Hello to everyone
So recently I dismantled my system - which entailed removing my Intel 3930K and other components.
I was running a RAID1 configuration succesfully in Windows 7 Pro x64 and in order to maintain my system as it was on rebuild, I made careful note of all my connections for reassembly and I didn't change any hardware so same setup exactly as before see below for exact info.
On startup however the system booted into BIOS but I exited without changing anything in the config. I guess I expected once Windows booted that everything would be configured exactly as before (yeah probably didn't think that one through enough). However, while everything booted fine I lost my RAID config and am unsure of the exact steps to take to recover my old setup.
Of course I now realise - having checked the BIOS - the harddrives got reset to ACHI not RAID. I was reluctant to simply reset to RAID without checking. Of course my system would have expected to see RAID on boot but I got no warnings or errors.
Just in case I wasn't clear this message was written on the RIVE in Windows 7 Pro x64, so the system is ruining but not in RAID. Also for info I'm running IRST enterprise edition 3_5
This is what I have tried so far - I re-entered the BIOS ans reset SATA to RAID (from ACHI) save+exit
On reboot the RAID set (2x256SSDs) is seen correctly - it starts promising - then Windows starts loading.... however, it blue screens with an error too fast for me to see and then on restart it offers to repair windows. BUT at this point I decided to and restart resetting to ACHI to get back into Windows. I'm still hoping that there is some way to recover this?
If someone would be so kind as to guide me through recovery I would be grateful.
MB: Asus RAMPAGE IV EXTREME Rev1.02 | BIOS: 3404 | Intel X79
CPU: Intel CPU Core i7 3930K (C2) Sandybridge-E Unlocked
Cooler: Corsair H80i Hydro
RAM: 4x8 Corsair Dominator 32GB DDR3 1866 Quad
PSU: Corsair HX 1050W Pro Gold
GFX: x2 EVGA 4GB GeForce GTX 670 SC
SSD: x2 Samsung 256GB 830 SSD RAID 1
HDD: x2 WD SATA III 1TB Caviar Red WD10EFRX
Mon: Dell Ultrasharp 30" LCD IPS U3011 + 2x Samsung 2443
CASE: Lian Li ARMORSUIT PC-P80B Black
KB+M: Mad Catz V5 | Mad Catz R.A.T.7 Black
OS: Windows 7 Pro x64bit