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Old 04-27-2013, 12:02 PM   #16
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Re: Strange OS Problems

Do you have the sata set to AHCI mode in the bios?
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #17
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Re: Strange OS Problems

Have you tried FIXBOOT and FIXMBR from the C prompt? You need to go to command prompt from the install disk itself. It has worked for me twice with the same problem your describing. Worse case you may have to install windows again. I would use a different disk or copy of windows. Good Luck!
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #18
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Re: Strange OS Problems

I'll check AHCI in the BIOS and re-post when I've done that. Yes, I've tried FIXBOOT and FIXMBR. Looks like using the command prompt, the machine is assigning the SSD as D. Instead of X: Source, should I do a CD to D and then try the FIXBOOT command? BTW, I don't find a BOOT sector on the SSD when I do a DIR command.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:18 PM   #19
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Reset BIOS to AHCI, removed the Win 7 install disk, and restarted the system. Still got the BOOTMGR IS MISSING error. BTW, I've also tried the re-stall twice since this first surfaced.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:42 PM   #20
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Yes you have to be in the directory of the disk itself for it to work. Did it say "warning can cause system to fail. Do you want to proceed" or something like that. If not, you had the wrong prompt. If so, I would try a different copy of Windows to do the install. Even if you download it via bit torrent or such. It's still kosher if you have paid for the license for that machine. Oh and you should definitely be in AHCI mode for an SSD so leave that in any case. It should assign the main system drive as C: Not sure why it would use another letter unless you already had a different drive assigned to it. It should work with any letter, but always seems to be quirks when it isn't C:

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Yes you have to be in the directory of the disk itself for it to work. Did it say "warning can cause system to fail. Do you want to proceed" or something like that. If not, you had the wrong prompt. If so, I would try a different copy of Windows to do the install. Even if you download it via bit torrent or such. It's still kosher if you have paid for the license for that machine. Oh and you should definitely be in AHCI mode for an SSD so leave that in any case. It should assign the main system drive as C: Not sure why it would use another letter unless you already had a different drive assigned to it. It should work with any letter, but always seems to be quirks when it isn't C:

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Finally solved the problem. Re-formatted the SSD, and then re-installed Win 7 without any other drives connected. When all the little Windows dances were completed, I removed the installation DVD and then re-started the machine. This time, it worked with no problems. Subsequent connection with the HHD and external HHD did not cause further problems.
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Ditto! Glad your up and running! Always a nice relief to finally solve that nagging issue. Best of luck in the future..
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