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Last night I was OC'ing my computer and I was and had been running stable at 4.1 but wanted to go just a little bit further, maybe 4.3. Well In my attept to do so I had some instability issues at first, no big deal right, it happens. Well It BSOD on me a couple of times and the last time it did it I defaulted my BIOS to a stable profile I saved. I rebooted but it came up telling me no operating system was found. Why would OC'ing have caused my hard drive to clear?

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Perhaps it messed up some of your windows files? I've had XP break down on me one time when I was overclocking. It's definitely not a HD failure.
    
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Reset the bios again, with your hard drive unplugged, reboot the computer a few times.
Then Reconnect your drives.
    
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Thanks, will try later tonight when I am home and report back.
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High PCIe frequencies are known to damage HDDs although I'm not sure if it damages SATA drives.
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It's more likely that the higher voltages and frequencies are affecting the actual SATA controller, even Intel boards can suffer this problem.

Try a different SATA port and see how it goes, after altering the boot order of course ! biggrin.gif

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Well, the steps that I was provided did not work for me (because of something I did, read on to have a laugh lol). I ended up reloading Windows. I am ashamed to even say this but I made a HUGE rookie mistake. Originaly when I was having this problem I reset the BIOS thinking that might do the trick and when it didnt I relaoded Windows. However it was not until I had finished reloading that I realized what my problem was. When I reset the BIOS I forgot to set it back to raid........ doh.gif ......Had I done this it would have saved me a lot of headache.
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