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Intel Sata controler ICH10R AHCI + Jmicron AHCI error

Q: Intel Sata controler ICH10R AHCI + Jmicron AHCI error

Hi.

I have the GA-EX58-Extreme Board and have just installed the pre release of Win7 7600 64 bit. Normally i have experience to get the BSOD when in staling with AHCI active in bios so i change to IDE mode. Installation went flawless and also the change to AHCI mode on Intel ICH10R controler went normal. As always i got problem to change the J micron controller to AHCI and of cause i got the BSOD again. I installed the latest R1.17.48.16 driver and tryed again but no luck. Can some tell me what i am doing wrong. ? I have a hardisk and a dvd drive attached to the J micron Sata connection.

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A: Intel Sata controler ICH10R AHCI + Jmicron AHCI error

You may not be doing anything wrong...or at least, you're doing the same wrong thing that I am. I've never been able to get that jMicron deleted to work in AHCI mode.

So, I hang the optical drive and the port for the e-SATA connection to the external backup drive off it and run it in IDE mode.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/16685-intel-sata-controler-ich10r-ahci-jmicron-ahci-error.html
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I am confused, as I'm not really that good at computers. Does this update format your computer as I have a lot of things in my computer. Please help, I have SP2.

A:Intel - Storage Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller Windows update

Hi smalis,Your image shows two Microsoft updates:1) MS Security Essentials virus definition update. (this should automatically update in the background)2) Intel Storage Sata Controller.Neither update will "format your computer" but my recommendation is NOT to download (#2) Intel Sata Controller from the Microsoft Update site. This type of driver from a stability and reliability standpoint is best obtained from the manufacturer of your motherboard or the manufacturer of your computer system (Dell, HP, etc) if it is OEM.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/443564/intel-storage-intelr-ich9m-em-sata-ahci-controller-windows-update/
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The driver it says its using is iastor.sys
I have windows Vista 32bit on an HP DV 6700

Thank you for any help you may provide
Take care
PogoFan30
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/intel-r-82801hem-hbm-sata-ahci-controller-wont-update.714767/
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A:T61 - AHCI SATA Intel Matrix Storage Manager drive...

*BUMP Does anyone have any idea about what I'm talking about? Perhaps the standard driver is just fine. Link. But for those using SSD's might have problems. eh?

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/T61-AHCI-SATA-Intel-Matrix-Storage-Manager-driver-and-windows-7/td-p/1663777
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Tq

A:Do I need to Install Intel iAMT ,SATA AHCI and Wimax Driver

The first two are not a must, but if you dont install WiMax, your WiFi connection/Proset will not work.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/311757-do-i-need-install-intel-iamt-sata-ahci-wimax-driver.html
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Does anyone know from where I can access this driver For Win 7?

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IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
10.0.0.1046 13/09/2010

Cheers

A:From where can I get Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI driver?

I wouldn't ever trust or feel comfortable with a program telling me about driver updates.

That being said, you always want to go to the source. You don't have your system specs filled in, so I'll just have to give a generic answer. You should check your motherboard manufacturer's website, or Intel's.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/221013-where-can-i-get-intel-r-mobile-express-chipset-sata-ahci-driver.html
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A:Updated Intel SATA AHCI controller driver, very slow and crashes

see if u can restore u'r system in safe mode.if not u have to re-install windows & remember don't try any untrusted driver updater software.because i have worst experience with them in the past.now i'm not using anything.only using windows internal programs e.g disk defragment,disk cleanup etc & u can go to u'r driver manufacturer site to download drivers for u'r hardware.no need to install any third-party softwares which ruining u'r system for no reason.i gave up on these programs & u should too.i think u also learned a lesson from this.Best Of Luck for future
btw i was here for take help.anyway this become my first post for u !!

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/315110-updated-intel-sata-ahci-controller-driver-very-slow-crashes.html
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A:Accessing Intel Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller for DMA

Maybe you can have a look at those two threads:

reset dma can i do it?
and
Hard Drive changes to PIO Mode 4 - can't change back to DMA

Hope this help and welcome to SevenForums!

