I have a system running Windows7 with Intel's onboard SATA 'fake' RAID It's causing issues with some software so I'm trying to remove it.
I have the system imaged to an external drive, boot from CD and restore. But the resulting system won't boot and system repair can't fix it.
I've tried setting the SATA to both IDE and AHCI but nothing works.
Any ideas - I really don't want to reinstall from scratch !
edit: more detail
Windows-7 Pro 64bit with motherboard raid
Imaged 'c:' drive partition using windows backup "create system image" onto external drive
un-raid drives, set to either IDE or AHCI
Boot from Win7 install CD and select system image recovery
Select image and do full restore - reformatting partitions
It restores correctly, no errors
On restart it briefly flashes a BSOD and reboots
Running Windows repair on the partition says no errors fixed
Opening the command prompt from the CD repair boot shows an apparently fully intact C: drive