I'm all out of answers at this point. Please bear with me as I describe step by step on how I made my computer into an expensive paperweight. I am running windows 7 x86. I've spent my whole Saturday trying to install a Samsung 830 ssd as a boot drive. First, i decided that it was best to backup my computer using the Norton ghost provided; however, after i followed the steps, I have noticed that the ssd was not listed in the list of drives to transfer my data. After many failed attempts from inserting ssd to various sata slots (ultimately, placed it in sata 3 zero slot), i decided to go ahead and skip the data migration and went into the bios menu. My mobo is z68 pro 3 asrock and had a different looking bios layout. I changed the settings from IDE to ahci and placed the ssd as the boot drive. Everything looked good until I restarted and right when I saw the windows logo form, bsod happened. As it happened multiple times, windows automatically activated the windows repair and asked if I wanted to system restore. I declined and waited for the repair to occur. After I restarted I changed the setting back to my old hard drive and set it as IDE; however, another problem occurred. It appears my keyboard ceased to work when I tried to log into my account but can be used for the bios menu. After more detective work, people were having luck by disabling the USB 2.0 in the bios menu. I restarted but lo behold I could use my keyboard for the bios menu either even though its USB cable was connected to the USB 3.0 slot. I have tried to run in safe mode but keyboard still didnt work. You can imagine the frustration that I placed myself in, but wait, there's more. I did more detective and found out I can reset the bios setting by removing and placing the CMOS battery for 30 seconds. While investigating my mobo, i decided to use the duster to clear my graphics card and computer in general. i turn on my computer, and my monitor doesnt read the graphics card which is a gtx560ti evga. whew!
That is where am. I will be happy to provide you as much information but it is limited as I cannot access my computer at all.