Windows won’t recognize my hard drives

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RAID configuration
Windows 7
Windows 7 error messages
Installed two 500GB western digital hard drives and loaded WIndows 7.  When I configured them for RAID, Windows 7 wouldn't boot.  Tells me disk error, hit any key.  Hit the key and tells me bootmgr is missing.  Computer worked before the RAID conffiguration but now won't boot, won't repair, won't do anything.

Software/Hardware used:
PCIe x1 daughter board, 2 western digital hard drives, dvdr-rw, windows 7 home oem
ASKED: May 28, 2010  2:02 PM
UPDATED: July 7, 2010  2:32 PM

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If you configure the raid within Windows restart your machine hit F8 before the windows screen to bring up the boot menu. You might need to continue tapping it slowly while the system is coming up. Then choose last known good configuration.

This should put you back in business.

If you configured the raid from the systems bios you will need to go in and undo what you did. The system will then boot properly.

What kind of raid did you set up and what did you want to acomplish. Let me know and maybe I can walk you through it.

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