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help, played in BIOS and lost boot ability from a hdd

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two drives in new build

Caviar Black 1TB
Caviar Green 2TB

intention is to run OS and games from the black and use the green for storage.

it all ran fine off the Black but I couldn't access the Green so I played around with settings, one part of that was changing to AHCI mode and editing 1 value in the registry. Windows 7 is still installed on the Black along with a lot of games, so if there is any way to get that back up and running it'd be a MUCH better option than having to start all over again.

background reading on what i played with in BIOS: http://www.overclock.net/amd-motherb...-sata-hdd.html
in short, changed my SATA ports to AHCI mode and that's where it all went wrong. they are back to IDE now.





currently I have installed windows 7 onto the Green 2TB and booted from that. I can see and access all data on the Black. How do I make the black a bootable drive again??



Any help appreciated.. I want this set up properly tonight if possible.

Sam
Edited by savage1987 - 2/5/11 at 8:54pm
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Why not just change them back to AHCI and then boot?
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clear the CMOS
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There should also be a HDD boot order in the bios, if the Green is listed above the Black then your PC will always try to boot from the Green first. Setting the Black drive as first in the list should make your PC boot from the Black drive again.
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Also ahci mode is set before installing windows.AS was said you just need to set the drive order for the one you want to boot from.Windows will not recognize a bare unformatted drive under my computer,you have to go to disc management to format the drive and then it will be visible in windows.
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