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Windows 7: Tried to change from IDE to AHCI, now computer is stuck

23 Oct 2012   #1
Vtvick777

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Tried to change from IDE to AHCI, now computer is stuck

First off let me say that I don't know very much about computers. I just ordered a SSD online and will get it in a couple days. I was reading up on the tweaks and settings to change to optimize the SSD performance. One of them was to have AHCI enabled during OS installation. I decided to check if my computer had it enabled or not yet, and it didn't, it was set to IDE. So, naturally without reading anything about whether it was ok or not, I switched it to ACHI. In hindsight this was not a good decision. When I exited the BIOS my computer just hung up on "loading operating system". I then switched it back to IDE, so I could use my computer again in the meantime, but now even with IDE enabled, it hangs up on "loading operating system" as well. All I want to do is go back to having my computer work in IDE mode. Is there an easy fix to this? Thanks in advance for any replies.


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23 Oct 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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It really hangs or crashes?
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23 Oct 2012   #3
Hearsepilot

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Switch to AHCI and so a repair install.
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23 Oct 2012   #4
Vtvick777

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It hangs, it just stays at that screen with the dots blinking for minutes (as long as I've kept it up before shutting it down).

Will a repair install have a chance of affecting any of my settings or files? I'd still rather just go back to IDE, is there a reason why that's not working?
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23 Oct 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hearsepilot View Post
Switch to AHCI and so a repair install.
Only possible from within win7! And win7 doesn't boot.

Are you sure you didn't change anything in BIOS?
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23 Oct 2012   #6
Vtvick777

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

The only things I changed were the PCH SATA control mode and GSATA control mode from IDE to ACHI and then back to IDE.
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23 Oct 2012   #7
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vtvick777 View Post
The only things I changed were the PCH SATA control mode and GSATA control mode from IDE to ACHI and then back to IDE.
So nothing changed actually....strange

win7 didn't start afterwards and isn't modifed at all. Since nothing has changed .... it should work

You had to do AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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23 Oct 2012   #8
Kaktussoft

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give me all setting as they are now GSATA Controller Enabled =>is it enabled?Applies to the two 6 Gb/s SATA connectors.

GSATA Ctrl Mode AHCI The other value is IDE. Ditto the comments for the eSATA Ctrl Mode setting.
SATA Port0-3 Native Mode Enabled ????With the Disabled setting, the SATA devices operate like legacy IDE devices, which is fine and even best under Windows XP. Operating systems with native SATA support, such as Windows Vista and Windows 7, are fine to use a setting of Enabled.
Onboard eSATA Controller Enabled ???Applies to the six 3 Gb/s SATA connectors.

eSATA Ctrl Mode AHCI ???Other values are IDE and RAID. A value of IDE operates the SATA hard drive using IDE legacy mode, which is fine and less troublesome under Windows XP. Under an operating system that supports SATA without installing additional drivers, such as Windows Vista and Windows 7, a setting of AHCI allows the full capabilities of the SATA hard drive to be used, such as Native Command Queuing (NCQ) and hot-plugging. However, don't expect a noticeable performance difference. The RAID setting is for hard drives configured in a RAID configuration.
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23 Oct 2012   #9
Kaktussoft

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Fill in your system specs please. Also tell me the color of the sata connector. Where sata disks are connected
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23 Oct 2012   #10
Vtvick777

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

GSATA controller - enabled
GSATA control mode - IDE

I don't have anything that says esata, only pch sata

Pch sata control mode - IDE

Sata port 0-3 native mode - enabled

The sata connector on the motherboard is white.
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