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NVME SSD drive not detected on startup or reboot on Precision 15 5000 (5510) or XPS 15 9550





The M.2 NVMe SSD hard drive may not be detected on startup or reboot on Precision 15 5000 (5510) or XPS 15 9550 laptops. Follow the solution steps outlined in this article to resolve the issue.


M.2 NVMe SSD not detected.

On Precision 15 5000 (5510) and XPS 15 9550 systems with M.2 Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) M.2 Solid State Drives (SSDs), the SSD may fail to be detected in the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) at start or after a reboot of the system. The following error may be presented:

  • Hard Drive - Not installed


Install latest BIOS update.

Installation of the latest BIOS revision will resolve the issue:

NOTE: Please ensure Audio driver installed is v7628 or later before flashing the BIOS (Audio sound may have distortion)
NOTE: Always download the MOST CURRENT driver version. The downloads referenced were the current version when the article was published. Newer versions may be available.


Article ID: SLN301018

Last Date Modified: 02/09/2018 09:13 AM


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