Windows 10: Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

Discus and support Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So at first, I was trying to resolve an issue with my BD-ROM drive described here: XPS 8700 - BD-ROM (HL-DT-ST DVDRW/BDROM CH20N) Not Recognized... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ctech, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. ctech Win User

    Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID


    So at first, I was trying to resolve an issue with my BD-ROM drive described here: XPS 8700 - BD-ROM (HL-DT-ST DVDRW/BDROM CH20N) Not Recognized Windows 10 - Disk Drives (HDD, CD/DVD, Blu-ray) Forum - Disk Drives - Dell Community


    However, when attempting to try different things, I am now in a position where I can no longer boot to Windows 10. More specifically, when I turn on my computer, I get an error saying no bootable drives found and it just lists my SATA 1, 2, 3, etc. drives with an option to restart or go to BIOS setup. In other words, I don't even see Windows anymore existing.

    My basic computer specs:
    Dell XPS 8700 SE
    Intel Core i7-4700
    Windows 10 with 1511 update
    2TB hdd with 32GB mSATA SSD cache drive
    16GB RAM
    BD-ROM

    I need help to get Windows working again, and hopefully, get back my data. Here's what I did to cause the problems:

    1) I went to Dell UEFI BIOS setup, and changed the SATA mode from "RAID" to "AHCI". Saved and exited BIOS.
    2) After rebooting, Windows failed to load, had a consistent blue screen with the sad smiley face with error "IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED", automatic repair also failed.
    3) I tried reverting back to "RAID" in SATA mode in BIOS, but it failed to change anything. Windows still wouldn't boot
    4) I then entered into the special BIOS menu showing devices which listed my mSATA cache drive and hard drive and RAID settings. Since it showed that the cache drive was "Disabled", I thought I could fix my issues by re-creating the RAID array.
    5) I tried to delete the current RAID setup shown in that BIOS menu, then chose the option to recreate the RAID0 array by selecting the option to create a "Striped Disk Array".
    6) Once I did the above, Windows itself disappeared, and trying to undo the RAID0 option did not fix anything

    So now I am no longer seeing Windows, not sure if my data on the hard drive still exists, and my cache drive (obviously) is not working.

    Any ideas how to fix without doing a clean reinstall and losing all my previous data in Windows?

    Thanks for any help you can provide!

    :)
     
    ctech, Dec 1, 2015
    #1
  2. Linney Win User

    Won't successfully boot my SpinRite CD, so is FreeDOS incompatibile? But flash drive with FreeDOS runs fine. Also S.M.A.R.T. info in final Replies.

    When you find the area in the Bios, note its' location, and note the current settings so that you can return the settings to their present configuration after using Spinrite.

    How to Change SATA Hard Disk Mode from IDE to AHCI / RAID in BIOS after Installing Windows?

    How to Change SATA Hard Disk Mode from IDE to AHCI / RAID in BIOS after Installing Windows? - AskVG
     
    Linney, Dec 1, 2015
    #2
  3. Adding an internal hdd after Raid 0 but system keeps adding it to Raid configuration

    I have a Dell Dimension 9200 Desktop with Windows 10 installed on in Raid 0 on two identical Seagate Barracuda Sata Hdds. I'm trying to add a Samsung 2TB internal hard drive. After activating the appropriate Sata location in the bios (Sata2. The two Raid
    hdds are on Sata1 & 4 with my optical drive on sata0), the computer tries to boot with the Samsung drive in Raid and freezes on the boot screen. How do I make my computer recognize this drive strictly as an additional sata hdd without it attaching it to the
    raid array?

    Thanks in advance,

    Miles
     
    MilesDavisThaBoss, Dec 1, 2015
    #3
  4. axe0 New Member

    Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

    IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED is caused by an improper setup or improper configuration after setup.

    I'm no expert at the BIOS configurations, even not an advanced user, but I think you need to set in the raid array the hard drive you want to boot from. I guess that configuration went gone after you changed the SATA mode.
     
    axe0, Dec 1, 2015
    #4
  5. ctech Win User
    Right, the problem is I am no longer getting even the Windows BSOD error, it's now just showing no bootable drives to choose from (Windows I guess is not recognized). I already tried playing around with the RAID settings in BIOS and the way it is now is that it is disabled; however, my computer still doesn't work or boot from the OS drive. Perhaps when I changed to RAID0 - Striped Disk Array, I am worried if that caused a loss of my data and boot partition; if so, is there any way to recover from that? I suspect my data is still on the drive, but just not Windows partition or something, as it's not booting to Windows anymore
     
    ctech, Dec 1, 2015
    #5
  6. axe0 New Member
    The data shouldn't been lost, you only have destroyed your setup to say it rough.
    As I stated I am a novice, I wouldn't know a recovery method. My guess would be that a clean setup of the RAID should resolve this.
     
    axe0, Dec 1, 2015
    #6
  7. ctech Win User
    Thanks, hoping someone can point me in the right direction to fix. In terms of RAID, since I had a SSD cache drive, I think me selecting the Striped Disk Array option was wrong, but now I am not sure how to go back.
     
    ctech, Dec 1, 2015
    #7
  8. fdegrove Win User

    Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

    Hi,

    What were you thinking setting that up as a RAID drive anyway ?

