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Windows 7: Fresh Win7 install and previously full drives now 'unallocated'

03 Aug 2016   #11
tipsydog

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I had noted some of the bios settings and for the old ssd SATA=AHCI, so its set the same with the new one.

I'll try as AddRAM suggested, and reinstall win 7 on the new ssd, but this time do it with the sata drives detached, then introduce them when windows is installed - thats my evening sorted!


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03 Aug 2016   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP
 
 

As you had two drives that where working as one, you had a RAID 0 array. Reinstalling windows wont bring the array back. You MUST set SATA=RAID or you're going to ruin your array (if you haven't already done).
I know what I'm saying as I also have a RAID 0 and I once ruined my array when I updated my BIOS and SATA was set by default to AHCI
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03 Aug 2016   #13
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You must setup your Raid array again to get it back like it was.

Then, if you don`t want to use Raid anymore, backup your data, then format the storage drive/s and set the sata mode to AHCI in the bios.

No reason to reinstall windows again.
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