Thanks -- that suggestion works fine
However, I'm still having a big problem with the motherboard not seeing my 2 sata HDDs in AHCI config mode (they do detect them in PCI mode though). In all modes Bios sees the SSD (os) ok ..just no detection of the 2 HDDs (Seagates). As well, during Windows install the loader won't accept the AMD SATA drivers
Interestingly, in Windows device manager, all the drives are listed!
Because of a suspect faulty m/b Sata controller (ports 5&6) I've decided to send the whole comp back to the seller as it is still under the warranty -- return paid no less
They will stress test everything and return it with whatever is needed to make it right.
I am thinking about also sending along my new Win 7 Pro OEM disk package so they can use it (instead of their shop copy) to set everything up for a proper test and then hand the comp back to me with my os on it and working properly ..hopefully un
With the product key on the case and Windows not yet activated, do you think it's wise that the new Win 7 disk be included with the shipment?