    Sorry.......

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Dec 2, 2015
    #8
  9. ctech Win User
    I mistakenly thought it had something to do with making it a cache drive and re-enabling that option. I only realized afterwards that cache drives are handled in Windows not BIOS
     
    ctech, Dec 2, 2015
    #9
  10. fdegrove Win User
    Hi,

    Sorry to say so but a reinstall is in order.

    Best of luck, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Dec 2, 2015
    #10
  11. ctech Win User
    No other suggestions here? I think just the Windows boot and EFI partition needs to be fixed, no?
     
    ctech, Dec 2, 2015
    #11
  12. fdegrove Win User
    Hi,

    Do you have a backup of that drive ?

    If not you can try to fix the boot problem using Macrium Reflect Free's menu when booted from it's rescue DVD/USB drive.

    Cheers, *Wink
     
    fdegrove, Dec 2, 2015
    #12
  13. Victek Win User

    Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

    How about booting from a Windows 10 setup disk and running Startup Repair?
     
    Victek, Apr 5, 2018
    #13
Thema:

Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

Loading...
  1. Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID - Similar Threads - Can't boot changing

  2. Unable to change SATA mode from IDE TO AHCI

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Unable to change SATA mode from IDE TO AHCI: Sorry to bother you all. I am currently trying to change my SATA mode from IDE to AHCI but in my BIOS the option to change it is grayed out. Is there anything I can do to fix this? My Specs are: Packard Bell imedia S1800 PC Ram: 2.0 GB DDR3 SSD: Crucial BX200 Media...
  3. Can't boot after deleting a raid 1 mirror.

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Can't boot after deleting a raid 1 mirror.: I deleted an old Intel WINDOWSXP raid 1 mirror and the system would not boot. I tried fixboot “access denied” . All hard drives removed. I used the procedure to use fixboot but the problem was not the same as indicated. My boot is volume 1 but as’”E”. Volume 3 is” C” which...
  4. Can't read data from "RAID" disk on after BIOS change RAID to AHCI

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Can't read data from "RAID" disk on after BIOS change RAID to AHCI: Hey, I got an old Dell Latitude laptop that I was going to update my HDD on so I removed the old drive (it was an m.2 disk in an adapter in a 2.5" slot). I plugged in my new Samsung 840 which the computer couldn't find so I changed the BIOS setting from RAID to AHCI (Raid is...
  5. Unable to boot after cloning Sata HDD to Sata SSD

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    Unable to boot after cloning Sata HDD to Sata SSD: Hello, I did cloning of my original Sata 1 TB HDD to New 1 TB SSD (WD) using Macrium Software. No issues found during cloning and everything went fine. I did swap the hard disk and when I turn on the laptop I am unable to boot to windows. I did try legacy boot option and...
  6. SATA 6 GBps RAID Card Recommendation

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    SATA 6 GBps RAID Card Recommendation: I'm looking to do away with my standalone NAS and combine it's functionality with my always-on Windows Server. I have three spinner drives purchased and want to use an add-in RAID controller card. Does anyone have recommendations for one that won't break the bank? The...
  7. I reset BIOS SATA setting to ACHI and now can't return to RAID

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    I reset BIOS SATA setting to ACHI and now can't return to RAID: I somehow reset my BIOS when inserting a new graphics card. My system drive is an SDD whilst I also have two HDDs connected to the motherboard which are supposed to be in RAID 0. I reconfigured my BIOS the best I could from memory and when I loaded Windows, my RAID was...
  8. Adding a SATA RAID card

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Adding a SATA RAID card: I'm wondering if I've made a schoolboy error here... I'm trying to add more disks to my desktop and have run out of SATA ports the motherboard has 6. I've just added a SATA RAID card (Semlos 4 Ports PCI Sata Internal Raid Controller Card Sil3114 Chipset with 2 Sata...
  9. which Hardware SATA RAid CARDs are compaitible with windows 10

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    which Hardware SATA RAid CARDs are compaitible with windows 10: I have an asus motherboard based off intel on windows 7. It prompts to say windows 10 update is available. I checked with Intel and ASUS and it seems there is no support for Intel RST Software raid in windows 10 on my motherboard. I need to find a Hardware SATA RAid Card that...
  10. Windows 10 thinks my 2 Raid 0 SATA hard drives are SST, can't defrag

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Windows 10 thinks my 2 Raid 0 SATA hard drives are SST, can't defrag: I tried updating my Windows 7 Pro system to windows 10 pro. The update went Ok but I noticed that my Raid 0 configuration is now considered an SSD and Windows won't let me defrag my drives. I found a comment online that running Windat formal will clear up the issue, but it...

Users found this page by searching for:

  1. windows 10 update lost sata drive driver wont boot