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Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista

Q: Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista

I have an issue with the SATA BIOS settings which have options for configure as IDE or set it to as AHCI So now I can only boot Vista when it is set to AHCI and only boot the XP when the BIOS SATA is set to configure as IDE and if not it gives a stop code error B And I did search for a ASUS P QL Pro motherboard BIOS update and I have the lattest version apparently AHCI BIOS Vista motherboard only can settings ASUS Solved: boot Also I did look in each one s Device Manager to check for driver updates such as for the serial ATA controllers So how can I boot both without changing the BIOS setting each time I dual boot with the Vista boot Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista manager and in my motherboard manual it does say quot Due to Intel chipset driver support regulation the AHCI mode is not supported in Windows XP environment and is only supported by Vista with OS built Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista in driver If I try to boot either XP or Vista without changing the SATA BIOS settings it gives stop code B nbsp

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A: Solved: ASUS motherboard BIOS AHCI settings can only boot Vista

Fixed by changing the BIOS SATA configuration settings from that AHCI to IDE, enhanced. And then reinstalled Vista so that both XP and Vista use that same BIOS setting.
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A:Solved: AHCI to RAID in the BIOS of an Asus p8z77 v pro motherboard.

Assuming that board supports RAID, it should be in the SATA controller options.
EDIT: User Manual, page 4-23
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Usually the bios has two sets of defaults. One if failsafe and one is performance. I choose the performance one, but your best bet to find the best is by trial and error.
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A:Motherboard Settings for the Asus A7N8X-X..wont boot

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Well, first step would be to make sure Win 10's fast boot's disabled. How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
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A:ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard and enabling AHCI


I don't know this specific MB but on other ASUS cards there is an option to config the SATA devices, options being either IDE, RAID or AHCI. If you see IDE and RAID and no AHCI, then your MB won't support it.

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A:Problems when switching BIOS settings to AHCI; two of my drives vanish

Are all of your drives SATA drives?

What happens if you change the "Onboard SATA/IDE Control Mode" only?
What happens is you change the "ICH SATA Control Mode" only?
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Put the hd back at the top of the boot device order.
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Disable EFI in the bios.

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Post screenshot of disk management with all fields visible.
In bios you can set which disk to boot from?
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A:No AHCI option in BIOS, is my computer default in AHCI or IDE?

Run this tool and see what it says,

AS SSD Benchmark 1.7.4739.38088 Download - TechSpot

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

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A:MotherBoard Won't Boot To Bios

When you have a problem build go back to the basics. Make sure that the ram, cpu, and video card are seated correctly. Note; the video card can be hard to get completely seated. Insure that the cpu fan is connected to the correct header [most modern boards will not power up if there is no fan signal]

If it still will not boot, pull the board from the case. Set it on the box it came in [do not use the anti-static bag since some of them will conduct electricity] use only one ram chip, video card and cpu / hsf. Connect both power connectors to the board; the normal atx power connector and the four pin connector. Now use a small screwdriver to short across the power switch pins; this will power up the board. If it posts and you are able to enter the bios, etc, inspect the mounting very carefully. If it still does not post [and you have already swapped cpus] the only other thing would be to swap other components ie power supply / video card to see what is bad.
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What do you see?
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Doesn't the Bios have a Default Setting? Jazz
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A:ASUS P5LD2 won't boot + No BIOS beep or video signal

Try different Video card.


My experience

Ok i recently had the same problem with a new machine i built.

I realize that the CPU FAN was shorting the board.

I used a CPU with a fan controller it was shorting it some how. in the end i cut the wire from the Fan controllor(was like to wires together) so i just joined them then taped them up.

I would recommend testing a Different CPU fan,(i know it sounds weird but i was very suprised an noone ever came accross this i know off)

Also make sure. you have the board placed properly on the motherboard using spacers. about 0.5cm of the case using the spacers provided with the case.

I would also suggest that your CPU would be fine and properly anything else.

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Can you re-install your current BIOS? That might reset it.
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A:Assistance to change settings in BIOS, to boot from disc

Are you sure it isn't the second option?
sata: hl-dt-stdvdram gt34n 
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A:Satellite U940 - Cannot boot or access BIOS settings

Originally Posted by devondan

I am trying to help with a HDD failure on a U940. The laptop does still work an the failure was (almost certainly) just the HDD.

I have a new HDD in place but I am unable to access BIOS, and the machine obviously wont boot. Just a black screen while the computer tries to do something..
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Change the cables round to suit.
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I have upgraded from Windows which came on my Ideapad S touch machine to Updating d... to and to settings flash boot BIOS/UEIF Windows When checking to see if my BIOS UEFI is up to date on Lenovo's driver download page when I type in Windows for my operating system it lists nbsp available nbsp a version of BIOS UEFI for Windows versions and bit but doesn't mention Windows The version is nbsp In checking my version of BIOS it is SMBIOS Updating BIOS/UEIF and settings to boot to flash d... ver and my BIOS mode is UEFI nbsp Is this BIOS update appropriate for my machine and should I update it My second question is if I want to do a clean install of Windows with the latest version I don't know the settings in the BIOS I should choose from to make my computer boot to a bootable flash drive I know when I go into my BIOS settings I have UEFI regular or legacy Updating BIOS/UEIF and settings to boot to flash d... options Could someone give me the step by step process and right settings to accomplish this nbsp I tried calling Lenovo to ask this question which was useless The practically non-English speaking woman just asked what brand flash drive I had and where I bought it Best Buy and told me I had to contact them about how to boot from it What useless tech support To go any farther I would have to pay for that information

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Hi Guys
Just ordered the above mobo and was reading some reviews about it, every comment said what a great board it was apart from the noisey chipset fan.
One comment even recommend ordering a new fan as a spare because it will fail.
My question is does anyone know if Asus has corrected this problem or will I just have to order a spare?
As it has not been deliverd yet I was thinking of changing it for the SLI version, which I did not really need as I am not into gaming.
Any views or comments appreciated.