Windows PE with NVME support

Chris C 1 Reputation point
2020-09-18T13:38:02.397+00:00

I need to boot to Windows PE to fix something on a computer. The internal NVME drive of the computer is SK Hynix. When I boot from Windows 10 PE (I created it using the Windows ADK), diskpart doesn't show the internal drive. I assume there must be some driver that is needed to make it work, but I can't figure out which driver and where to get it?

Questions I have:
Where can I get the appropriate driver?
Do the standard instructions for adding a Windows PE driver apply?
Is there a way I can list which drivers are loaded once I have booted to the Windows PE?

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  1. Sean Liming 4,501 Reputation points
    2020-09-18T15:57:51.207+00:00

    On the SK Hynix site, I only see a Driver Manager Kit and not specific device drivers. Maybe the kit has the drivers, which is something to ask SK Hynix directly. If there were device driver, the driver would be injected into the boot.wim per DOCs online.

    driverquery.exe can be used to list all drivers.

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  2. Chris C 1 Reputation point
    2020-09-18T17:53:02.24+00:00

    Thanks. Looks like I will need to add driverquery to my wim. I was able to get it to boot the recovery partition and run driverquery there so I could see what is loaded and I'll go over that.

    Does anyone know if NVME controllers conform to some standard such that a universal NVME driver would work or are the drivers controller-specific?

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  3. Dale Kudusi 3,266 Reputation points
    2020-09-22T03:21:15.57+00:00

    Hi
    Windows 10 comes with in-box NVMe driver, might try getting it updated.

    Also, check out these discussions on this thread might be helpful:
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/4d07e6a1-feb0-4b44-b275-8a0be9de3d5f/dell-precision-7820-nvme-drive-not-visible-in-winpe?forum=ConfigMgrCBOSD

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