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Getting a weird problem on my Sig Rig. I have the Rampage IV Extreme and I updated the Bios today to the new 1101 bios. The flash went smooth except when I booted after adjusting the bios setting it kept telling me to insert a valid boot device. I rebooted checked and sure enough everything was disabled except my Crucial 128 gig M4. Restarted same thing. Changed the available boot devices to windows boot manager. Same Result. I boot up the Win7 Pro Disk to try an auto repair and it sees windows on the H drive instead of C. I went to command prompt to confirm this. I try again and this time select to auto repair the windows install. FYI It only saw the one install still listed as H drive. The auto repair found no problem to fix. I reboot and sitting there thinking about what’s going on it asks me to press a key to boot from cd so i just left it alone because I thought I was going to need to do a restore to fix. But then it booted right into my windows 7 that was installed on the crucial.

I was like cool. I took the Win7 Pro cd out and packed it back on the shelf and rebooted. Same thing insert boot device. I go get my windows 7 CD put it back in and reboot and let it skip the press any key to boot to CD and magic it boots back to my installed Windows 7.

It seems that right now I have to have my Win7 Pro Disk inserted into the drive for the on ssd windows install to boot. Weird. I am planning to try reverting one of my bios to the previous version later to see if it’s a bios issue.
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What happens when you select it to boot from the hard drive your OS is installed on instead of windows boot manager?

Main reason I ask is because I've just upgraded my BIOS to 1101 and I had to reselect my boot device as well. Only difference is though is that I've never used the boot manager. I always just select the drive my OS is on as primary boot device.
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So Far the same thing. If I select the Crucial Drive only it wont boot.
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I've just been trying to remeber how to do something. How about this.

If you get windows going with your CD then type "disk management" in you start bar and select "Create and format disk partitions"

In there you can select the correct hard drive and re-allocate it as your C drive by right clicking and changing drive letter.

Give that a whirl and let us know how you get on.
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Very Strange I went in and it was already set active so i set it active and then it refused to boot started to get missing boot manager. I started backing out to previous bios and when I got to 901 it boots fine without the need for my windows disk.
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post #6 of 7
So you've gone back to 901 and now its fine?

If your still wanting 1101 then I would try doing it again but just with the one hard drive connected. The one with your OS on. Make sure you've got no USB sticks in as well or anything like that.

Did you use EZ flash in the BIOS to do it? This is how I have always done it and have never had an issue.
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I used the asus utility in the AI suite. I have a couple of days off I may play with it.
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