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Windows 7: AHCI Not found in Bios

14 Aug 2015   #11
derekimo

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No it shouldn't give you any problems, at worst you may have to use Compatibility Mode for one of the Vista options.

Also you need to use this method to install that driver,

Driver Install - Device Manager

Since it doesn't come with it's own installer.

No, this won't add anything as an option in the BIOS, it will just give you the AHCI driver and should clear up that "Bad" reading.


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14 Aug 2015   #12
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

I'll give this a go tomorrow, Thanks
This is what's showing in device manager..


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14 Aug 2015   #13
derekimo

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Looks like you need the usb drivers too, I don't see any of those on the gateway site.

Have you tried running the scan for drivers on the amd site?

Download Drivers

I'm just wondering if it shows a chipset driver available for you.

Also, your SSD controller will be under the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
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15 Aug 2015   #14
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Checked AMD's site for drivers, but the only thing the driver detector found was graphics drivers. I went ahead and loaded those.

I was going to try the SATA Raid AMD drivers found at Gateway's site, but don't understand where (what device) I should be installing them to?

As well I have spent a day looking for the "Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller" with no luck! any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
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15 Aug 2015   #15
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post
Checked AMD's site for drivers, but the only thing the driver detector found was graphics drivers. I went ahead and loaded those.
It was worth a shot.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post
I was going to try the SATA Raid AMD drivers found at Gateway's site, but don't understand where (what device) I should be installing them to?
You want to expand this area I outlined on your device manager pic you posted,

AHCI Not found in Bios-pc-manage.png

Then follow the instructions I posted in post #11.

Driver Install - Device Manager

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by N2Abyss View Post
As well I have spent a day looking for the "Universal Serial Bus (USB) controller" with no luck! any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
If you can post the hardware ID's we can help you find them, or just follow this tutorial,

Hardware Identification


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16 Aug 2015   #16
TVeblen

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My understanding is that you must have AHCI capability built in to your SATA controller on the motherboard in order to use it in the OS.
The fact that you do not have the option in BIOS means that the PC is so old the SATA controller does not have AHCI, or so new that AHCI is default and there is no option to choose IDE.

Even if you could install an AHCI driver if there is no AHCI capability in the hardware it will not do anything.

I do not believe you need AHCI to use TRIM. They are completely independent of each other.
An SSD will run better in AHCI mode, but it will also run just fine in IDE.

Hope that helps
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16 Aug 2015   #17
ThrashZone

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Not really windows is more than capable of using trim instead defragment on a ssd,
I believe there is a command prompt string to enter to confirm trim is enabled but I can't remember it

Here you go follow this,
Show Us Your WEI [4]
Hi you never posted this ?
Click start and all programs
Accessories folder and right click command prompt and click run as administrator
Paste or type this string and the enter key
Code:
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
AHCI Not found in Bios-cp-ssd.jpg
Then type exit and enter


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16 Aug 2015   #18
N2Abyss

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Just grtting started today! Here's the info you requested.


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16 Aug 2015   #19
derekimo

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You're all set with Trim, that's what you want to see.

I guess the AHCI driver I mentioned isn't necessary so that's another one you are set on.

If you post the hardware ID's for the USB controller, we can help you find that driver.

Hardware Identification

Looking at the six available controllers in your above screenshot, I'm wondering if you have your SSD plugged into one of those two bottom ones (PCI IDE).

Can you post a screenshot of your disk management,

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
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16 Aug 2015   #20
derekimo

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Or, if you would, can you clarify which one of these ports your SSD is plugged into.



https://panam.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD...06272Rmv.shtml
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