MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Will Not Boot After Installing M.2 NVME SSD

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Hi everyone, I have now had my desktop PC for many years, and ever since I installed my WD M.2 NVME SSD in my MSi Z170A Gaming Pro Motherboard, I am not able to boot correctly; it will continuously try to boot from the M.2 SSD (which is empty). I have tried reordering the boot priority, however I cannot find my original boot drive (Samsung SSD - not M.2) in the BIOS, I tried putting the M.2 SSD at the end of the boot priority list, and tried to find my original boot drive in BBS, however neither one of these methods work. Everything returns to normal, and I am able to find my Samsung Drive when I remove the WD M.2 SSD from my system, but I need the storage from the M.2 (I don't want it as my boot drive). I also tried updating the BIOS, but it still doesn't work. I would really appreciate any help.
 

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Forgot to mention: a few pins are damaged on the motherboard: JME1JCI1: 2 pins are damaged, should I try to repair this with a solder/other, should I disable something in the BIOS to fix this, or is this unfixable? I think this is the issue. However, my motherboard is working fine otherwise and I haven't noticed anything wrong with it.
 
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