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Windows 7: Tried to change from IDE to AHCI, now computer is stuck

23 Oct 2012   #11
Kaktussoft

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all setting that can be IDE are IDE now instead of AHCI?
Sata port 0-3 native mode -set to disabled

Now try to reboot. Post results. If boots fine then I give you more info


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23 Oct 2012   #12
Vtvick777

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I set the bios to those settings and it still hangs on the loading operating system screen.

I just remembered something that might be a part of the problem. When I first installed windows 7, I didn't have my main hard drive in the first sata port, so the os boot file instead installed on my secondary hard drive. I only found out about that later, and instead of doing a clean install, I just let it be as it was, because it didn't make a difference to me. Could that be what is causing problems when I switched from IDE to ACHI and back?
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23 Oct 2012   #13
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vtvick777 View Post
I set the bios to those settings and it still hangs on the loading operating system screen.

I just remembered something that might be a part of the problem. When I first installed windows 7, I didn't have my main hard drive in the first sata port, so the os boot file instead installed on my secondary hard drive. I only found out about that later, and instead of doing a clean install, I just let it be as it was, because it didn't make a difference to me. Could that be what is causing problems when I switched from IDE to ACHI and back?
So bootmgr is on secondary harddisk and win7 OS on another physical disk? Is that what you mean?

Please fill in your system specifications!! So I know what computer you have!
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23 Oct 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

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Do you have a bootable CD/DVD? preferable win7 install dvd or win7 system repair disc
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23 Oct 2012   #15
Vtvick777

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

That is correct.

Yes I have windows 7 discs.

My current setup :
ga-p55a-ud3 gigabyte motherboard
Intel core i5 processor
G.skill ripjaws 16 gb RAM
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23 Oct 2012   #16
Kaktussoft

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try to boot from win7 install disk and boot into recovery environment. System Recovery Options option two.

Does it see your win7 os installation?

Enter "command prompt".
Code:
diskpart
list  vol
list  disk
Do you see all disk? You see all volumes (volumes can have other drive letters than in win7!)
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23 Oct 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

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where are the two sata disks connected to?
Sata port 0-3 native mode -set back to enabled as it was before


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23 Oct 2012   #18
Vtvick777

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When I boot into recovery mode, it does not see my windows 7 installation.

When I ran those commands in the prompt, it did show all off my drives
Volume 0 - grmchpxfrer - udf - DVD-rom - healthy
Volume 1 - blank - ntfs - partition - healty
Volume 2 - system rese - ntfs - partition - healthy
Volume 3 - internal b1 - ntfs - partition - healthy
Volume 4 - hp - ntfs - partition - healthy
Volume 5 - recovery - ntfs - partition - healthy

The hard drive with the os installed is in one of the two gsata3 slots, the hard drive with the boot record is in one of the 6 sata2 slots.
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24 Oct 2012   #19
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vtvick777 View Post
When I boot into recovery mode, it does not see my windows 7 installation.

When I ran those commands in the prompt, it did show all off my drives
Volume 0 - grmchpxfrer - udf - DVD-rom - healthy
Volume 1 - blank - ntfs - partition - healty
Volume 2 - system rese - ntfs - partition - healthy
Volume 3 - internal b1 - ntfs - partition - healthy
Volume 4 - hp - ntfs - partition - healthy
Volume 5 - recovery - ntfs - partition - healthy

The hard drive with the os installed is in one of the two gsata3 slots, the hard drive with the boot record is in one of the 6 sata2 slots.
Code:
 
diskpart
sel vol 0
det part
sel vol 1
det part
and so on
Which are marked as ACTIVE?
what is drive letter of win7 OS partition? (not necessary C in the list!)
what is drive letter of active partition?
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24 Oct 2012   #20
Kaktussoft

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Boot into recovery environment. Does it see your Windows 7 os installation?
Something like this:

which screenshot do you see?
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