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Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN/3 SATA AHCI boot up fail

Hi.
I have just built my first gaming pc. My OS of choice in Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
I first set the drives to IDE mode to install the OS. When I got to the part to select which drive I wanted to install Windows to, I loaded EVERY single driver from my motherboards disk.
That did me no good. When I restarted as soon as the OS was done installing and set SATA back to AHCI, Windows BSODS and will not boot at all. System recovery ends with an endless loop.
I am using an SSD, and I have read that IDE mode disables TRIM, so that does not sit well with me.
I also want to RAID sometime later on, when I have more money.

Has ANYONE installed Windows 7 x64 on an SSD using AHCI? Is it even possible?
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    Yes, ACHI is the preferred mode for a SDD. Start over and use this SSD guide to do it correctly and in the right order.
    http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds
  2. Ok, I will give it a try.
  3. Best answer selected by gtfhercules.
  4. You are the MAN. THANKS SOOO MUCH. I HAVE been googleing all day today to try to fix this. Thanks man, I owe you one.
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