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Windows 7: To Raid or not to Raid that is the question

08 Aug 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I still get a feeling its a boot order issue, did you add the SSD or any of the other drives yourself or did the PC come with them all installed?
I see it is an Alienware, you have mentioned that the OS is on the 1st HDD, I am surprised Alienware put an SSD in the PC but did not have it as the OS drive?

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08 Aug 2013   #12

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You do not have a 698 HDD (screenshot 4 in post 10) in your screenshot in post one.

If you remove HDD 1,2, & 3 will Windows boot, leaving only HDD 0.
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08 Aug 2013   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks for all your help, I'm going to give it a rest for today and reply tomorrow.
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08 Aug 2013   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I don't blame you, but tomorrow as theog says, try it with just the 1 drive connected which you are sure the OS is on.

I think theog made a typo in his last post as he told you to remove 0,2 and 3 leaving only 0 connected, I think he meant 1.
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08 Aug 2013   #15

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Yes, 1,2 & 3. edited post.
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