|18 May 2013||#1|
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Message on boot "reboot and select proper boot device..."
The complete message is "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"
Asrock extreme3 gen3 z68 motherboard
intel i7 2600k
16gb g.skill ram
1.5TB WD harddrive
64GB crucial m4 ssd
sapphire radeon hd 7970
Recently re-installed windows using a bootable usb as i have no optical drive
installed drivers and some software
Made SSD into a raid cache
went to reboot computer after some windows updates and now i get the above message.
Bios sees the hard drives
using the bootable usb for windows repair shows no installations of windows, and the cmd doesn't show the hard drives,
Things i have tried:
Turned the SSD back into a normal drive
Removed the SSD Entirely
Used bootable usb for windows repair
Used the CMD console from repair to try bootrec
Re-installing windows entirely
I found that windows repair doesn't recognize the windows installation on the HDD and also does not recognize the HDD itself.
On trying to re-install widows i was given no option to select a drive to install on, and it would not continue.
Put linux mint on a flash drive, It recognized the HDD but gave the error "Unable to mount 1.5 TB Volume - Adding read ACL for uid 999 to `/media/mint' failed: Operation not supported"
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|18 May 2013||#2|
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Windows 7 doesn't much like RAID as we only see problems with it here. Is your mobo configured to run a SSD cache with RAID?
I would unplug all other HD's besides the SSD, reset BIOS to defaults, set SATA controller to AHCI, do a Clean Install Windows 7.
If it fails try wiping the HD first with Diskpart Clean Command and then define an Active partition as shown in Step 2 of SSD - HDD Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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