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R3E MOBO: boot freezes just before "Windows starting"

Vinyerdie
Level 7
After installing OCZ Vector as new boot drive, system will only boot with 5 of the 6 SATA 3 ports used. Drive configuration is as follows:
1 SATA 6: OCZ Vector 500GB
2 SATA 6: OCZ Vertex 3 MI 120GB
PCIE X4: OCZ Hybrid Drive 1TB Toshiba + 1GB Flash
1 SATA 3: Seagate 3TB
2 SATA 3: Seagate 2TB
3 SATA 3: Seagate 1.5TB
4 SATA 3: WD Velociraptor 300GB
5 SATA 3: Optical Drive
6 SATA 3: Optical Drive

SATA 3 HDDrives are in Hot-Swap bays. If I remove any one of them, the system boots fine.
I have the latest BIOS and the recommended stepped down version of the IRST.
ANY IDEAS?
Thanks for the help.
M
Rampage III Extreme MoBo
Intel X990 @3.47GHz
12GB DD3 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified 3072 MB
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SUKARA
Level 10
Try to disabled did not use the device from the bios manual for test it again!
(EX:Lan,IEEE1394 or JMicron sata devices...)

Vinyerdie
Level 7
Thank You Sukara. I am not sure I understand what you are Saying. All drives show up properly in the BIOS.
Rampage III Extreme MoBo
Intel X990 @3.47GHz
12GB DD3 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified 3072 MB

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
Yeah the Corsair 800D hotswap cages are known to be probelmmatic. Are you using 800D cages?
is this good for raid 0 Post #74

& 75, 76, & 83
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

Vinyerdie
Level 7
H-Weed, Yes, I am using the 800D cages (I have had to replace the Upgrade connector Panel that the 4 drives plug into twice). . But MOST IMPORTANTLY, I think I decoded Sukara's message. I went into the Bios and Switched the AHCI status of the SATA port with the 3TB drive to "Not Present" and now the system boots fine and Windows recognizes ALL the drives!! Go figure. I wonder why this works???
Rampage III Extreme MoBo
Intel X990 @3.47GHz
12GB DD3 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified 3072 MB

HiVizMan
Level 40
That is a very good question about why it works and one I can not answer. I will see if I can find out for you.
To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
Might it have something to do with this:
EVGA forums General hdwe. forum: Need a HD upgrade for a P55 FTW, WD website useless, help?
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

Vinyerdie
Level 7
Interesting read but I had the issue before i put the 3TB drive in,
Rampage III Extreme MoBo
Intel X990 @3.47GHz
12GB DD3 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified 3072 MB