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/214221-accessing-intel-mobile-express-chipset-sata-ahci-controller-dma.html
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Cheers
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A:I require Intel SM35 Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller-0816 driver

I had to dig around, see if this link works for you:

Intel? Atom

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/212018-i-require-intel-sm35-express-chipset-sata-ahci-controller-0816-driver.html
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A:GPT, AHCI, Win 8.1, IRST Intel Rapid Start: Unknown error

Your not running a RAID Array so you won't do anything with the IRST drivers, UEFI GPT does use part of the driver but there is nothing that you control in a normal single drive set up.

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/39598-gpt-ahci-win-8-1-irst-intel-rapid-start-unknown-error.html
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see second post.

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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

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C: drive seems to be running much more slowly again.
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With RAID as SATA typehave drive D:
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I really should not have fiddled with this at 3AM on a Sunday morning!!! Bah, I'm a pro, what could go wrong???

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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?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/353119-cloned-c-installed-ahci-drivers-changed-bios-ahci-d-s-gpt-gone.html
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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

It will show you what mode it's running in.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/335210-no-ahci-option-bios-my-computer-default-ahci-ide.html
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A:Changing from SATA RAID to SATA AHCI - Help needed!

You have a few things happening here, 1st your Win7 is probably an OEM (Originaly came w/the system) andassuck is tiedto the original mobo & can'tbe moved.
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Hi guys
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Question is should i change it as your suppose to or leave it alone
Thankyou

A:sata ide or ahci

Hello Danny,

Yeah, I would go ahead and change it to 0 and restart the computer to help make sure that it's using AHCI.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Also look in your Device Manager to make sure that it's show as a AHCI controller like below.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/106099-sata-ide-ahci.html
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Copyright © 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
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Controller bus#00, device#1f, function#02: 02 ports, 02 devices
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A:Sata ATA AHCI BIOS

Can you boot into safe mode?

Any onscreen error messages?

The lines you list...are from the BIOS, which is part of the normal boot process.

Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/443048/sata-ata-ahci-bios/
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Can we put all ahci or sata driver in windows xp? So that every laptop that support ahci or sata we can install direct xp without changing from sata/ahci to ide...

Because my problem here some bios not have option for changing ahci/sata to ide... I must to configure always the windows xp to put a driver for ahci or sata...

I hope some people share there solution.. Or if they have the windows xp with all ahci/sata driver support can you share it?

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And sorry for my english...

A:about ahci or sata drivers...

and welcome to the Forum

You can slipstream the sata drivers on the XP CD, follow the instructions in this guide :

http://www.digitgeek.com/how-to-slip...rs-into-xp-cd/

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/about-ahci-or-sata-drivers-490367.html
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A:Sata Mode AHCI / IDE

That's weird. I thought Windows 7 handled switching to AHCI mode better than that. Guess it has the same problem as XP.

Anyway, quick answers to a couple of your questions:

1) There is nothing magical about AHCI. About all you will gain is the ability to hot-plug drives. That may be worthwhile if you use an external HDD connected by eSATA. Otherwise, I wouldn't worry about it.

From what I've read, NCQ is only of real benefit in an environment where the disk is being accessed constantly, such as server. Normal desktop users probably won't see any measurable benefit.

The staggered spin-up thing probably doesn't matter either. Maybe it would, if you were running a large RAID (like maybe a 6-disk RAID 10) and had a barely-adequate power supply.

2) Yes, there should be a way to install the AHCI drivers so that Windows 7 doesn't bluescreen on startup. I did it with Windows XP, although it wasn't all that straightforward. I didn't have to reinstall Windows XP, and you shouldn't have to reinstall Windows 7 either.

update:

Just for curiosity, I tried switching my disk controller to IDE mode. Windows 7 booted, but then made me reboot immediately, presumably because it had to install the IDE-mode drivers for the disk controller. On next startup, I re-ran the Windows Experience Index test. My disk score remained exactly the same (5.9) as when I had the disk controller in AHCI mode.

I then restarted, got into the BIOS menu & switched the disk controller back to AHCI mode. On restart, Windows 7 again booted fine.

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A:Windows 8 Pro ~ SATA/AHCI

The issue is the disk is showing IDE.? I did not set it to AHCI in BIOS, It is a SATA SSD Drive.



