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Windows 7: 1st Build - Major help needed

01 Apr 2014   #221
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I don't see how to take a screenshot but it looks just like this under Hard Disk S.M.A.R.T
Except the BIOS shows the serial # and the capacity

SATA3_1 - SSD
SATA3_2 3tb
SATA3_3 not detected
SATA3_4 3tb
SATA3_5 1tb (this is the drive that is SATA and not AHCI)
SATAe3_1 not detected! Disregard ... this is actually E3_1 because it is the esata port.

One thing I don't understand is that when you click on a particular SATA3_X it will give the details of the HD and then under that it says External SATA Port enabled/disabled.

going through the list this is what they say

SATA3_1 enabled
SATA3_2 disabled
SATA3_3 disabled
SATA3_4 disabled
SATA3_5 disabled
SATAe3_1 enabled

I did a quick search and could not find how to screencap BIOS.


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01 Apr 2014   #222
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

It's f12 but it says it's not detecting my USB. However, if I go to boot options the USB drive is in there...

Long story short though....It boots to the SSD now that the IDE/SATA/NON-AHCI drive is out of the way.

I do need help w/the USB drivers...if you feel like helping ....I started a thread here but it died so I went elsewhere.
USB 3 failing - Asrock A75 Pro4-m
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01 Apr 2014   #223
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good then, I posted in your other thread.
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06 Apr 2014   #224
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Britton,

What's the deal with the combined IDE mode? Seems like it would be useless on a system that's all SATA. I really doubt it but am I missing anything by disabling that mode?
Why would the OS want to make the one particular drive work in Combined IDE vs. SATA?
It also seems like the BIOS/UEFI wanted to default to the drive that was in combined IDE regardless of how many times I set the boot to SATA_whatever drive.
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06 Apr 2014   #225
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The OS doesn't do it, it's a function of BIOS and your SATA controllers onboard. With combined mode ON you'll have probably to SATA ports running as IDE (emulation), say maybe for a DVD drive. With combined mode disabled, all ports will operate as SATA ports.
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07 Apr 2014   #226
ChrisPbass

7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The OS doesn't do it, it's a function of BIOS and your SATA controllers onboard. With combined mode ON you'll have probably to SATA ports running as IDE (emulation), say maybe for a DVD drive. With combined mode disabled, all ports will operate as SATA ports.

The drive the BIOS used combined mode is a year old so maybe that's why it did not just make it SATA.
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