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Windows 7: ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Driver

22 Oct 2009   #1
prodgod

Win 7 HP 32-Bit
 
 
ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Driver

Hello,

I'm trying to install the Win7 32-Bit upgrade on my Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop and I get an error that says that I need to update my ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Driver. I went into the Update Device Drivers as suggested in the instructions and tried to upgrade that driver, but it says I have the latest driver for it. So I tried restarting my laptop and ran the upgrade setup again, and got the same error message.

Any ideas on what I need to do to get it to upgrade? I tried searching all over and can not find a newer version than what I have (2.5.1540.48).

Thanks,
Mike


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22 Oct 2009   #2
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Mike did you try to get the drivers from Dell?
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22 Oct 2009   #3
prodgod

Win 7 HP 32-Bit
 
 

I did, but I have the latest driver that they have listed on their website.
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22 Oct 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by prodgod View Post
Hello,

I'm trying to install the Win7 32-Bit upgrade on my Dell Inspiron 1721 laptop and I get an error that says that I need to update my ATI AHCI Compatible RAID Driver. I went into the Update Device Drivers as suggested in the instructions and tried to upgrade that driver, but it says I have the latest driver for it. So I tried restarting my laptop and ran the upgrade setup again, and got the same error message.

Any ideas on what I need to do to get it to upgrade? I tried searching all over and can not find a newer version than what I have (2.5.1540.48).

Thanks,
Mike

what raid controller? 32bit or 64?

ken
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22 Oct 2009   #5
prodgod

Win 7 HP 32-Bit
 
 

32-bit
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23 Oct 2009   #6
prodgod

Win 7 HP 32-Bit
 
 

Anybody?
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23 Oct 2009   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Go here,

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

Select Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers and under Individual Drivers (Motherboard/Chipset) select Windows 7 (32 bit). One word of caution right from the download page,

Quote:
Warning: This driver does not provide custom configurations used in OEM systems and is recommended for use with retail AMD motherboards only. Installing an incorrect AHCI driver may cause problems with your hard drive including data loss.
If it works OK for you, great. If not get in touch with Dell and ask them if and when they are going to have their own (will still be the same driver, just needs to modified by them to work on their computers)
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23 Oct 2009   #8
prodgod

Win 7 HP 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Go here,

Drivers & Support | GAME.AMD.COM

Select Motherboard/Integrated Video Drivers and under Individual Drivers (Motherboard/Chipset) select Windows 7 (32 bit). One word of caution right from the download page,

Quote:
Warning: This driver does not provide custom configurations used in OEM systems and is recommended for use with retail AMD motherboards only. Installing an incorrect AHCI driver may cause problems with your hard drive including data loss.
If it works OK for you, great. If not get in touch with Dell and ask them if and when they are going to have their own (will still be the same driver, just needs to modified by them to work on their computers)
Which one should I download? The RAID or AHCI?

I was told by a buddy of mine that I could try doing a clean install of 7. The download does have an option for a "custom" install which I'm guessing is a clean install because it says that it will wipe clean all my files. I also have the back up disks coming soon so I could always do a clean install with those. Would that work?
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23 Oct 2009   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

AHCI.

All the custom install does is show which drivers are installed and which can/will be updated.
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23 Oct 2009   #10
prodgod

Win 7 HP 32-Bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll try that over the weekend and see if it works. If it doesn't work, how do I revert back to the driver that is running right now?
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