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Windows 7: Reinstalling Windows For AHCI Support

31 Oct 2014   #11
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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I just wasted my night reinstalling Windows with AHCI enabled in the BIOS and restored my OS from a Macrium image.


There is your problem. Your image is still set for IDE and overwrites everything you did in the registy.

Jim



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01 Nov 2014   #12
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

But my registry keys are set for AHCI...
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01 Nov 2014   #13
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Am I being obtuse?
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01 Nov 2014   #14
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here are the registry entries...

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01 Nov 2014   #15
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Here's my system...why in the world can't I get AHCI to work? Driving me nutty!

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As you can see above everything is configured in the registry for AHCI. My BIOS has the setting but when I change it, the computer doesn't boot. Just sits there...staring at me in defiance. Laughing at my read/write speeds.

What is the problem with this thing?
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01 Nov 2014   #16
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Comicsnut View Post
This is getting beyond frustrating.

I just wasted my night reinstalling Windows with AHCI enabled in the BIOS and restored my OS from a Macrium image.
reinstalling Windows with AHCI enabled in the BIOS=> should work. What error message on boot?

restored my OS from a Macrium image. =>Was AHCI enabled the moment you made the backup. What error message on boot?
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01 Nov 2014   #17
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There is no error. Like I said...a black screen after POST.

AHCI is enabled in the BIOS and is not part of the image.

The process I explained was this:

Boot to BIOS, enable AHCI
Install Windows
Restore Macrium Image

Macrium does not image the BIOS, it images the file system.
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01 Nov 2014   #18
Kaktussoft

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There is no error. Like I said...a black screen after POST.
=> So F8 advanced boot menmu don't work... very strange.

After POST the bootmgr loads and reads the menu menu. Then it loads winload.exe to boot win7.
You can't even see adavanced boot options after pressing F8? safe mode show some output?
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01 Nov 2014   #19
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Anyway... try Make Windows 7 bootable after motherboard swap
(first set BIOS to AHCI)
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01 Nov 2014   #20
Comicsnut

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
There is no error. Like I said...a black screen after POST.
=> So F8 advanced boot menmu don't work... very strange.

After POST the bootmgr loads and reads the menu menu. Then it loads winload.exe to boot win7.
You can't even see adavanced boot options after pressing F8? safe mode show some output?
I didn't think of that one, to try and get to safe mode. If I can get to safe mode, what steps should I take then?
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