Looked for the last two days.
It's a Gigabyte mobo: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=2304#utility
I've been using it for years with various SATA drives. I recently replaced it with a new rig, and I was going to experiment with OC'ing this one. I put in an older IDE drive with 7 on it, which booted.
I then tried to add ram, and I got an error screen. I didn't notice the type, but then (re-)found out the mobo maxes at 2gb. Back to the old ram, and the IDE drive booted.
As this machine is faster than my old gaming rig, I replaced that with this - drive and video card went in, that's the only difference - and I got the 0x7b error.
The drive is a SATA 80gb. A cloned 250gb SATA has the same problem.
- there ain't no bios setting for AHCI/IDE; shit's all automatic
- there ain't no hard drive controller driver from Gigabyte
- won't boot into safe mode, neither
Third: looked in diskpart and found the data partition was listed twice - as 0 and 2. Partition 1 was system. Deleted 0 partition, but still won't boot.
Scifi frauds. SF illuminates.
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