It should have been set to AHCI for the install. Rather than try to fix that after the fact, I would suggest a clean install as my preferred method of handling this issue. However, there have been some with reported success in changing the mode from IDE to AHCI after the fact but there also have been may reported failures as well. I say go for the clean install.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/31406-windows-8-pro-sata-ahci.html
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A:SATA AHCI and Vista

Upon further googling, I have found that most people have this exact same problem when trying to install Vista with AHCI control. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I guess I'll stick with IDE mode.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-ahci-and-vista.719029/
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A:SATA boots when set to IDE but not AHCI

Try installing the latest chipset drivers from intel's site, then switching to AHCI mode.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Host_Controller_Interface
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-boots-when-set-to-ide-but-not-ahci.618000/
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A:Switch from SATA to AHCI

Hi: That can't be done. As long as you install the latest Intel RST driver from your notebook's support page, or get it from Intel, TRIM support is enabled in RAID mode since your notebook has a mobile Intel series 7 chipset. You may find this discussion if interest to you, as your notebook is in the same status... http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/How-to-enable-AHCI-for-HP-ENVY-...    

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Switch-from-SATA-to-AHCI/td-p/5716319
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http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/61869-ahci-enable-windows-7-vista.html
(page 1) and ensured that both Start entries were 0.

Rebooted and entered BIOS setup program.
Changed the SATA configuration to AHCI.
Checked the Boot order next. It absolutely refused the option to select the SSD (with O/S) as the first boot drive. In fact it does not display that drive anywhere in the boot list.
Only when I go back and change SATA configuration to IDE can I then select the proper boot drive.

Bottom line, no AHCI

Any suggestions?

PS I had first posted this question in the tutorial thread cited above; that is an older thread and got no response. Therefore please forgive this double posting.

A:How to set SATA configuration to AHCI

Which SATA port is the SSD connect to?

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/361354-how-set-sata-configuration-ahci.html
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A:Configure Sata as IDe or AHCI?

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/118244-configure-sata-ide-ahci.html
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A:AHCI( Intel RST) Windows 8

Hello Jil,

I get my Intel AHCI/SATA drivers at the Station Drivers link below. The latest versions are 11.7.1.1001 WHQL or 12.0.0.1083 beta.

intel drivers pour Raid/Sata/Ata/Ahci


Hope this helps,
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http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/20851-ahci-intel-rst-windows-8-a.html
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A:Do the AHCI sata drivers exist?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/do-the-ahci-sata-drivers-exist.976738/
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Remember this is a LAPTOP not a desktop so disk performance won't be that great in any case.

Cheers
jimbo

A:W7 on laptop - Configure SATA as IDE or AHCI

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi all
In the BIOS on a laptop the disk choice can enable SATA as IDE or AHCI.
If I chose IDE do I actually lose any disk performance -- having IDE makes it easier to have Windows XP as a dual boot system without having to hunt down all the SATA drivers and slip stream an XP disk.

Remember this is a LAPTOP not a desktop so disk performance won't be that great in any case.

Cheers
jimbo


AHCI (Advanced Host Controler Interface) will provide you with better performance, Read writes IOPs. Use it if possible.

Sometimes it is nessesary to build in IDE then change to AHCI after...
(i found this with XP but with the expanded driver database in 7 i doubt it will be nessesary)

Paul

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/12434-w7-laptop-configure-sata-ide-ahci.html
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A:SATA (AHCI) on Windows Ultimate

Sorry, there was already a solution on google. See link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-ahci-on-windows-ultimate.846266/
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A:XP does not boot if SATA in AHCI mode?

my 2 cents: keep IDE mode.

however, the problem can solved by forcibly installing the xp SATA driver while in IDE mode (you must install hardware that is currently not connected). then restart in AHCI mode and windows XP should work.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-does-not-boot-if-sata-in-ahci-mode.633681/
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A:Changing SATA to IDE mode (not to AHCI as it happens usually)?!

You can not install windows to a external drive.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/280106-changing-sata-ide-mode-not-ahci-happens-usually.html
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A:SATA Mode IDE or AHCI when you have a SSD drive?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by extremed



To get maximum performance should i install windows on SSD ?

which SATA mode should i use in BIOS settings?



Yes.

AHCI.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/237558-sata-mode-ide-ahci-when-you-have-ssd-drive.html
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A:SATA, AHCI, Raid compatability

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Failing that you can install XP in a Virtual Machine and run it that way without having to dual boot or swap hard drives. This may help. It is how to set up Linux in a Virtual Machine with VMware player (free). It will work the same way to run XP in. (Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup) I have XP running in a VM now. One of those options should solve most of your problems.

