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Not Booting Windows past GUI

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Hey guys - working on my third build and running into some major problems.

Tried to start up the new build after it had been working for a few days and when I am loading Windows 7 64-bit, it will stop working at the GUI screen. Here's what I've tried to do ...

1. Use startup repair (won't get past that Windows screen).
2. Tried to startup with SSD as the main drive for a working computer, got a BSOD and quick restart following GUI boot.
3. Booting from CD drive, HDD, SSD separately. Disconnected each device to see how the computer would react and nothing was working.
4. I formatted the SSD on a different computer and then tried to install windows on the SSD with no other hard disk connected. Stalls at the GUI boot screen.

My set up is discussed below. I don't have any of the red LED device lights on. Any thoughts on what to do or how to troubleshoot this would be appreciated. Thanks!
    
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Reset BIOS, Format SSD.
    
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Have you checked the bio gui if its loading in the right format? ie IDE, AHCI etc?
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Looks like its loading AHCI, which is what I've got (no IDE cables)
I've got the newest bios version, but it looks like ASUS has pulled the old BIOS version from their site.
Already tried to format SSD, now I'm getting a BOOTMGR is missing error. Looks like this link can help? http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...windows-vista/
    
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Do you have the AHCI driver?
Or, did you install the OS with it set to IDE mode? if you did, your going to need to load it in IDE, and go into the registry and locate "msahci" (without quotes) and set it to 0. and you should have no problems. Then reboot and switch to AHCI.

The alternative is reinstall the OS, with AHCI enabled.
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See if it will boot in ide mode. It can be installed in ide with out using ide cables.
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Do you have the AHCI driver?
Or, did you install the OS with it set to IDE mode? if you did, your going to need to load it in IDE, and go into the registry and locate "msahci" (without quotes) and set it to 0. and you should have no problems. Then reboot and switch to AHCI.

The alternative is reinstall the OS, with AHCI enabled.
I cant remember touching that setting, so I don't think I installed the OS with IDE mode enabled. I'd love to be able to go into my registry right now, but my computer is stuck at the Windows GUI "Starting Windows" screen. I can't even re-install the OS. When I try to boot off the CD I just get the "Starting Windows" screen.

I tried to startup with IDE mode and the same issue occurred.
    
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