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Great guide, I use it and point others here.

I have an issue though. So I flashed my BIOS and everything was reset to stock. I know it would happen but forgot to change to Raid on Boot.

My set was Raid enabled in BIOS through a regedit. So I have a 500 GB and TB with a 60 GB SSD setup with 20 GB for caching on my OS partition. Since I rebooted after the BIOS flash it booted in IDE.

The registry is all set with Zeros were needed but it will only boot in IDE now and BSOD if I try ACHI or RAID.

Any ideas?

Edit: Almost forgot, it won't let me reinstall the isator drivers.

Intel cache sux sometimes.

So you did this:
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Enable RAID Mode after Installation:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.
  4. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
  5. Locate and then click the following registry subkeys:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor
    
  6. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  9. Restart your computer
  10. Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable RAID, Save & Reboot
  11. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.

And you could not boot?

You can not install the drivers in IDE mode too.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Intel cache sux sometimes.
So you did this:
Quote:
Enable RAID Mode after Installation:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window.
  4. If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.
  5. Locate and then click the following registry subkeys:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStor
    
  6. In the right pane, right-click Start in the Name column, and then click Modify.
  7. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  8. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  9. Restart your computer
  10. Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable RAID, Save & Reboot
  11. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
And you could not boot?
You can not install the drivers in IDE mode too.

Yeah all registry values set to 0 and in IDE mode in will not let me instal isator. I will keep trying various configurations and let you know what I come up with.
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Just used your guide to install my new SSD. worked perfect. thanks for putting this together.
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Thanks so much for the guide! I am having one strange issue though, if I disable my usb 3.0 controller my boot times are around 8 seconds after splash screen, but with it enabled its like 20 seconds. any ideas what the issue is?

Thanks again for the awesome guide!
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Thanks so much for the guide! I am having one strange issue though, if I disable my usb 3.0 controller my boot times are around 8 seconds after splash screen, but with it enabled its like 20 seconds. any ideas what the issue is?

Thanks again for the awesome guide!

I am not sure really. Are there any devices plugged in besides the K/B and mouse?
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Sean (or anyone with the knowledge), I have installed and configured a 500mb Dataram RamDisk, on my win 7 rig w/8gb ram, following your guide and it is running fine. I am wondering if you would not mind helping with step by step instructions on redirecting the print spooler as well as the Photoshop Elements 10 Scratch Disk to the RamDisk.
Would I have to increase the size of the RamDisk to allow for the above, and if so, is it as simple as increasing it in its configuration utility.
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Just a quick question, do I simply need to follow the guide at the beginning of this thread? Or are there key updates throughout this entire thread that I need to read through? It's a Samsung 830 installing to Win 7 (on the machine shown in my sig) if that makes a difference to the answer. I won't be upgrading from a HDD to SSD, in my case it's from an older/misaligned SSD to a new SSD. I'm thinking I should just do a traditional "backup" rather than a ghost, due to the misalignment.
    
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I am not sure really. Are there any devices plugged in besides the K/B and mouse?

Yup, that was it. i have some external drives plugged in and that is slowing me down. Thanks!!
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Sorry for double post, but is there a way to fix this? I was planning on just plugging in my external storage when I need it and leaving it unplugged most of the time. Is there a better solution?
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