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troubleshooting Question

Motherboard doesn't recognize 1.5 terabyte hard drives

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Storage HardwareComponentsWindows 7
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Hi everyone,
I have a PC with a WinFast (Foxconn) motherboard (NF4UK8AA) that I was running Windows 7 on.  I had 3 1.5 terabyte drives installed in it, one with the OS, a second with data and a third a backup copy of the data drive.  Everything worked fine.  A friend of mine who is a lawyer had one of his main PCs go down before Christmas and needed it back up in a hurry.  I removed my motherboard and got him back and going in a few hours, and ordered a replacement motherboard for him.  When it came in, I put my WinFast board back into my machine.  Now WIn 7 won't start.  I get the little animation, but it reboots and starts over.  When I look at the BIOS, my drives are only recognized as 500 meg.  I started an new setup, but WIN 7 say I have no drives.  I started and XP setup, and it only sees 500 meg, so I left everything alone, for fear of damaging the data on my OS drive.  I know it's gotta have something to do with the drivers for the hard drives (RAID) related, even though I am not running RAID.  But, the crazy part is, I remember it being so easy doing the install the first time.  I can't understand how just taking the motherboard out and then putting it back in a week later could create such a problem.
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