I recently tried to switch over to a Samsung 830 256gb from an old Vertex2 120gb that I am giving to my little brother. After installing the drive I proceeded to clone my vertex. On reboot, the drive was no longer found by the motherboard. After moving around the SATA cords to different ports, I eventually found both SSDs and my Hitachi 1tb spinner.
But now, after selecting a boot drive (both my vertex and samsung should be bootable at this point) the screen goes black with a blinking cursor appears and it hangs there forever. So I thought that I needed to reinstall my OS (begrudgingly, I accepted my fate to loose all my configuration settings). Same problem as before: black screen, blinking cursor.
So toms, is it a problem with my MoBo? I could flash the bios if you think that that would help.
My hardware should be in my sig, but if it does not get posted I will edit.
Thank you for any help; super frustrated; need a beer,