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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/327762-sata-ahci-raid-compatability.html
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A:SATA - AHCI vs compatibility mode

do a repair install and make sure you hit F6 to install the RAID/AHCI drivers.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/sata-ahci-vs-compatibility-mode-393681.html
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A:CHANGE SATA to AHCI BIOS

It is already set to ahci and could not be changed to anything other than that. What makes you think it is other than ahci?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/CHANGE-SATA-to-AHCI-BIOS/td-p/5643456
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I am planing to upgrade with Intel SSD drive, but in BIOS at the moment I dont have AHCI option (only IDE or RAID). Would AHCI mode will be available in BIOS if I install Intel Matrix Storage?

As I see from PC Wizard 2010:






Quote:
General Information:
NorthBridge: Intel P31/P35
SouthBridge: 82801IR (ICH9R) LPC Interface Controller

Functionality:
SATA AHCI Enabled: Yes


AHCI option I can have only missing drivers or software at the moment? Thanks

A:AHCI and Intel Matrix Storage

Hi tomas, you motherboard must have support for AHCI function, can you specify model and brand, maybe you need to update the bios.

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/154204-ahci-intel-matrix-storage.html
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The controller settings shouldn't have any affect at all on it's ability to boot. My controllers are always set to AHCI and are left that way.

If you are trying to install Windows, a simple work around would be to use a USB flash drive. I can't remember the last time I've installed Windows from a disc.

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Not to worry - Windows 7 actually already has a generic AHCI driver; it just needs to be enabled before you change the mode in your BIOS.

Microsoft provides a step-by-step guide for doing so, which involves nothing more than setting a single registry value.

Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

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How did you go about doing this reinstall... did it come with a restore CD that you followed or did you manually restore it. Also it seems as if you have a RAID setup... being a proprietary setup I'm sure this driver can be found on one of your cds or even on your system if you've done the dell restore.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-ahci-raid-driver-diskette.644043/
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http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/ann.jspa?annID=38

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Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/134886-sata-support-ahci-raid-mode-only.html
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A:Coming from XP, enable AHCI for SATA drives?

ronin688, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Too answer your questions,

1. Not in the slightest. The OS and the driver(s) installed there are what determine whether any attached drives run in AHCI.

2. As far as I know all SATA drives will run in AHCI mode.

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First of all, is it really currently set to RAID mode in the BIOS?

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/290194-switching-sata-mode-raid-ahci.html
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A:SSD hard drive do i use Sata as IDE or AHCI in Bios

See this tutorial: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

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Can you see the HD to initialize it in another OS's Disk Mgmt?

If not, plug it into SATA 1 port and unplug all other HD's for install.

Boot the Win7 DVD to see if it detects the HD, then install.
Boot Your DVD
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What is the Boot Mode set to in the BIOS?

If its set to UEFI Boot Mode then AHCI will already be enabled.
Compatibility mode only works in CSM Boot Mode.

If you download and install the latest Intel Rapid Storage driver from www.intel.com does that resolve the problem?

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A:Solved: Configure single SATA as IDE or as AHCI?

I suppose I solved this myself. Good ol' Wikipedia!

They should have renamed ACHI as BFN or Bad Fecundidating News.

Don't even consider it unless working on a new Vaista install. Else the BSOD!

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Here are two links on enabling AHCI after installation.  I followed these steps on my system and did not encounter any problems switching from SATA/IDE mode to AHCI.
http://www.ithinkdiff.com/how-to-enable-ahci-in-windows-7-rc-after-installation/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
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What's your motherboard make and model?
 

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A:Install Intel AHCI & Chipset drivers?

when u reload windows you always load the drivers from the mfr......... in your case u would load the chipset drivers (your version of win' 7 32 or 64 bit???) then reboot....... then u would load lan,sound and onboard vga drivers .......... reboot between each
 

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A:AHCI mode no boot from sata optical drives

Optical drives to my knowledge don't benefit from AHCI.
You have 2 controllers, Intel and Gigabyte.

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2. Install Optical drives to the Gigabyte controller and set it to IDE.

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A:PC Won't Boot After Changing SATA Controller Mode from "AHCI...

Hi: That is correct. You would have needed to install the RAID driver before changing the setting and restarting the PC. Now it is in no man's land. See if you can rectify the problem by trying the info on this link below... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/922976 If not, you will need to reinstall the OS with the drive controller set as you wish. 

