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Setup 3 SATA's, can't boot now...

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So here's the deal, I'm reconfiguring my sig rig. I have a 320GB 7200rpm SATA, a 1TB 7200 rpm SATA, and a 120GB SSD. I want either the SSD to be the boot drive or the 320GB. Right now the 320GB has an old XP 64 bit installation. When all 3 of the hard drives are plugged in, when booting it says "please select proper boot device and press any key" When the SSD isn't plugged in, XP boots fine....So i have no idea what is wrong and i'd love some opinions or advice!
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Well, when you set up new drives and have an existing Windows installation, you need to use the recovery console and bootcfg /rebuild option to rebuild the boot.ini to the correct Windows installation location. If this doesnt work, then using recovery console and fixboot should resolve your issue. DO NOT attempt a fixmbr while installing SSDs as this can cause some issues with the OS.
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Ok well i took the SSD out and now it won't even boot when the 1TB drive is plugged in....it will boot with just the 320GB but that's it. It recognizes the TB in the BIOS and Device manager if i plug it in after booting...What could be wrong?
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Just what I mentioned before. You need to edit your boot.ini... this is done using the command in my post above. You may also want to make sure that your board supports AHCI and that it is enabled. You should use AHCI and make sure IDE mode or RAID mode are not enabled. This will require that you have the AHCI driver for your motherboard from the manufacturer as this will need to be installed. If you plan on using the SSD for booting your OS, you may want to ghost your current boot drive to your SSD. Really you just need to rebuild your boot.ini as with multiple drives XP can get "confused" you might say. The best way to fix this is to rebuild the boot.ini using bootcfg /rebuild in the Windows Recovery Environment.
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