An issue with the AMD SCSIAdapter driver appears to be causing Windows 10 boot issues on certain hardware configurations, ComputerBase reports. The problem apparently being most commonly encountered on Gigabyte motherboards.
People have complained of these problems on the ComputerBase forums, Microsoft Answers, and the /r/AMD subreddit. The issues seemed to start after the Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. - SCSIAdapter - 18.104.22.168 driver was pushed via Windows Update.
So far it seems the boot issues are mostly affecting Gigabyte Aorus motherboards that use the X570 chipset. The only way to fix the issue, at least at the moment, is to roll back the driver update and prevent Windows Update from installing it again.
Complaints about the problem started to appear on Microsoft Answers on April 28. Now, over a week later, people are continuing to report that Windows Update pushed the problematic driver on them and in the process caused boot issues.
The problem has prompted fresh calls for people to install driver updates straight from the vendor rather than relying on Windows Update—and it’s hard not to agree shortly after the utility severely disrupted at least some people’s workflows.
The driver update was reportedly pushed to Windows Insider Program and normal Windows 10 users alike. Right now the best option seems to be avoiding Windows Update—or at least this particular driver—until the issue has been resolved.
I disconnected both and the problem went away. I reconnected the XBOX Wireless receiver and it still boots fine. I'll check and see if the problem reoccurs.
Even critical updates should be optional as they are not going to be an issue for everyone.
I'm still on the 22.214.171.124 driver
Why would NVMe drive(s) be connected in any way to the booting time duration or as the case seemed to have been for me, to the booting process at all?
I guess our part is not to understand the bizarre ways of the BIOS, but to react, interpret and correct the decisions of our betters.
So anyone in the sane situation as I was, take a look at your BIOS.
Uh, my x570 Aorus Master manual says nothing about "fast boot" having to be turned on--indeed, I boot from my PCIe4 NVMe drive with all "fast boot" bios options turned off. (I boot as fast with FB off as I do with it on--so I turn it off--thought that was common knowledge, too.) Never had a moment's problem...
Idk if the faulty reported bad sectors on the 3.5" SATA drive were due to this (I guess not) but still, one less problem for now. (Gigabyte X570 Gaming X v1.1)