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Tried to restore OS to new SSD - BOOTMGR missing


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#1 Stephen W

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 06:15 AM

Hi. I have a PC that has been running with 2x RAID 1 arrays. The first is C:\ for the OS and D:\ I use for Data. I just bought a new Samsung 840 Pro SSD and tried to copy my old system onto the new drive using the tutorial here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/backup-your-computer-with-driveimage-xml/

 

I followed all the instructions and it seemed to work OK. However, now when I tried to boot to the new Disk I get 'BOOTMGR Missing' error and it cannot start up.

 

Physically, I have unplugged the leads to 1 of the disks in my C:\ RAID array and plugged those into the new drive. In the BIOS, the new disk appears as 'Single Disk 1' and the remaining RAID disk shows as RAID array 3. I can boot into RAID array 3 without problems. I have tried playing around with the Boot options in the BIOS but this is the best I've achieved. The thing is I do not really now what BIOS settings I need to change, or whether the disk is restored OK, though it does appear so.

 

I have an Asus M4A79T Deluxe motherboard. I would really appreciate some help with this. Thanks.



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Posted 25 April 2013 - 10:09 AM

OK, so I'm impatient and gave up on this. I tried a fresh install of Windows 7 and thats now up and running. However, there are some issues that I still need to sort out. RAID is still enabled and so the system takes a while to check the RAID arrays at start up. It reports that 1 array is fine (the Data drive that I haven't touched) and 1 array is critical (because I had to unplug one of those disks). The system boots fine and works from the new SSD with new OS. However, I want to remove RAID entirely, preferably without destroying the data on any disks. I tried changing the BIOS setting from RAID to AHCI have read somewhere to do that with an SSD. The problem I have with this is that the computer no longer detects the 5th SATA port object, being my DVD drive. I think I read somewhere yesterday that something needs to be done about this but I cannot find it again. The hardware is a little odd in that SATA ports 1-3 have individual cables but ports 4&5 seem to have some kind of double connector.

Can anybody help me with this? Thanks.






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