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I'd like to add an SSD to my computer. Is there a driver or BIOS update to add SATA AHCI functionality to my computer?

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I installed XP in dual boot mode with Vista pre-installed on a Toshiba Satellite L - J notebook Since I couldn t find the AHCI mode - SATA vs compatibility boot for dual appropriate files for the F process in the Matrix Storage Manager in the L Toshiba driver section for XP you get an EXE file to use at xp install time SATA - AHCI vs compatibility mode for dual boot in the BIOS I switched the SATA AHCI parameter to quot compatibility quot The XP installation went fine Once XP was installed when I tried to run the Matrix Storage Manager driver I got the message quot SATA - AHCI vs compatibility mode for dual boot This computer does not meet minimum requirements for installing the software quot On the other hand the chipset utility was installed without a hitch When I switched back the quot compatibilty quot parameter to AHCI in the BIOS the system would not boot properly It would direct me to SATA - AHCI vs compatibility mode for dual boot multiple choice screen for Safe mode etc Furthermore EasyBCD gets stuck when I try to define Vista in the Add Remove entries section How can I get into SATA mode at this stage nbsp

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/sata-ahci-vs-compatibility-mode-for-dual-boot.842059/
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Hi everyone I've got a Latitude D820 and I really like it. I'm really interested in getting an SSD to put in this system but I have my doubts. I have been told that SSDs only really like being in ACHI mode but the D820 doesn't have this option in the BIOS. I've also been told that SSDs running in IDE compatibility mode will cause bluescreens and have slow performance.
I did some digging around and discovered that Dell have hidden this option from BIOS setup for the sake of saving time, answering costumer support calls regarding SATA operation and drivers.
So my question is, will Dell be able to release a new BIOS revision with this feature enabled? The D820 is still a capable and i would hate to see it crippled in this way.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
George.

A:Latitude D820 BIOS | SATA AHCI Mode

The answer is that this system is long since end of life - it will not see any further BIOS updates.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19427659
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So I'm setting up a M N pro asus mobo for windows delima I just took RAID compatiblity SATA, drive AHCI, Hard out my XP sata drive and Installed a new drive for bit I set SATA, AHCI, RAID Hard drive compatiblity it up for ahci because I want to set it up for raid I read where if you set a drive up for raid it has to be an ahci drive at least on this mobo Is that correct or am I misunderstanding something Not a problem for that OK now I have a few programs on the XP drive that will not work on Win GO Figure I would like to set up with a drive swap bay so when I want to use those programs I can shut down and swap drives and reboot Problem is I dont have the XP drive set up in ahci mode My bios now is set to ahci for the win drive I read where if you boot a sata drive that is not set up ahci with the bios set to ahci it will zap the OS Can I convert the xp drive without jacking it up to ahci I definately don't want to go into BIOS when I swap drives to much hasel delima I updated the bios on the board to the newest asus offers for this board a week ago for my install I was still running XP bit when I did this and had no issue everything was fine My ehternet on the mobo died saturday and I put in a new nic card and now when I boot in XP it tells me I have to reactivate the XP OS which is OEM in three days because of significant mobo changes This happened after I installed the new nic Wow if that is a significant change whatever billy G Iv'e been using this computer for years and never had that issue I put in a new sound card a year ago and never got a warning Since the Xp is an OEM I sure don't want to buy a new license for an OS that they don't even support any more and I don't know if I will but I am afraid if i try to reactivate it and don't want to pay will the os shut down I'm not going to use it on the internet any more just for local don't care about antivirus or anything else I'm using now and it's working great I love it ZZ

A:SATA, AHCI, RAID Hard drive compatiblity

Welcome,
Reactivation shouldn't cause a problem or $$. Follow the steps provided and all should be well.
Keep us posted

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/530262/sata-ahci-raid-hard-drive-compatiblity/
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I installed a clean win xp professional OS on a new rig (quad processor), no issues. Then I did a Acronis recovery from a uniprocessor pc, and installed the correct mobo drivers. Still no issues. The I did a restart and a repair install to load the mobo sata and AHCI drivers. The pc restarts, but everytime I open a program from windows, for example Windows Explorer, or Software from the configuration screen, or Network Connections, I get a window with "Windows Installer", waiting for something to load.

The version of windows on my old pc is sp3, after the repair install (I used a win xp slipstreamed with sp2), I see sp2 on my info screen of computer properties.

