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Hey guys i'm having a small issue with windows....Well... kind of small.
First off i have to re install windows in a week or two because im changing out the mobo, so if theres no quickish fix to this its okay.
so i have my OS installed on a 40gb ssd (win 7). because it is so small i keep all my **** on two 1tb drives. Something weird happened to the drives, and i cant boot into windows with them in. It says something like D:/Boot corrupt or missing (forget which if its important ill go look) and wont boot. I then run boot repair in the windows disk and it says the same thing and cant find an os to repair on. NOW if i take out both 1tb drives, windows boots normal and boot repair says there is nothing wrong with the instillation. THis would be fine exept i have everything installed on the 1tb drives. Please leave any suggestions you have down below, and thanks ahead of time!
    
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For changing your motherboard, there is nothing like a clean install of windows. There are workarounds, but they are pretty shoddy. The D:/ boot issue makes me think that it is not looking on the C drive for your OS, which is where it should be, which may also be the reason the repair tool doesnt find the os. Check your boot settings, and BIOS config.
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I put the ssd first on the hard drive boot list, but iill see if it still is.
    
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Just boot into windows and then hot plug both of your other drives?

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Sounds like you need to enter your BIOS, and reset your BOOT DEVICE PRIORITY to the SSD.
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Just boot into windows and then hot plug both of your other drives?
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Tried that, it says i need to restart to use the devices.
    
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post #7 of 10
Make sure your SSD is plugged into SATA 0 on your board and other 1th HDDs in your SATA 1 and 2 then DVD drive in 3. Then Set your boot priority in your BIOS and make sure your SSD is in the top then your DVD drive right under it. your drives should be seen.
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Just boot into windows and then hot plug both of your other drives?
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Tried that, it says i need to restart to use the devices.

Are you running AHCI mode or IDE?


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Okay, windows booted but now its "deleting orphan files". I think chkdsk thinks my whole hdd is corupt and is deleting it... thoughts?
    
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does it do this every time you log into windows? and what kind of hard drives are you using? try to use like a laptop or some type of machine and use an external USB * SATA / IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter by Vantec* if you have one and run the HDD diagnostics through the company.
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