Broke raid, booted to W7 instead of w10

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  1. Golden's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #11

    joethejet4 said:
    Yeah, I think I want to keep the drives separate actually. Should I change anything about the way the disks are set up (ACHI?) I have already broken the RAID.

    Thanks for all the help.
    Just make sure that ACHI is set for each HDD in the BIOS.
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  2. Posts : 10
    windows7 and windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    When I do this, the computer doesn't boot. I get weird characters on the screen.

    Do I have to make a change in regedit or something?

    I found something that says I need to do this:
    1. Open RUN dialog box by pressing WIN+R keys together and then type msconfig (Windows 8 or later users can open RUN dialog box by right-clicking far left-bottom corner of desktop, then selecting Run option).

    2. Click on Boot tab, enable Safe boot checkbox, apply the changes and restart your computer.

    3. Upon restart, get into BIOS settings (by pressing DEL or F2 key most likely), change the hard disk mode to AHCI, might also have to change boot order SCSI, save settings on exit and reboot. Windows will now boot in safe mode.

    4. Run msconfig again, go to Boot tab, unmark Safe boot option and restart PC.

    That's it. Now your PC will work fine.

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    Ok, well, I tried that and it didn't work. If I change in the Bios to ACHI from RAID it won't boot. I get weird characters on my screen and it just hangs.

    This link seems to say that you have to make changes in regedit, but I"m not sure I want to do that. Seems pretty weird.
    https://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-...lling-windows/
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  3. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,278
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #13

    I gave up on RAID years ago and now rely on frequent Reflect backups
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  4. Posts : 10
    windows7 and windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Steve C said:
    I gave up on RAID years ago and now rely on frequent Reflect backups
    Yes, that is what I'm trying to do. But I can't seem to set my disks to ACHI and have the machine boot. I guess no one else had a problem with breaking the raid and setting the disks to ACHI?
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  5. Jacee's Avatar
    Posts : 1,584
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.844
       #15

    I don't know if this will help at all, but when I had a Raid setup, I went into the Bios...it listed two Sata controllers. I clicked on 'advanced/peripheral config/secondary Sata conroller', then disabled it. I then took it out of the computer.
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  6. Berton's Avatar
    Posts : 10,483
    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #16

    joethejet4 said:
    I guess no one else had a problem with breaking the raid and setting the disks to ACHI?
    My experience is on Post #9 in this thread.

    Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI)
    Advanced Host Controller Interface - Wikipedia
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