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I have an SSD which I use for booting, Windows, and programs, and I have a RAID 1 array that I store user data and downloads on. Well, I was messing around with my memory clocks in the BIOS and set something that resulted in no POST. When that happens, the motherboard (Asus Rampage II Gene) will reset your setting on the next boot attempt. It did this and everything worked.

Well, unbeknownst to me, it also set my storage configuration from RAID to IDE. For whatever reason though, everything continued to work fine including my SSD and my RAID array.

When I actually discovered the problem, I set it back to RAID, but when I reboot, when Windows is supposed to load, you just see a blinking cursor in the upper left corner of the screen. I then tried setting it to AHCI instead of IDE or RAID.

Thankfully, this did work. But now I am left in a situation where I can't actually set my storage configuration to RAID without having to reinstall Windows, which I DO NOT want to do. Will having it in AHCI mode cause any problems since I have a RAID array? Strangely, everything SEEMS to be working fine...
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I have an SSD which I use for booting, Windows, and programs, and I have a RAID 1 array that I store user data and downloads on. Well, I was messing around with my memory clocks in the BIOS and set something that resulted in no POST. When that happens, the motherboard (Asus Rampage II Gene) will reset your setting on the next boot attempt. It did this and everything worked.

Well, unbeknownst to me, it also set my storage configuration from RAID to IDE. For whatever reason though, everything continued to work fine including my SSD and my RAID array.

When I actually discovered the problem, I set it back to RAID, but when I reboot, when Windows is supposed to load, you just see a blinking cursor in the upper left corner of the screen. I then tried setting it to AHCI instead of IDE or RAID.

Thankfully, this did work. But now I am left in a situation where I can't actually set my storage configuration to RAID without having to reinstall Windows, which I DO NOT want to do. Will having it in AHCI mode cause any problems since I have a RAID array? Strangely, everything SEEMS to be working fine...

You have to implant the driver manually.. thats what i had to do... DOnt ask me how.. I just remeber it took long...

Did youi use your installtion disk to get to the fix my pc option?
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When I installed Windows with storage set to RAID, I didn't need any special driver... which drivers are you referring to? I didn't do the fix my PC thing because doesn't that also reset a bunch of stuff and program settings in Windows?

And why does everything still work with storage set to AHCI even though I have a RAID array (everything on the Intel controller btw)?

EDIT:
Ok I see an issue this causes. Now I always have the USB icon in my system tray and it gives me the option to eject all three of my hard drives. If you try any of them, it says it can't because they are in use, obviously. I really want to get RAID mode back without reinstalling
Edited by timAHH - 6/18/11 at 12:23am
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