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Windows 7: SAS Controller Problems

20 Jun 2015   #11
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok tried that but still the same will not boot after post just black screen


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20 Jun 2015   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Completing this Tutorial by Golden just might help.

Please follow the tutorial exactly as per instructions.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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20 Jun 2015   #13
gregrocker

 

You have everything disabled to boot in the BIOS boot order except your CD drive. Why would you expect anything else to boot?

The only EFI setting I see is for DVD choice. Do you have an EFI install which requires Windows boot manager to be set first to boot?

As stated you cannot hot plug drives without AHCI setting and must use Safely Remove Hardware. Read the card's Support Downloads Manual as to how it's enabled.

Let us see a shot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.
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20 Jun 2015   #14
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You have everything disabled to boot in the BIOS boot order except your CD drive. Why would you expect anything else to boot?

The only EFI setting I see is for DVD choice. Do you have an EFI install which requires Windows boot manager to be set first to boot?

As stated you cannot hot plug drives without AHCI setting and must use Safely Remove Hardware. Read the card's Support Downloads Manual as to how it's enabled.

Let us see a shot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image.
Well first off only having the CD drive enabled was a last ditch effort to get this working and forgot to put it back, like I said in my first post I bought this pc already configured until now had no reason to go into the Bios so how its set now is how it was before I put the new drive in, I have no idea what EFI is so should it be set or not?
Only tried the hot swap once and now I know you have to execute a cmd in order to that I'll have to see how I go about that.


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20 Jun 2015   #15
gregrocker

 

You have an EFI install which uses the GPT disc format.



You accomplished this by booting the DVD as an EFI device.

Are there other OS' installed on the PC? The reason I ask is because there are partitions marked active which means a different MBR format but which should only be marked Active if they are booting an OS. I would mark those partitions Inactive now. Partition - Mark as Inactive

Absent compatibility settings in the bios the drives should not interfere otherwise with each other. However the card may be a different matter. I would ask myself if I really need it. You have more drives than almost anyone we see here.
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20 Jun 2015   #16
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I wonder if that SAS card requires RAID to set in the BIOS? After all, that's what it's for. RAID includes AHCI.

It's trying to boot off Drive F:
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20 Jun 2015   #17
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

Are there other OS' installed on the PC? The reason I ask is because there are partitions marked active which means a different MBR format but which should only be marked Active if they are booting an OS. I would mark those partitions Inactive now. Partition - Mark as Inactive
Ha this might be because (maybe) before the new ssd went in all the hdds accept (I drive) where as one using flexraid and that is what i was going to carry on using after the install and everything setup, and by the way guys really do appreciate your time and efforts
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21 Jun 2015   #18
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Do you think a fresh install of windows with everything unplugged accept ssd and cd drive might do the trick, just in case something got messed up on the first install?
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21 Jun 2015   #19
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It should still work, but I guess you need to remove SAS card (not just the HDD attached to it). And make sure boot order is OK.
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21 Jun 2015   #20
wints

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok went ahead and unplugged all drives accept ssd and cd drives re-installed windows everything went fine then did the changes in regedit from 3 to 0 rebooted went into Bios changed from IDE to AHCI rebooted went straight into windows where windows then went on to install the drivers and now i have AHCI but the problem still remains if i try to connect the 2 drives to SAS controller hangs after post or gives me am MBR error 1
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