Motherboard: asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
HDD: Western digital 320GB Caviar
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB
I was fairly certain I knew what i was doing when I saw smart response explained and outlined in videos. I'm going to do a quick explanation of the steps I took that led me here.
before installing windows I switched the HDD function to RAID in the BIOS. Installed Windows 7 Home premium edition with no problems. I installed all the motherboard/graphics/USB3 etc. . . drivers. Restarted and opened up the Intel rapid storage utility and set up SRT. use full 64BG for cache, cache for my boot drive, set to maximized mode. It said it was working but when I try to restart all i get is "bootmgr is missing"
In the BIOS the hard drive mode is still set to RAID. My boot drive is set as boot priority #1. when the RAID status screen shows before trying to boot into windows it says that a RAID-0 is set up. It shows the ssd as the caching device and it shows my boot drive as the accelerated drive. Everything seems to be ok except the fact that I cannot boot. I have tried these steps twice just in case the first time was a fluke or something.
Could someone please shed some light on what is going on? I'm starting to get a little frustrating as this was supposed to be an easy feature to turn on and use.
Any suggestions/information is greatly appreciated
Edited by hamluis, 29 April 2012 - 10:39 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.