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Raid 0 "reboot and select proper boot device"

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December 24, 2013 6:39:18 AM

I have:

Plugged on SATA6G: SAMSUNG MZ-7TE250BW 840 EVO SERIES SSD 250GB 2.5'' SATA3
( my os win8.1 is already installed )

Plugged on SATA3G: WESTERN DIGITAL WD10EZEX 1TB CAVIAR BLUE SATA3
Plugged on SATA3G: WESTERN DIGITAL WD10EZEX 1TB CAVIAR BLUE SATA3

I want to set the hdds (the two WD10EZEX) to raid 0, i've done this:
BIOS -> Sata Configuration -> Sata mode = RAID -> reboot -> CTRL+I -> create raid volume -> select the 2 wd10ezex -> reboot
When it boots it gives me this
I've made sure my ssd is the boot target.

using:
ASUS SABERTOOTH X79
RSTe

Questions:
How do i fix this?
Is there a way to revert things as they were before?
Did i lose ssd data?

My first build, thank you

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a b G Storage
December 24, 2013 6:44:14 AM

You install the OS AFTER setting up the raid 0, not before.
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December 24, 2013 6:49:13 AM

ahnilated said:
You install the OS AFTER setting up the raid 0, not before.


So it doesn't matter if i have the OS installed in the sdd and not the hdds?
If i format should i set the "Intel Raid Storage Technology" in the BIOS to IRST?

Is there a way to revert things so i can access my OS in the ssd?
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a b G Storage
December 24, 2013 6:53:32 AM

Windows is very weird in how it sets things up. If you install the OS on the SSD's you shouldn't have any other drives installed or Windows will write stuff to the other drives too.

if you remove the raid 0 you might be able to get back to the SSD's if you don't do any formatting or other changes. This is tough to say without knowing what all has been done.
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a c 86 G Storage
December 24, 2013 7:23:14 AM

It sounds like you spread the disks over the controllers. Do you have everything connected to the Intel ports? Otherwise you have to select the boot order of the controllers, not only the devices.
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December 24, 2013 7:36:38 AM

ahnilated said:
Windows is very weird in how it sets things up. If you install the OS on the SSD's you shouldn't have any other drives installed or Windows will write stuff to the other drives too.

if you remove the raid 0 you might be able to get back to the SSD's if you don't do any formatting or other changes. This is tough to say without knowing what all has been done.


I've tried to revert everything back the way they were, reset raid drives > Sata mode = ANCI
but it stills gives me the "reboot and .. "
What do you recommend me to do?
I didn't damage anything right?
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December 24, 2013 6:24:35 PM

You probably don't have the MBR anymore when reverting. I also want to point out that even if you did set up the RAID and copy the OS over it still won't work as the OS doesn't have the RAID drivers installed so it can't boot to log on screen - I know from experience... I thought about work arounds without having to reinstall from scratch but ended up reverting back to a single drive for OS. If you are stuck trying to get back to the way you were before and can't figure out how to get MBR back just doing a fresh install of OS and stop when it reboots and copy original OS back afterwards into partition.
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December 25, 2013 4:49:20 AM

Lumber-jack said:
You probably don't have the MBR anymore when reverting. I also want to point out that even if you did set up the RAID and copy the OS over it still won't work as the OS doesn't have the RAID drivers installed so it can't boot to log on screen - I know from experience... I thought about work arounds without having to reinstall from scratch but ended up reverting back to a single drive for OS. If you are stuck trying to get back to the way you were before and can't figure out how to get MBR back just doing a fresh install of OS and stop when it reboots and copy original OS back afterwards into partition.


I've used the windows 8 install disc to auto repair it, surprisingly it worked out.
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