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Windows 7: Trying to update firmware on Crucial C300...

30 May 2013   #1
VegasJamie

Windows 7 H.P
 
 
Trying to update firmware on Crucial C300...

Good Morning All,

I've posted to this site a few times, with excellent results and fantastic support from the members, thanks so much for all your help.

Here's a new one:

My Crucial C300 has firmware 001....needless to say I've been having some issues, BSOD's, etc...

So, I download all the updates, 1 > 2, 2 > 6, 6 > 7....and follow the Update Guide to the letter...

All is good and fine until I have to set my machine to IDE in order to install the update.
BIOS SATA controller says "AHCI or RAID"....no other options.
Cannot update the firmware. NO drive detected. Tried RAID, just in case. Nope.

I have a Dell XPS 9100, and have an ASUS U3S6 as well, but connected the SSD to the motherboard as the guide said to do....tried all the ports 0-3....nope.

I've set aside the time and patience to update the firmware to 007...as well as reconfigure some things with my system, 'housekeeping', if you will...

How do I get my machine into IDE mode? (And then back into AHCI when the updates are finished) Did I miss something in BIOS?

Thanks again.


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30 May 2013   #2
josearedux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Just a note of caution, I would recommend doing a full system image before updating the firmware especially since you are having issues.
I am not advocating updating the BIOS on the Dell, but have you checked Dell's website and the associated release notes for any/all Bios upgrades?
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30 May 2013   #3
VegasJamie

Windows 7 H.P
 
 

I plan to do a backup of the C: drive, as that is where the OS and some programs are. My plan is to ultimately have only the OS on the SSD, no other programs whatsoever. (Should have do this from the get go, but laziness set in over the last few years.)

I understand the firmware update will erase everything on the drive, but am looking forward to a clean install of the OS, and having nothing else on the drive.

--a secondary question: Can I simply copy the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders to the other drive prior to the update, or are there other steps involved to accomplish this?

Thanks again for your help
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30 May 2013   #4
essenbe

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

I would not advise moving system files and would also suggest leaving programs on the SSD. That's why you bought the SSD to get performance from programs as well as the OS. You can move user folders to the other drive or put them there and 'include in library'. Some other very large programs can be moved to the other drive if needed, but I would certainly keep my most used programs on the SSD. I have games and install them to another drive. I just create a folder, select custom install and change the default location to install to.

As far as the firmware update, do you have an option for 'legacy'? Yhat may work. I've never had a board without IDE as an option. Failing that, you will probably have to move the drive to another computer which does have an IDE option.
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30 May 2013   #5
VegasJamie

Windows 7 H.P
 
 

Thanks for the reply. I think my problem is that I have tried to get the controller on IDE when the drive is connected to the U3S6. When my backup is done, I'll try connecting it to the MoBo and see if I can change it from AHCI to IDE.
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