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April 16, 2012 4:25:03 PM

Hello,
I recently build a new system with win7. Everything went well untill I exchanged a blue ray drive with a dvdwriter (1 day later). Win7 recognized the drive in device manager but did not assign a drive letter nor would the drive open (function). After trying everything I can think of I decided to reinstall the sata drivers from the asus website:( because I wasn't able to use the motherboard disk with the DVD drive for installation) the system restarted and never booted back up. The bios recognize the ssd as 1st boot but win7 does not boot back up. As a matter of fact the hd LED doesnt flash anymore like it did when the system was working. I also could not use 5 USB ports (i was going to reinstall the drivers after the sata drivers) from the beginning of win7 install and Bluetooth comport not available. WTF!!!
Can anyone help?
Did I screw up the bios? (bios flash with USB?)
And or ssd die on me?

Win7
Asus rampage iv extreme x79
2x2gb corsair dominator gt 1600
Intel i7 3820
Sandisk extreme ssd 120gb
Corsair h100 cooling

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April 16, 2012 5:01:06 PM

First try resetting the bios; with the power supply unplugged, remove the asus motherboard battery for about one minute, and reinstall. Then power up; your cpu fan may run faster which is normal if you were using smartfan in the bios. You can reset that, reset the boot order, reset the sata setting to achi (if that is what you used to install windows on your ssd), change any ram settings if needed, disable the asus logo screen so you can see your hardware info, save and reboot. Good luck.
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April 16, 2012 5:33:24 PM

In the UFIE bios on that board there is a force boot option. I have worked with one that did not reconize the drive and showed it as unknown. We were still able to select it and forced a boot to windows from the bios. At which point windows corrected itself. Just a thought on something to try.
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April 17, 2012 7:17:32 PM

Thanx fellas
I removed the dvdwriter and rebooted into bios and disabled all bootups except the ssd and it booted up. I called asus and they said its an incompatibility issue with DVD drive:( . I gues il be perchassing another blue ray:( 
The good thing is il be receiving 2x4gb 2000 dominator gt's today :bounce: 
Thanx again guys
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