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AHCI BIOS not installed & Continuous restart loop - Windows 7

Q: AHCI BIOS not installed & Continuous restart loop - Windows 7

After a Windows 7 update today my computer turns on, goes past the welcome screen, then shows up with an error reading "AHCI BIOS not installed" and something about clicking on CTRL+S to enter setup and then restarts. This keeps on going continuously until I shut it down. I've read suggestions on forums to run chkdsk but I can't get as far as the Advanced Boot Menu; I can get to the setup and regular boot menu and when I boot from my hard drive the computer restarts.

Any suggestions?

I partitioned my hard drive a week ago and installed Ubuntu on it. However, I think the error is due to my update today.

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A: AHCI BIOS not installed & Continuous restart loop - Windows 7

AHCI is an advanced controller interface for sata drives and it
is usually a setting for the raid controller.
If you are not using it,might want to disable it in the bios setup.
If you are using it,I can try to find the registry hack that enables
it in windows without reinstalling,but you still need to see if you
can disable it and get into windows first.
Set it to sata or ide,whichever is available.
Not raid or ahci.
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see second post.

I have a 3TB drive D: for data formatted with GPT.

Had BIOS OnChip SATA Type set as "RAID" "As SATA Type" from back in the day. When I took out the RAID, I forgot to change this to AHCI when I reformatted and got rid of RAID drives!

Changing to "AHCI" "As SATA Type" as shown in image in second post, causes Windows 7 x64 to lose / not see the GPT on my drive D: and it wants to "initialize" it as MBR or GPT-- no way!!

A:cloned C:, installed AHCI drivers, changed BIOS to AHCI, D:'s GPT gone

ok, returning to BIOS and setting back to RAID, as AHCI typeenabled me to view the drive D: again
C: drive seems to be running much more slowly again.
these drives are plugged into the OnChip SATAWith AHCI as SATA typeno drive D:

With RAID as SATA typehave drive D:
but C: definitely dog-tired-slow
I really should not have fiddled with this at 3AM on a Sunday morning!!! Bah, I'm a pro, what could go wrong???

I'm not sure why changing to AHCI causes windows to miss the GPT on the D: drive.
Can I back this GPT up and restore it? Detect it after changing to AHCI? this is my only large drive, I can't back up the entire fricking thing.

The other question this makes me ask is how do I keep my GPT when I move to another motherboard? I don't trust the GPT like I do MBR hm....

edit: changing back again, it does not seem any faster. Doing more reading, it's ok to leave it as RAID because AHCI functions are still available no? So I really shouldn't gain/lose any performance?
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A:Continuous Restart Loop...

Do you have a Windows XP CD?
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Is the computer operable at all?
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A:AHCI BIOS Not Installed

Look at this helpful Thread that relates a little to your issue.

Seem that error is the raid bios, according to that thread you need to go into Bios and find the SATA operation and turn it from "Raid Autodetect AHCI" to combination. At least that is what that thread says, I have no personal experience with this but if you are not using raid why leave it on to cause issues.

Hopefully that helps.
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Serial ATA AHCI BIOS, version UPSD Source 08-24-2007
Copyright (c0 2003-2007 Intel Corporation
** This version supports only Hard Disk and CDROM drives**
Please wait. This will take few seconds.

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Port-01: No Device Connected
Port-02: No Device Connected
Port-03: No Device Connected
Port-04: No Device Connected
Port-05: No Device Connected
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A:Getting AHCI BIOS not installed message

go into your bios and turn off AHCI mode
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A:No devices found, AHCI BIOS not installed, blue screen issues and problems restarting

Do you have a single drive or multiple drives setup in a RAID configuration? The message you are seeing is fine (and normal) if you have no RAID. It usually will just pass it so quickly that you didn't notice it was there. How long have you let the pc set at that error message?
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A:Computer won't enter BIOS; infinite restart loop

After 6 hours, I started it, and it was able to POST. It's what I suspected. An overheated processor...

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A:No AHCI option in BIOS, is my computer default in AHCI or IDE?

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A:One initial Install Restart, Windows gets stuck in a restart loop

Sorry you are having these problems. You have already done the most logical things. If it's not the memory, or the video card, or the hard drive, and the only things you have changed are the cpu and mobo, then you might wonder if there is a problem with one of the two. You could always boot a live CD of Ubuntu to see how your computer responds. Or XP installation sounds like a great idea for a test.
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A:Windows 7 is stuck in a continuous loop: startup repair.

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Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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A:Windows Explorer stopped working..restarting.. continuous loop

Try updating any software you may have installed because it came with your camera - RAW thumbnail viewers in particular.

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Are you able to get into Windows at all?
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Start with these free, bootable hardware diagnostics: Initial Hardware Diagnostics
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First off use the method in the link below to back up your data now. Then we can try to repair it.

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A:Continuous Loop

Welcome to the Forum Harbenger.
So we better understand things better what do you mean by this from post #1

One night i resat my computer it was working before I resat it

How did you reset your computer?
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Their will be others by to ask question and give suggestions.
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I had same problem with AHCI when I first used it a couple years ago and a fresh install was my fix.

See if this helps ya out:

Enabling AHCI On Windows 7 Post Install | xaueious

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You may have a look ....

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Welcome to EightForums.

For Windows 7

We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
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startup repair disc-create

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

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Hi and Welcome to TSF!

You're going to need a Windows 8 Installation CD or recovery CD. This won't easily solved without one.

