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YAY! That worked, unplugged my 500gb HDD and now my SSD is being detected, I put it #1 in boot order and now I'm on Win7 and all fine, ill try plugging in my 500gb HDD again to see what happens and it has all my games on it, thank you for your help!
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Now my 500gb HDD won't be detected, hmmm. Any suggestions?
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Now my 500gb HDD won't be detected, hmmm. Any suggestions?

Remove it from the Boot order and it should resolve that
    
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Or it could have been that you messed up your MBR or bootsec and if its that its easy fix, get into a dos prompt by using advanced fix thing from the CD (sorry forgot the names lol) but after you are in the prompt type "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" and then "bootrec.exe /fixboot" without qoutes of coarse that should fix it

EDIT>>>> Let me know if it was this one as I have a few other things it might be

Did this and now its detecting both my drives, thank you for your help and thanks TheReceiver for your help as well!
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No problem man, happy to give back to the community when I can thumb.gif
    
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I booted from the Windows disk and click repair your computer, but it has come up with a box saying that "this version of system recovery options is not compatible with the version of windows you are trying to repair. Try using the recovery disk that is compatible with this version of Windows." Also how do i get a DOS prompt up whilst on the CD?

    I see that the problem has been resolved, but I wanted to answer the question highlighted above.  Normally, after detecting a compatible OS, the System Recovery Options dialog appears, and you can open a command prompt by clicking the Command Prompt option.  However, if no supported OS is detected, you will get the message that you saw.  In that scenario, tick the "Restore your computer using a system image you created earlier" option, and click [Next].  It will then ask you where the backup image is located.  Click [Cancel], and voila, the System Recovery Options dialog will appear, and you can click the Command Prompt option from there. thumb.gif

    Another pro-tip: You can get a graphical file explorer interface from the recovery environment by entering "regedit" at the command prompt, and then clicking "File\Export".  You will get a regular Windows Open/Save dialog, which you can use to browse files/folders on the computer.
 
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    I see that the problem has been resolved, but I wanted to answer the question highlighted above.  Normally, after detecting a compatible OS, the System Recovery Options dialog appears, and you can open a command prompt by clicking the Command Prompt option.  However, if no supported OS is detected, you will get the message that you saw.  In that scenario, tick the "Restore your computer using a system image you created earlier" option, and click [Next].  It will then ask you where the backup image is located.  Click [Cancel], and voila, the System Recovery Options dialog will appear, and you can click the Command Prompt option from there. thumb.gif

    Another pro-tip: You can get a graphical file explorer interface from the recovery environment by entering "regedit" at the command prompt, and then clicking "File\Export".  You will get a regular Windows Open/Save dialog, which you can use to browse files/folders on the computer.
 

Thanks! Good to know if a similar situation arises in future.
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Originally Posted by Bradford1040 View Post

Or it could have been that you messed up your MBR or bootsec and if its that its easy fix, get into a dos prompt by using advanced fix thing from the CD (sorry forgot the names lol) but after you are in the prompt type "bootrec.exe /fixmbr" and then "bootrec.exe /fixboot" without qoutes of coarse that should fix it

EDIT>>>> Let me know if it was this one as I have a few other things it might be

Did this and now its detecting both my drives, thank you for your help and thanks TheReceiver for your help as well!

Sorry went to sleep last night so could not get back to OCN till now I see its all fixed but if you ever have issues you can PM me or most anyone on OCN for help, we all have been in the same spot once or twice and needed a bit of help. Good luck and happy computing
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