What should/can I do to solve this Installer window?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/win-xp-repair-install-used-to-load-sata-ahci-driver-306733.html
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My current system is running Win7 with SATA configured as AHCI.
I have an old desktop running WinXP but with SATA configured as IDE.

May I ask : Is it safe (in terms of data reliability) to plug the old WinVista HD in the current system for retrieving data files ?

A:plugging old SATA hard disk in AHCI system

Why do you mention the XP machine ?

Yes, it`s safe.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/353963-plugging-old-sata-hard-disk-ahci-system.html
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How do I install the XP SATA driver for the AHCI mode with out the the for XP out Solved: for the AHCI a with driver reinstall SATA mode need need for a reinstall which now has sata as IDE emulation or compatibility mode and I multi-boot with this desktop computer with Vista and Ubuntu Linux The mother board is a ASUS P QL Pro and have a GB SATA hard drive I do know how to enable the sata AHCI drivers in Vista and the but is there some way to install Solved: XP SATA driver for the AHCI mode with out the need for a reinstall this Intel P ICH chip set driver into my XP Pro bit SP and then re-boot into the BIOS to change the SATA mode to full AHCI from the Solved: XP SATA driver for the AHCI mode with out the need for a reinstall IDE Or can I make the changes first in Vista and to enable the needed sata driver and boot to the BIOS to switch the mode Solved: XP SATA driver for the AHCI mode with out the need for a reinstall then boot to either the Ultimate boot CD for Windows or my real XP CD disk to attempt to then install the XP sata AHCI driver I just want to avoid a full re-install of XP Or I can clone an image of my XP drive partition to then put onto a PATA IDE second new hard drive nbsp

A:Solved: XP SATA driver for the AHCI mode with out the need for a reinstall

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-xp-sata-driver-for-the-ahci-mode-with-out-the-need-for-a-reinstall.1034307/
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Hello All,

On One of my dell laptops....

I tried Installing OS using IRST mode on in Sata Operations in BIOS.. but OS wasn't able to detect disks while Installing it. Even diskpart showed no disk available.

So I installed OS after changing sata mode back AHCI ..

I have a mSATA of 60GB and an HDD of 1 TB ...
OS got installed on 1TB hdd....

But the now the OS is not utilizing the SSD of Cache management.
If I change the sata mode back to Intel Smart Response tech (ISRT) the Computer goes NO BOOT
Is there a way I can change ISRT back ON in BIOS without Reinstalling OS..

Any help would be appreciated.

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/381145-convert-sata-mode-ahci-isrt-without-reinstalling-os.html
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/Need-SATA-AHCI-driver-controller-for-HP-STREAM-13-C000NT/td-p/5724106
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W BG CGE had BIOS and RAID AHCI) Option (RAID gone SATA or after BIOS W540 up... with two Samsung EVO TB working fine under Windows - x Did a by lenovo update tool recommended BIOS Update with the bios update manager to Update ran fine After Rebooting and loading defaults disabling Intel Rapid Start Changing BIOS boot option to legacy first I W540 SATA Option (RAID or AHCI) gone after BIOS up... recognized SATA Option AHCI or RAID in BIOS is gone At boot Intel Matrix Storage Configuration doesnot appear anymore where you can build RAID etc nbsp Boot then brings up message missing operating system nbsp Downgrade to BIOS impossible due to ISO File on www lenovo com support is not W540 SATA Option (RAID or AHCI) gone after BIOS up... system compatible message Lenovo Group Limited - Invalid system disk Replace te disk and then W540 SATA Option (RAID or AHCI) gone after BIOS up... press any key The link to the ISO File version at the bottom of this page links a non bootable ISO imagehttp support lenovo com en US downloads detail page DocID DS Also the downgrade to BIOS version found here http www notebook-driver com detail thinkpad-driver-id- doesnot work CD also messages Lenovo Group Limited - Invalid system disk - Replace nbsp Rewriting BIOS version GNET WW doesnot work says BIOS update not necessary nbsp Embedded Controller Version GMHT WW ME Firmware Version nbsp Anyone has a suggestion what to try next Anybody has a hint how to get back my RAID controller thanks and have fun Solved Go to Solution

A:W540 SATA Option (RAID or AHCI) gone after BIOS up...

