I have an Asus R416S laptop on which there is zero information on the internet. It was working super slow, so I decided to format the SSD (sandisk rf4064 ssd for which there is no information on the internet) and have a clean Windows 10 installation.
Alright. I go into BIOS but under BOOT, the SSD doesn't show up. I can only see my bootable Windows USB which is set to Boot Priority #1. If the SSD is disabled, I can't enable the drive because the bios is SO bare bones that I can't Change SATA Controller Mode as there is no option like that in the BIOS. Resetting the BIOS to default of optimised settings also didn't make the SSD appear.
I created a portable windows installation on an USB and booting windows through the USB, I can see the SSD in Windows. I can copy to it and open whatever I have copied on it. I thought it might be a firmware problem.. Downloaded new and old SanDisk SSD tools and the SSD Dashboard but those didn't recognize the SSD.
At this point I am stumped. Does anyone have any ideas what could I do?