Quote: Originally Posted by mfx
I have had Windows7x64 run in IDE, SATA and AHCI.
A quick question. Was the AHCI options already selected in BIOS and installed when you received the laptop from the factory/dealer?
I know from experience if Windows 7 is installed on IDE and the later in BIOS AHCI is chosen, Windows 7 will boot and install driver but it leads to a whole host of problems. In other words to use AHCI and for it to work smoothly you need to have the option selected in BIOS prior to installing. This is from my own personal experience so any gurus please chime in.
Hope you sort it out /
The AHCI options were already enabled.
Windows 7 Home Premium x64 for me could never ever boot in IDE mode, never ever EVER. It always led to a BSOD.
Not that I cared, until now.
Acer contacted me today saying they will cover parts and labor under the standard warranty for the repair.
But 3 times in less than a year sending a laptop in for repair... it's just unaccesptable. And this was not a cheap computer, it was $1300 that I got on sale for $1000 (maybe because it was a piece of crap, but too late now lol)
My bro had an Acer for 4 and a half years without problems before the hard drive finally crashed.
Either I have a lemon, or Acer just sucks, as GianniDPC and many others have stated, Acer just sucks now.