I have recently put together a new high-end gaming / work PC.
The relevant hardware items for this problem are as follows:
1 x ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z Intel Motherboard 2 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 6Gb/s 1 x Western Digital Caviar Green 750GB 3Gb/s 1 x Crucial M4 256GB SSD (Win 7 Here) 1 x Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz
I have the hard drives set up as follows:
Marvel Sata Controller:
0->Western Digital Green 1->M4 SSD (Boot Disk With Windows 7)
Intel Sata Controller:
0->Black Drive (raid 0 Member) 1->Black Drive (raid 0 Member)
If the Intel Controller is set to Raid, Windows 7 will not boot (Even though Win 7 is on the other controller). I get a "Please insert proper boot item" error.
Before anyone asks, I ensured that the proper boot order was selected. My bios even allows me to select a device and immediately boot from that device - I still got the error when selecting the M4.
As soon as I change the Intel controller to AHCI mode, the system boots normally.
anyone know what's going on? I updated the mobo and sata drivers and still nothing.
Note: I forgot that my caviar black drives are 6Gb/s hence I would like to make use of all 4 of my 6.0Gb/s connections.