I have recently built a new computer and bought a 120GB Corsair Force 3 SSD hard drive with it. I installed it all, and everything was runnig smoothly, but then I decided to try the Intel Smart Response Technoloy, and since, it's been all messed up.
- Intel i5 2500k 3.3GHz (not overclocked)
- Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 motherboard
- MSI GTX 580 Twin Frozr II
- Seagate 2TB Sata 2, I made two partitions with this, 500GB for the OS, the rest for data
- Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD
- Go to BIOS, enable RAID.
- Unplug SSD, reboot into Windows 7 setup
- Install Windows 7 on the 500GB partition
- Boot into Windows, install driver and reboot
- Install ISRT and reboot
- Enable ISRT with default settings
Everything runs fine, until I restart at step 7, there I have gotten different errors. First time round, drivers were found normally durig Windows setup, but after step 7, it was stuck at "Loading Operating System". Then I reinstalled, same way (after doing some more research and folowing tutorials), same thing happened, except this time, I had to load the drivers from a USB, and after step 7, I got the error "BOOTMGR is missing", now I'm trying for the third time, but at first it didn't want to find any drivers, even with the driver disc, so I rebooted with RAID disabled, and removed he unnecessary partitions, and rebooted into Windows setup wih RAID enabled. This time it found the drives (by loading drivers from USB storage), however, the full SSD shows only 47GB available (no other partition), and I can't select the 500GB partition for windows installation as it says "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS settings"
Note that first time round, Windows 7, with all drivers, was installed on the SSD, which I formatted during setup.
Any idea what I am doing wrong/may be wrong?
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