Originally Posted by Chris_Strain
Well after work I went through and tried everything again and I'm still stumped. The only thing I haven't tried is sticking an empty drive in it to see if it would detect that.. simply because I don't have a spare drive at the moment. Is there anything that would/could cause a drive to not be see during boot but still be visible once windows is running?
I'm really at a loss here. I can make do with my laptop for the moment, but in order to get back to various projects I have, I have to get this thing running again.
Can you please confirm somethings here, please test your sata ports and find out which ones still work.
Since you had your system on during a storm, something may have gotten damaged or ruined. :|
You might have one option left and that is to use sata to ide converter with your pc if you have a ide slot available.
If all else fails, your looking at getting a new motherboard, asrock won't help out in this situation.
They will fault you on user end damages once they hear the story or see signs of damages on the mobo.