This is m first time posting on these forums. I always come here for answers, but first time asking a question.
I'm helping a friend upgrade his alienware desktop from the RAID 0 It came with, to a SSD.
After installing the SSD and unplugging the RAID drives, we installed using the factory disks we made earlier. The OS install went through with no errors. On reboot, the drive was not recognized and wouldn't boot.
I disabled the RAID in BIOS, and set the boot to legacy instead of UEFI.
There has to be some weird bios setting I'm overlooking. I looked a the drive on my machine, the file system looks right.
I always assumed that installing an SSD was about the same as installing a normal HDD. But I've never downgraded from a RAID to a single drive.
Please, if anyone has any ideas on this it would mean a lot to me.
Thank you for your time.
core i7 3930k
radeon 7800 series
2x 2TB HDD RAID 0 Config
16GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium x64
That' the strange thing. After the pc wouldn't boot. I tried to use a generic Win7 disk and during the installation it didn't see the SSD. Said something about missing a driver. But the factory disk installed without an issue on the drive. Installed all the appropriate system folders, partitions and everything. By all accounts, the drive looks like it should boot.
I'm thinking its got to be an issue with the bios or something like that. Are there any other changes I should make to the system that might have been in place due to the raid?