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Windows 7: Old Storage Drive prevents BOOT in new setup

20 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
Old Storage Drive prevents BOOT in new setup

Recently purchased new mob/cpu/ddr3 to upgrade my system. Found out that you can't just swap RAID drives into new motherboard, okay drag/delay. So I setup the new RAID0 drivers from my mobo and reinstalled Windows 7 pro x64.

After the successful install I turned of puter and plugged in my storage drive. What happened was nothing, never got past the initial boot. RAID0 drives detected and then freezes there...

Need fresh eye, storage drive does not have OS on it and is set to slave. In 10 years of building/tinkering with computers I always treated storage drives as plug and play-never had too many problems.

Any solutions?

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20 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP


Not sure why you want RAID0 for new install of Windows 7 as you get no performance gain and it isn't even redundant since you'd lose everything with one HD. Better to install Windows 7 to one HD, backup image and files to other.

It sounds like the wrong drive is set to boot first or the BIOS doesn't allow mixed RAID/SATA/IDE modes - check the manual.
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20 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You have the 1TB set to slave? Confuses me.

Nonetheless, I believe your solution is in BIOS, I did not lookup the guide.

Is your boot drive set to the RAID volume? I use a combo of onboard RAID and an add-in RAID card (multiple RAID volumes here). Anyway, my system will not boot if the INT13 is enabled.
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