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Windows 7: SSD wont boot through sata3

08 Dec 2011   #21
abc545

Windows 7
 
 

i installed the OS after i changed the settings .... although i may have missed one.... that being said i went back and loaded the disk into the install screen after which i plugged in the SSD ( so it didnt freeze)

it shows the disk where it asks me which drive to install in... but gives me this message when i try to select the disk to install

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk this computers hardware may not support booting to this disk, ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers bios menu"

after which i went into the bios and observed that "SATA3" options where enabled... the only thing i saw was an option in which i could change the SATA controller from "onchip" to "auto"....i plan to play around with this more a little later


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08 Dec 2011   #22
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dolittle View Post
"changed some settings from IDE -> ahci in bios"
If you changed the BIOS to AHCI after you installed the OS you will ether have to re install the OS, or do a registry hack (change), or change it back to IDE mode.
Not true.

Just set the Bios back to IDE then follow directions here to set Windows 7 to AHCI.> AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
This has to be done before changing to AHCI in the Bios.
It is not a registry hack. Just a Windows setting.
It is a bit hidden to keep people from playing and messing things up.

Then go into bios and set the Sata controller you wish to change to AHCI.
You can change both the Sata 3.0Gbs and the Sata 6.0Gbs to AHCI.
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08 Dec 2011   #23
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

All this is well and good, but doesn't address the fact the SATA3 (excuse me, SATA 6.0G/s) ports on the Marvell SATA controller just aren't working like they should.

I wonder if changing that newfound BIOS setting from "onchip" to "auto" would help anything. Try that, then restart the PC and see if it boots from the SSD (or HDD) on SATA3 (sorry, SATA 6.0G/s) this time.

Other than that I'm afraid I'm just out of ideas.
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08 Dec 2011   #24
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dolittle View Post
"changed some settings from IDE -> ahci in bios"
If you changed the BIOS to AHCI after you installed the OS you will ether have to re install the OS, or do a registry hack (change), or change it back to IDE mode.
Not true.

Just set the Bios back to IDE then follow directions here to set Windows 7 to AHCI.> AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
This has to be done before changing to AHCI in the Bios.
It is not a registry hack. Just a Windows setting.
It is a bit hidden to keep people from playing and messing things up.

Then go into bios and set the Sata controller you wish to change to AHCI.
You can change both the Sata 3.0Gbs and the Sata 6.0Gbs to AHCI.
Also, Go to your motherboards web site and download the latest Chipset driver (.ini) and your Marvell drivers. Install them. Also, look in your bios. I have a different motherboard that you, but I can set my Marvell controller to AHCI, but I also have to set it to where the Marvell ports are bootable. You may not have that option in BIOS. You should also have 2 controllers in bios. One for the motherboards chipset ports and one for the Marvell ports.
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08 Dec 2011   #25
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Corazon View Post
All this is well and good, but doesn't address the fact the SATA3 (excuse me, SATA 6.0G/s) ports on the Marvell SATA controller just aren't working like they should.

I wonder if changing that newfound BIOS setting from "onchip" to "auto" would help anything. Try that, then restart the PC and see if it boots from the SSD (or HDD) on SATA3 (sorry, SATA 6.0G/s) this time.

Other than that I'm afraid I'm just out of ideas.
Agreed.

Just correcting the misspeak.
Having the correct info is always a good idea.
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08 Dec 2011   #26
abc545

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dolittle View Post
"changed some settings from IDE -> ahci in bios"
If you changed the BIOS to AHCI after you installed the OS you will ether have to re install the OS, or do a registry hack (change), or change it back to IDE mode.
Not true.

Just set the Bios back to IDE then follow directions here to set Windows 7 to AHCI.> AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
This has to be done before changing to AHCI in the Bios.
It is not a registry hack. Just a Windows setting.
It is a bit hidden to keep people from playing and messing things up.

Then go into bios and set the Sata controller you wish to change to AHCI.
You can change both the Sata 3.0Gbs and the Sata 6.0Gbs to AHCI.
Also, Go to your motherboards web site and download the latest Chipset driver (.ini) and your Marvell drivers. Install them. Also, look in your bios. I have a different motherboard that you, but I can set my Marvell controller to AHCI, but I also have to set it to where the Marvell ports are bootable. You may not have that option in BIOS. You should also have 2 controllers in bios. One for the motherboards chipset ports and one for the Marvell ports.
ok just installed the chipset driver, the rest where already installed
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08 Dec 2011   #27
abc545

Windows 7
 
 

ok just installed the chipset driver, the rest where already installed

-Didnt help

also tried setting chip -> Auto and it updated once?? then it restarts and goes back to chip...i think auto is just for updating old drivers/controller??

not sure what else to try
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08 Dec 2011   #28
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abc545 View Post
i installed the OS after i changed the settings .... although i may have missed one.... that being said i went back and loaded the disk into the install screen after which i plugged in the SSD ( so it didnt freeze)

it shows the disk where it asks me which drive to install in... but gives me this message when i try to select the disk to install

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk this computers hardware may not support booting to this disk, ensure that the disks controller is enabled in the computers bios menu"

after which i went into the bios and observed that "SATA3" options where enabled... the only thing i saw was an option in which i could change the SATA controller from "onchip" to "auto"....i plan to play around with this more a little later
The above message seems to indicate that 1) the Marvell ports are not enabled in bios 2) The Marvell drivers are not installed 3) your board is not set upto allow booting from the marvell ports 4) your board is malfunctioning and not using the Marvell ports.
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08 Dec 2011   #29
abc545

Windows 7
 
 

1) i dont see anything about marvell in the bios.. only SATA3 which im sure it is and they are enabled

2) i cant see this being the problem

3) no idea

4) no idea, maybe ill contact gigabyte
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