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Windows 7: SATA 3 Card on older motherboard

16 Apr 2012   #1

64bit Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
SATA 3 Card on older motherboard

Hi, I'm using an older motherboard that has no SATA 3, so I installed a SATA 3 card on it. Now when I try to boot Windows 7 on it (the SATA 3 card), using 120g OCZ ssd drive, it gives message "bootmgr missing". I have another hhd and an optical drive on this computer using SATA 2. When I reconnect to the SATA 2 on the motherboard, it boots with no problem. Suggestions please. I know just enough to be dangerous, so please keep it simple. Thanks, Frank

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17 Apr 2012   #2

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

Unless the BIOS supports booting to USB i don't think this is gonna work...
Unlikely it does on an older MBoard.
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17 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Perhaps a repair using the DVD would do it.
Pop your Windows 7 DVD into the optical drive, choose to repair from the bottom of the second screen. You may have to do this a couple or 3 times to sort it out, but the repair option should fix a missing bootmanager.
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17 Apr 2012   #4

64bit Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks to both for your replies. I will try the dvd method and let you know what worked. Sometimes it's only impossible if you don't try.

For the record it isn't a usb card it's a pci card. Don't know if that would make any difference but there is much I don't know.
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17 Apr 2012   #5

64bit Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hello, I just plugged both the ssd and the hhd into the SATA 3 card and it's going great. I guess it was trying to boot from the hhd which I had still on the motherboard. I ran the assessment again and the ssd improved by .6 from 6.8 to 7.4. Thanks for the responses,
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