Changing hard drives from IDE to SATA With a RAID configuration in Windows 7

By Trillionsin
Oct 25, 2011
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  1. There was a previous thread on this, but none which I found pertaining to Windows 7.

    Can anybody point me in the right direction to do this?

    Possibly without having to use the Win7 installation CD...
  2. humblechap

    humblechap TS Rookie Posts: 19

    Can you supply us with the full scenario please?
  3. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 1,595   +257

    Sure thing.

    I have a computer here with Windows 7. I have 4 HDD and one SSD. The local drive is the SSD and I have installed windows while the motherboard settings were set to IDE on HDD configuration. When I switch this in my motherboard to RAID configuration, my Windows 7 operating system will not boot up; just an instant blue-screen and reboot.

    I would like to switch this setting because I would like to configure the HDDs in the computer into a RAID configuration, it will not enable RAID if it is set to IDE.

    I do not have the original Windows 7 installation CD, so very unfortunate. :(

    Maybe I could get the correct drivers or, unfortunately use a pirated copy of windows install cd to do a repair?
  4. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Evangelist Posts: 787   +58

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