My apologies, but I have not found other articles covering this. If I missed something that was already posted I would appreciate any links.
Old - Dell Precision 690 Worksation - SATA II HD with WIN 7 Pro 64 bit OS - legacy BIOS
New - HP Z820 Workstation - 1TB SATA III HD x3 setup in RAID 5 config - UEFI + Legacy BIOS
To move the customized Windows 7 pro 64 bit image / HD to the new Z820 RAID 5
What I have done:
I moved the physical HD from the old Dell system into one of the free SATA controller slots on the Z820's Intel SATA controller. I of course was unable to boot since the default BIOS setup was for UEFI boot(HP support walked me through setting up legacy support for the HD).
This is where I had some issues, I needed to change the SATA type to IDE in order for the HD to be recognized, then install the latest HP driver for Intel Rapid Storage on the HD. This worked and we progressed to being able to boot in AHCI mode.
The final step is getting the HD to boot in AHCI + RAID mode in order to see the RAID 5 and be able to Ghost (my only experience is using Ghost) the image to the RAID.
When we switched the mode to AHCI + RAID, we get a BSOD after the Windows 7 splash screen shows up:
0x0000007b (0xfffff880009a978e8, 0xffffffff0000034, 0x0000000000000000 0x0000000000000000
My helpful HP technical support guy said this was related to the controller not recognizing the HD. He recommended I change some registry settings to help the OS recognize the new controller drivers:
HKLM\sys\ccs\serv Iastorv value set to = 0
HKLM\sys\ccs\serv MSAHCI start value set to = 0
This did not work either and we have spent two days trying variations of the same procedures and have come up empty.
He is convinced that the driver for the Intel Rapid Storage Technology is the cause of the BSOD, but we cannot seem to shake it.
I am hoping that someone can suggest how to fix this issue or suggest another way to move the image from the old HD to the RAID.
Thanks for any help!