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[Solved] Problem - Seemingly managed to screw up IDE/AHCI

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Hi,

Bought a new rig a month or so back. Decided to acquire a second SSD, and as the newer one was better, I gave it a fresh w7 install and made it my new boot drive. When I first booted it up (the second SSD is out of the picture for now), I got a bluescreen. Without really knowing exactly what I was doing, I tried switching from AHCI to IDE in BIOS, and it worked. No bluescreen. Since then I've installed my old SSD as well, and everything was working just fine.

Until now, when I was reading up on this and learnt that, performance-wise, I really should try to make AHCI work. I downloaded the MicrosoftFixIt50470 and ran the .msi. Restarted. Switched to AHCI in BIOS, but it insists on booting from my old SSD. So I'm pretty sure I'd get a bluescreen like I used to if I disconnected it. However, now, when I switch back to IDE, it still doesn't work! In AHCI, it doesn't even seem to recognize the drive as a boot drive in BIOS. In IDE it does, but it still refuses to boot from it.

So what do I do now? How can I fix this with as little hassle as possible? I have too much important stuff going on right now, I really didn't need this. No idea why I took the chance.

TL;DR: Was booting with IDE instead of AHCI. Ran driver fix. Now none works.

Any input is truly appreciated. Thank you.
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You should check to see if there are any firmware updates available for your drive. This usually involves formatting it though. 

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Actually most FW updates these days are not destructive to data.

Make sure your boot order in bios is right.

Here is how to make sure achi is enabled...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation
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