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ASRock z77 Extreme4 - SSD detected, won't boot it

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January 9, 2014 9:17:24 AM

I just got the ASRock z77 Extreme4 yesterday to replace a bad board, but it won't boot my SSD that has my windows 7 install on it.

In boot configuration, the drive is detected without issue, but I just can't get past the error saying no boot device was found.

I've messed around with the drive/controller types (AHCI/IDE)...none work.

I've tried the SATA cable in each available SATA port...none work.

I've tried hooking the drive up to my laptop just to see if it was corrupt or not...it's not the drive.

I've tried explicitly setting the drive to "SATA" in Storage Configuration...no dice.

I'd rather not return the thing because that's always a pain in the ass and I'm not too patient when it comes to replacements.

Any ideas would be helpful.
a c 559 V Motherboard
January 9, 2014 9:25:02 AM

Can you use an Windows DVD? If yes, then try System Restore.
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January 9, 2014 9:26:36 AM

Make sure you have no USB devices plugged in it is trying to boot from. Also make sure all hard drives you had in old system are plugged in. If you made the mistake of having drives plugged in when installing OS on SSD it puts part of the os on other drives and if it cannot find this info it will not boot.

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January 9, 2014 9:30:09 AM

alexoiu said:
Can you use an Windows DVD? If yes, then try System Restore.


what would the system restore afford me? I don't want to jack up the state of my windows install if I can help it.
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January 9, 2014 9:32:08 AM

thently said:
Make sure you have no USB devices plugged in it is trying to boot from. Also make sure all hard drives you had in old system are plugged in. If you made the mistake of having drives plugged in when installing OS on SSD it puts part of the os on other drives and if it cannot find this info it will not boot.

Thent


I made sure to put this board together in piecemeal and only have the following attached:

    CPU/Fan
    1 stick of RAM
    Graphics Card
    SSD


That should be the bare minimum I need to see if everything is working properly.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
January 9, 2014 9:35:40 AM
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a b V Motherboard
January 9, 2014 11:55:46 AM

Did you plug in all hard drives you had in old system as I stated before? You have to do this the repair partition gets put on one of the drives other than SSD if they are plugged in during OS install. On another note if you changed Motherboards you really really should reinstall OS.

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