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SSDs aren't being detected

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    SSDs aren't being detected

    Hello everyone.

    Recently, I've encountered a problem, which is that I get a black screen after the loading screen when I boot up my computer. To fix this problem, I decided to do a dirty install, but I stumbled upon a problem. I have 2 Crucial 64GB SSDs that I put together as one, making my C: Disk, but I didn't see it in the Volume List. I only see what was Drive D:, my 1TB Seagate HDD, which, supposedly, took my SSDs' place as Drive C:.

    I've unplugged the SSDs and booted up with only one plugged in, and made the Primary Boot Device "Removable Disk", but when I boot up, I get an error message saying "BOOTMGR is missing". The same thing happened when I did the same with the other SSD. It can be deduced that both of the SSDs have to work together as a whole to function.

    Then, I unplugged the 1TB HDD and tried again. When I did a chkdsk for Drive C:, I got a message saying, "The system cannot find the drive specified". From this, it is obvious that the 2 SSDs (which are the actual C: Drives) aren't being detected by my computer, but the 1TB (Drive D: ) is being detected.

    After uncovering this problem, I think this may be the fault that is giving me the black screen after boot.

    So does anyone have any ideas how to fix this problem? Thanks.

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    Windows 8

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    With out a snap shot of your disk management window it's hard to say what's going on.

    I would guess with all the installing and leaving all your drives plugged in, the boot mgr has been installed on the 1TB drive. If that is the case, you will need 3rd party software that will allow you to move or remove the boot mgr partition.

    I've used Aomei for this and know this works personally. It's a trial version but it will/should allow you to handle this.

    Free Partition Management Software for home users and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7.
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