Did you order your system as RAID model?  W540 does not come with RAID by default.  Lenovo has to license RAID option ROM (costs $) so it is only provided if you order RAID model from Lenovo.  As far I as I know, the only RAID model in Europe is 20BG001Sxx.  And your 20BG001Cxx model came with only 1 disk.  If I am wrong about this, please let me know.
 
I believe there was a bug in 1.05 that mistakenly enabled RAID on some non-RAID models.  The bug was fixed in 2.05, so unless you really have a RAID model W540, then RAID would become properly disabled on your system.
 
 

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/W540-SATA-Option-RAID-or-AHCI-gone-after-BIOS-update-to-2-05/td-p/1429895
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GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1155 - GA-P61-S3 (rev. 2.0)

Ive installed the rest of the drivers provided by manufacturer except the SATA RAID/AHCI ones.The Intel Rapid Storage Technology gave me an error that I dont meet the system requirements so I no longer insisted with the others. Hmmm, why are these listed for my motherboard then? or what exactly are they?
I was thinking I need to instal first the "Intel SATA Preinstall driver(For AHCI / RAID Mode) Note: Press F6 during Windows setup to read from floppy" -the last item on the list -but dont know how , there are just some "sytem files, security catalog, setup information". You can fast download and checked them.

A:Unable to install SATA RAID/AHCI drivers

If you have install the Chipset drivers, Sata drivers are part of the chipset.

http://www.eightforums.com/drivers-hardware/16502-unable-install-sata-raid-ahci-drivers.html
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Is it worth it OK so I installed Win x on a Gateway FX PC that originally came with Vista The Intel Matrix Storage ICH R SATA controller driver for Vista x is available through Gateway and Intel offers Intel on on (Gateway) ICH9R G33 AHCI DG33SXG2 based the inf chipset updater for chipset driver updates after the fact First I tried installing W in AHCI mode but it failed then I tried to do AHCI on ICH9R on G33 based Intel DG33SXG2 (Gateway) it by using the Load Driver function and pointing to the Vista x ICH R AHCI driver on a usb stick still no dice Therefore I would have to slipstream the ACHI driver into the W source and try again I installed W x with the BIOS in IDE SATA mode instead of trying to use the Vista x AHCI on ICH9R on G33 based Intel DG33SXG2 (Gateway) ICH R drivers in a slipstreamed source I know there are registry hacks to enable AHCI after the OS and drivers are loaded HOWEVER does it really matter for a desktop use PC NCQ is great for servers but if I don't do video editing will AHCI really even be any benefit In other words should I bother trying to get AHCI going One more question is it just me or does the ICH R RAID mode suck I had another mobo with ICH R and tried AHCI on ICH9R on G33 based Intel DG33SXG2 (Gateway) to put some identical WD HDDs in RAID it worked for a while then one of the disks fell off the RAID for no apparent reason On this mobo I tried to create a RAID using the built in utility RAID but it failed If I could get it working is it worth it Or is it a gimmick Or maybe I need HDDs that are truely made for RAID and normal drives just won't do thanks b

A:AHCI on ICH9R on G33 based Intel DG33SXG2 (Gateway)

RAID just uses normal HD's. Nothing special. A matched size, speed(RPM's) and brand is advisable.

So identical WD's should be fine. I was going to go RAID 0 but almost everyone on this forum said it was a waste.
So I set up one OS and one drive for backup.
You already found one of the reasons for NOT doing it. One goes and you loose everything.

I made Windows System Images and Macrium system images stored on the second drive.
I can restore the main HD even if one software doesn't work. In less than an hour I can be up and running with all updates etc. with a clean start. I keep a good old and a recent image to reimage with.
Overkill maybe but I got the HD space so why not.

I wouldn't worry about the AHCI. Just run SATA make back ups as I have to be stored on storage drive and enjoy.

