My mobo (MSI P7N Diamond 780i SLI / 570i SLI) has a SATA raid controller providing 6 SATA interfaces
These are organised thus..
SATA 1 - [Partition 1 - Windows XP] [Partition2 - Windows 7 Beta (64bit)]
SATA 2 - OCZ Vertex - Windows 7 Home (64bit) Retail version
SATA 3 - Mirror A
SATA 4 - Mirror B
SATA 5 - Mirror A
SATA 6 - Mirror B
The system was originally running XP on SATA 1. I added a partition to SATA 1 and installed Windows 7 beta some weeks ago. The system dual booted to XP or Win 7 Beta fine.
I then added the OCZ Vertex drive and installed the Win 7 retail version, and I am able to dual boot to all three systems just fine.
However - I really want to do away with the XP and Win 7 Beta partitions and just run with the OCZ drive. However if I disconnect the drive from SATA 1 the system will not boot up. Can't find Ntldr or Bootmgr or something similar. I have changed the boot sequence in the BIOS to point at just the OCZ drive - but it just won't boot from it.
Any help would be appreciated.