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ASUS TUF Dash F15 (2021) no SSD found by Windows installation

Star I

Hello all.

I have read and tried

I am having trouble with a fresh instal of Windows. The installer does not see my SSD.

I have tried downloading the RST drivers by searching for my serial number on the support/download site. (Exact model number is FX516PE). I installed Ubuntu, then installed a Windows Virtual Box, and used that to extract the drivers from the EXE.
After trying the installer again it reads the driver files on a second USB flash drive (two options 9A0B, one managed and one not).

After selecting one it scans for a while but fails with the message

No new devices drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK.

I have tried version 19 and 18 from the Asus Website, and I have also tried every other IRST driver I could find lying around the internet.

Things I have tried

  • Disabling VMD
  • RST Drivers
  • Windows 10 and 11 installers

I am now out of ideas.

Just in case, this is all my BIOS settings

Armoury Create Control    Enabled
Hyper-Threading                 Enabled
Intel Virtualisation Tech    Enabled
Intel AES-NI                          Enabled
VT-d                                        Enabled
SMART Self Test                   On
Network Stack                     Disabled
USB Mass Storage Drive    Enabled
DVMT Pre-Allocated           64M
Enable VMD Controller     Enabled <- Tried Both
Thunderbold Security       No
Fast Boot                              Enabled <- Tired Both
If anyone has any ideas, please let me know...



May I ask if you have installed both systems on the laptop for use? 
If so, from our standpoint, we are unable to provide assistance with the process of changing to a dual-system setup.
Sorry for any inconvenience it may be caused. 

Star I

Hi, please elaborate when you mean by "both systems".

I am trying to install one system (Windows)

Due to my misunderstanding of the description regarding Ubuntu installation, I mistakenly thought you intended to set up a dual-boot system.
I apologize for any inconvenience caused. 

Could you please provide me with a screenshot of the issue you are currently facing? 
Please also provide the BIOS version you are currently using.
Thank you.

Star I

The Windows Installer does not see the SSD, and asks for Drivers.


I can select the driver downloaded from ASUS (I have tried both, from v19 and 18)


The Windows Installer does still not see the SSD.



I have BIOS version 330