See if you can boot your system into Safe Mode:

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A:Continuous Loop While Booting

In Safe Mode do you have access to the Start button? If so Start>run and type shutdown -a may halt the countdown so you can continue booting.If you are then able to boot in Safe Mode run scans with every anti-virus and anti-spyware product you have installed. Can you download the McAfee AVERT Stinger utility (also see instructions for use) from here:Stinger-to another computer and then transfer it to your own system via a USB flash drive or CDROM?Come back with some info about whatever security software you have - if you already have HJT in your system then the guys and gals in the HJT forum may be able to help you in Safe Mode.
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A:Continuous reboot loop

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PS. I have no other computer at home, so there may be a day or two between me replying to any messages as I try to use either my friend's computer or my computer at work.

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A:Windows Vista automatic restart loop

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST written by Farbar) Version: 20-07-2012 01
Ran by SYSTEM at 21-07-2012 20:47:32
Running from G:\
Windows Vista ™ Home Premium (X86) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet002

========================== Registry (Whitelisted) =============

HKLM\...\Run: [IgfxTray] C:\Windows\system32\igfxtray.exe [142104 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [HotKeysCmds] C:\Windows\system32\hkcmd.exe [154392 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [Persistence] C:\Windows\system32\igfxpers.exe [138008 2007-05-25] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SynTPStart] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPStart.exe [102400 2007-08-15] (Synaptics, Inc.)
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] RtHDVCpl.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [NDSTray.exe] NDSTray.exe [x]
HKLM\...\Run: [topi] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Toshiba Online Product Information\topi.exe -startup [581632 2007-07-10] (TOSHIBA)
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HKLM\...\Run: [TPwrMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\Power Saver\TPwrMain.EXE [411192 2007-03-29] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [SmoothView] %ProgramFiles%\Toshiba\SmoothView\SmoothView.exe [509496 2007-04-03] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [00TCrdMain] %ProgramFiles%\TOSHIBA\FlashCards\TCrdMain.exe [538744 2007-05-22] (TOSHIBA Corporation)
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HKLM\...\Run: [Skytel] Skytel.exe [x]
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HKLM\...\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime [421888 2011-10-24] (Apple Inc.)
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HKU\Carl\...\Run: [ehTray.exe] C:\Windows\ehome\ehTray.exe [125952 2008-01-18] (Microsoft Corporation)
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HKU\Carl\...\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Users\Carl\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe" /c [116648 2012-06-07] (Google Inc.)
HKU\Carl\...\Run: [WMPNSCFG] C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exe [202240 2008-01-18] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKU\Default\...\Run: [TOSCDSPD] C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSCDSPD\TOSCDSPD.exe [436088 2007-06-27] ()
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Hi Lakerfanalways,

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Hi Shelcrone & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I am really sorry for the delayed response . We all are very busy here and sometimes things just get in the way...

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Welcome to the 10forums

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Hi Litlflea and welcome to TSF,

To stop the rebooting, try this. Tap F8 at boot to get up the Advanced Boot menu. There should be an item there "Disable autorestart on system failure".
Select this and see if it will stop and give you an error code.

When in the Recovery Console, did you get a C: prompt? If so, try Fixmbr and see it that will help.

Best regards,
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To resolve this issue, start the computer from the Windows XP CD, start the Recovery Console, and then use the Bootcfg.exe tool to rebuild the Boot.ini file. To do this, follow these steps:

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Hi, How about updating the BIOS of the computer?Make sure to run ONE antivirus program only.Go to start menu and start diagosing the drive (for failure id) Kindly update us with the current status of the computer.Cheers!

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I suggest that you have your system reviewed by a Security Analyst.

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Hi phillibob41, I understand that you are having a problem with the computer getting stuck in a loop when restarting. I will try my best to help you with this. To better guide you, could you please give me some more information. 1. What is the Model Number of your laptop? LINK: How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? 2. How are you getting out of the loop?Please let me know, and I will be happy to help. Thank you,

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A:VISTA Startup Repair continuous loop

Start your computer and start pressing F8 about once a second until you get to a menu.Select the option to Disable Automatic Restart .. its near the bottom of the list.Write down any relevant information, including stop codes ie (0x0003)
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Using F8 I changed advanced options to stop the reboot and after the Microsoft loading ticker it gave me a BSOD:

STOP: c000007b {bad image} \\??\C:\Windows\system32\winsrv.dll not designed to run on windows or it contains an error

I have run every diagnostic through the PC and the windows CD which ends up with no problems but an unknown file change might be causing the problem. System restore was unsuccesful.

Is there anything else I can do?

A:BSOD flashes & PC reboots - continuous loop

Hi and welcome to TSG this is some info on your error
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
Windows lost access to the system partition or boot volume during the startup process. Typical causes: Installing incorrect device drivers when installing or upgrading storage adapter hardware, or a virus.
After You Remove or Reinstall Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum Edition {KB 811408} Win XP
Stop 0x7B or &#8220;0x4,0,0,0&#8221; Error {KB 122926} Win NT, Win XP (on restart)
During setup (Sysprep issue) {KB 303786} Win XP
When You Press F6 to Load Drivers During Unattended Win XP Setup {KB 307099} Win XP
When you restart your Win XP-based computer {KB 316401} Win XP (after replacing motherboard)
When you start your computer from a WinPE CD-ROM or from a Server 2003 CD-ROM using a USB CD-ROM device {KB 839210} Win XP, Win Server 2003 (patch available)
Limited OEM driver support is available with F6 during Win XP & Server 2003 setup {KB 314859} Win XP, Win Server 2003
Error message When Starting Windows Vista After Changing SATA Mode of Boot Drive: STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE {KB 922976} Vista
Error message When Installing Vista on Computer With a DELL CERC SATA 1.5/6ch RAID controller: STOP 0x0000007B {KB 928632} Vista (needs driver update)
Info found here
If you have a install or recovery disc you can try to repair you machine
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Did you have an infection that brought this about?
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