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Windows 7: Motherboard doesn't see Hard drives after flash

08 Jun 2011   #1
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Motherboard doesn't see Hard drives after flash

Hey guys,

I got a new motherboard yesterday, installed it, and installed windows. This morning, I decided it would be a good idea to flash the UEFI (BIOS) to the newest version.

Now, when I try to boot, it just sits with a gray cursor at the top left of the screen. I went into the UEFI and went to boot order, but it only shows my 1TB hard drive and my dvd drive. But I had a 750GB hard drive with windows installed. I think this is the reason it won't boot, because it doesn't see the drive with the OS installed.

What should I do? Flash it to the earliest version?

Thanks guys.


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08 Jun 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



Perhaps the boot sequence changed with the flash, is the HDD set as first boot device?
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08 Jun 2011   #3
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried changing it, but the 750GB HDD isn't even listed.
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08 Jun 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Perhaps you should go back to the default settings, why did you feel the flash was needed, it seldom is necessary at all and a lot more risk than people realize, it should only be a last resort to try and fix a known issue.
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08 Jun 2011   #5
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I went to advanced, storage configuration. It shows my 750GB hard drive. :O? Why can't I boot from it lol.

Should I still try default settings anyway?
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08 Jun 2011   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

What's 'storage config' set at IDE or AHCI?
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08 Jun 2011   #7
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The SATA Controller is set to IDE. Should it be AHCI?
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08 Jun 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Evilhugbear View Post
The SATA Controller is set to IDE. Should it be AHCI?

Whay was Windows 7 installed in IDE or AHCI?
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08 Jun 2011   #9
Evilhugbear

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't know. What Is AHCI? I don't have any IDE devices, so I'm guessing AHCI
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08 Jun 2011   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Set the BIOS back to default and I bet all will be OK then; and leave well enough alone!
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