Hello everybody! I would like to ask for some help regarding a problem I have recently encountered on my computer.
To start off I would like to say that I have an ASUS Rampage III Extreme motherboard. I also have dual 1TB hard drives (Western Digital).
Now the problem:
After several failed attempts at booting Win7 I realized that the computer wasn't seeing my HDDs. Upon entering the BIOS setup I noticed a strange problem. In the "MAIN" screen of the bios setup, there are supposed to be 6 SATA ports shown. I had nothing, they weren't just not detected, they simply weren't there.
I tried changing up between the RAID, IDE, and AHCI in the storage configurations but it didn't change much. Except when I changed it to AHCI and then rebooted the comp, the SATA drives were listed but next to them there was a message in parenthesis saying they were not detected.
I opened up my computer and checked if all the cable were plugged in correctly, and they were.
When I try windows startup repair it only goes to the point where it asks you to load a drive (which I don't have apparently).
Obviously I cannot access windows7 in any way so I can't even check disk management.
I don't really know what to do anymore and there's quite a bit of information I would rather not loose on those drives. I would say I had about 500gb of space filled
Any help would be appreciated, if there is any useful information I may not have mentioned, please ask me for it.