Mike

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/129587-ahci-ich9r-g33-based-intel-dg33sxg2-gateway.html
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I have been using XP for many years now I'm building a pc for the son of a disk E: SATA suddenly AHCI (auto-ejects..?!) DISAPPEARS friend of mine with Windows x I decided to go for a Corsair P SSD for C and a TB WD Caviar Black for E I connected first the SSD and installed Windows then after I had installed drivers through auto-update and a few other programs I connected the WD E drive also and moved the C Users username Downloads folder into E Downloads The issue is that once in a while I suddenly notices that the E drive has disappeared The first time I noticed it was after I had uninstalled Java JRE u and tried to download u Then I noticed that the file was instead downloaded to the desktop I clicked the Favorites gt Downloads which is mapped to E Downloads to check why it wasn't downloaded there and then I got the error quot explorer exe This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action Please install a program or if one AHCI SATA disk E: suddenly DISAPPEARS (auto-ejects..?!) is already installed create an association in the Default Programs control Panel quot I checked the both Device Manager and Disk Management - no TB WD disk no E volume So I clicked Start - gt Shut Down - gt Restart and when into BIOS and the E drive was visible there Then I exited BIOS and loaded into Windows again and the E drive was back again This has happened times after this over the last days If I just restart Windows it comes back with no signs of it ever being gone AHCI SATA disk E: suddenly DISAPPEARS (auto-ejects..?!) I have tried looking at the Event Viewer logs I believe the Windows Logs are OK But about those Applications and Services Logs wow there are a lot of services I have checked the DiskDiagnostic at least those are empty When the drive has disappeared the icon for the Favorites gt Downloads folder becomes all white I examined the C Users username Links Downloads lnk shortcut the AHCI SATA disk E: suddenly DISAPPEARS (auto-ejects..?!) quot Target quot field was all blank Then I copied the Downloads lnk to C temp renamed it to Downloads txt and when I opened it I saw that it was still pointing to the original C Users username Downloads folder Also the C Users username Links Downloads lnk shortcut file still has the time created modified accessed from the original Windows installation So I assume the moved of the C Users username Downloads folder into E Downloads does not affect the actual shortcut - instead a registry value I'd guess Another thing - since I have two computers side by side now the new one that I build have once and again gone into quot sleep mode quot since I am busy using the old my own I was thinking maybe there is a kind of quot power saving quot thing that Windows turns off the power to the E drive since it has been so long since it has been in use and for some strange reason it doesn't manage to get it back on-line without a restart of the OS itself Hmm what's more The Corsair SSD disk has two volumes first is a MB hidden boot volume it seems then the rest is the C volume When I look at the registry I see HKEY LOCAL MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control hivelist REGISTRY MACHINE BCD Device HarddiskVolume Boot BCD REGISTRY MACHINE SAM Device HarddiskVolume Windows System config SAM So I would guess that there existed a HarddiskVolume that was the E volume on the WD disk but when I search for this in the registry there are no results When the WD disk is online and I go to the Disk Management Disk Corsair P SSD with MB boot volume and GB C volume Disk WD TB with GB E volume However I remember when I had connected the WD disk and started Windows I got a message telling that I had to initialize it and if I would do that now I chose no because hmm I don't recall but a few minutes later I went to Disk Management and then - either - before I initialized the WD disk or - after I initialized it but before I formatted it or - after I initialized it and after I formatted it - I noticed that ... Read more

A:AHCI SATA disk E: suddenly DISAPPEARS (auto-ejects..?!)

Hello and welcome to SevenForums. I will throw a few ideas in, however, I'm pretty sure a better guru will come to your help in more details.

The first thing you said that I really don't like, is, that you installed the drivers that were in Windows Update. I wouldn't do that. I would download all needed drivers from the manufacturer's website. I'm pretty sure what drivers you know what drivers you need (especially re-install the chipset driver).

If I missed something, tell me, your post was hard to follow.
Later.

Second thing, I would try another mode instead of AHCI in the BIOS just to see if the problem occurs or not.

Third, for your "Sleep" problem, that feature is really buggy. In Power Management options in the Control Panel, I would simply modify the current settings and put Sleep to "Never".

http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/80610-ahci-sata-disk-e-suddenly-disappears-auto-ejects.html
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Hello,

does anyone know if it's possible to change the hard drive mode from SATA to AHCI (or even IDE) in the BIOS ?

I can see the hard drive in the BIOS but I am unable to select it to make changes as it's "greyed-out".

I have installed the latest BIOS but that has not made any difference.
Many thanks.

A:Equium L40 - Can I Change Hard Drive Mode from SATA to AHCI?

I don?t have this notebook model but usually SATA controller mode options in BIOS are either AHCI or compatibility.
I presume it is set to AHCI.

Your notebook has SATA HDD so I don?t understand why do you want to change anything. Using AHCI mode HDD can run with ?full speed?.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?68581-Equium-L40-Can-I-Change-Hard-Drive-Mode-from-SATA-to-AHCI