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Windows 7: Computer won't start after changing Sata Controller to Compatibility

13 Feb 2016   #1
MaRy991

Windows 8 x64
 
 
Computer won't start after changing Sata Controller to Compatibility

I was messing around with the bios and I changed the bios from AHCI to CMS (i don't know exactly the name, I didn't paid too much attention) and the Sata Controller to Compatibility mode, now the computer won't start, the keyboard won't work and after a while or pressing a key multiple times the computer will start making a "beep" sound. Can somebody help me please?


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14 Feb 2016   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

What model is the computer or motherboard, and you can't see the screen when booting at all now no wall of text or anything, you do need to get into the bios and swap it back to AHCI. What where you needing to do that you changed it?
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14 Feb 2016   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Enter the Bios and put it back the way it was. (still confused ? Just hit F5 once in the Bios, hit F10 to save and exit)

You can not change the sata controller after an install.
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16 Feb 2016   #4
MaRy991

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Thank you, I managed to change it back and now it works.
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16 Feb 2016   #5
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MaRy991 View Post
Thank you, I managed to change it back and now it works.
Glad to hear it.
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