second NVMe be available as an option?)
2- Have Disk 1 (Samsung) listed in My computer under Devices and drivers as my (D:) drive
3- I would like to clean Disk 1 (Samsung NVMe) in Diskpart so I can use the 1 TB disk space.

Thankk you so much in advance for the valued help.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11

This issue is very similar to a problem I had with my ASUS laptop (TUF F17 2022):rolleyes:

Windows installation was successful and Windows 11 started normally.... BUT
1) Nvme SSD was not showing in BIOS.
2) You cannot access all options of WINRE.

This issue was caused by enabling VMD in BIOS and if enabled, the Intel Rapid Storage (IRST) drivers must be installed during Windows installation.
Even if everything was done correctly, my NVME was not displayed in the bios!?

I disabled VMD in bios and reinstalled Windows without the IRST drivers.
After that, the NVME is displayed in the BIOS and WinRE works fine. . (y) ;-)
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    ASUS TUF Gaming F17 (2022) - FX707ZM
    Intel 12700H
    Asus FX707ZM
    32 Go
    Graphics Card(s)
    RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated screen
    Screen Resolution
    Hard Drives
    Intel NVME & WD Green NVME
    ROG Gladius III
    Windows Defender

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