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Ok, so last night I used 33 discs to make an image of my original IDE drive so I could move it over to one of my new SATA II drives. However, even after a low level format, I still cannot get Windows to recognize that there are 2 SATA drives installed. They show up in Device Manager as SCSI drives but they have no partition. I can't access them in any way except the through the RAID controller on boot up, which does me no good at all. What gives? The SATA drivers are installed and Device Manager even says that these drives are working properly. So why can't I access them? FYI, there is nothing in the BIOS about booting to SATA.


EDIT: 5 seconds after typing this, I remembered Disc Management. I think I got it.


EDIT AGAIN: Ok, so now that I figured that out and was able to assign drive letters to the SATA drives, as well as create the RAID 1 config and copy the contents of my IDE drive to them, I'm still back to the original problem: the computer will not boot to the SATA drives. What the **** am I doing wrong? I've disconnected both the IDE drive and the cable. There is NOTHING in the BIOS about booting to SATA. Closest thing I could find was booting to a SCSI device but that did nothing. I'm really grasping at straws here. Anything you guys could do to help would be greatly appreciated.


LAST EDIT: Nevermind. I finally got tired of dinking with it and decided to reload Windows on it. What do ya know, that worked. Seems odd that Ghost couldn't get the job done, but maybe it has something to do with going from an IDE drive to a "SCSI" SATA drive. Either way, I got 'er done and she's purrin' like a kitten now with a fresh RAID 1 setup.

Edited by overclocknewb

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