Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New SSD. Unable to use with AHCI mode.

11 Oct 2015   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea sorry ide install was a big mistake
Might be more straight forward to clean install knowing now what not to do and what to do learning via hard knocks always hurts

At least the original hdd still boots or have I read that wrong ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Oct 2015   #12
JoeStokes

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

I think you may have misread a large portion of my original post.
Cloning the HDD over to the SSD then taking out the HDD and booting off the SSD with no BIOS changes gives me "Operating system not found".
Trying to install fresh with no BIOS changes (AHCI mode) tells me "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
I can install Windows while in IDE mode, but when changing it using the method you linked I get "Operating system not found" again.
All form of recovering the boot environment gives me "Requested device unavailable" and automatic system repair gives "No OS files found".

As an added note, the SSD is not showing up in boot devices while AHCI mode is active (Though BIOS shows it on a SATA port) only when in IDE.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2015   #13
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Oct 2015   #14
JoeStokes

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Woah not that one. This one:
OCZ Arc 100.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Your bios security screen shot is pretty interesting
You are using a bios password :/
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2015   #16
JoeStokes

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Nope, not using one. It has not been set.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Looks enabled to me ?
Attachment 373444
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2015   #18
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
try this

Please try dsissabling SpeedStep, i know it causes problems for Dual booting with Ubuntu.

Roy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2015   #19
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

That does sound similar to fast start too nice observation Torchwood
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2015   #20
JoeStokes

Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Looks enabled to me ?
Attachment 373444
The password hasn't been set so the options are greyed out. I double checked and it is definitely asking me to set one as well as not letting me choose any other options other than what is highlighted in the screenshot.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Please try dsissabling SpeedStep, i know it causes problems for Dual booting with Ubuntu.

Roy
Thanks. I am afraid that has made no difference though. Still can't get the SSD to appear in the boot menu with AHCI.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New SSD. Unable to use with AHCI mode.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
No AHCI mode in BIOS?
My current computer is a inspiron 530s running Windows 7 (of course) and in it there isn't an option in the BIOS for AHCI mode. I have the newest version of the BIOS and was wondering if there might be something else I might could update or change to make the option available. Thank you for your...
Hardware & Devices
IDE mode to AHCI mode - can I change it on an OS drive?
Hello, I have bought a new SSD which I plan on using as a program drive, though not as OS drive (will reinstall Windows in the next few months). Currently I am running Windows 7 Pro 64bit. My OS is installed on a Western Digital 2TB drive. It is set to run in IDE Mode currently. My...
Hardware & Devices
SSD problems in AHCI mode
Last week I was playing a game when suddenly I got a BSOD. I narrowed the error down to a memory problem and ran Memtest86+. I got errors (about 30 in 15 hours). The stock timings were pretty aggressive so I loosened them and it ran without problems. Then me, being the idiot I am, decided that I...
Hardware & Devices
Can I switch my boot disk from ahci mode to raid mode?
I Installed windows on a ssd drive running in ahci mode. I then switched the sata setting in the bios from ahci to raid in order to add 2 other hdds as a raid 0. Now the pc won't boot anymore getting no boot device error. I know about the registry fix to get an IDE sata drive to boot in ahci mode,...
Hardware & Devices
AHCI Mode Setup
Hi, I have recently bought this motherboard Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 and I am trying to setup AHCI Mode on it I have gone into the BIOS and tried to set this up but when the system loads its saying that no devices were found. Please can you advise if the attached picture is the correct...
Hardware & Devices
AHCI mode
Does Win7 still require AHCI be configured before installation? I think in XP if you switched an SATA drive to AHCI from IDE, you would need to format and start over.
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App