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AHCI : Enable in Windows XP after OS install

AHCI : Enable in Windows XP
Published by theog
22 Dec 2012
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information   Information
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid
AHCI Advanced Host Controller Interface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
makes NCQ Native Command Queuing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
along with hot-plugging or hot swapping through SATA Serial-ATA host controllers
possible; Vista was the first to offer this feature. The issue with AHCI is it needs
to be enabled in the BIOS prior to OS installation; doing so after you have installed
the OS will disable the PC. The reason why is Windows disables the AHCI drivers not
needed durring installation.
For info on other OS's take look here:
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

Note   Note
You can use this method on Legacy BIOS or uEFI/BIOS firmware.
For this example I am using a PC with uEFI/BIOS firmware & Secure Boot DISABLED.
With a Intel Chip Set.



1) Download your upto date Chip Set Drivers.

2) Set IDE mode in BIOS.

3) Install Windows XP.

4) Install your upto date Chip Set Drivers .

5) Shut the PC down.

6) Set AHCI mode in BIOS.

7) Reboot the PC your PC will now boot in AHCI mode.
NOTE: You may done to reboot two or three time.

All Done.
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08 Jan 2013   #1
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
It can be tricky to get this to work

It can be very touchy.
It may be related to the manufacturer's hardware choices.

My friend got a new Windows 7 laptop for his work.
He had a problem with a chip programming device (USB), so we spent 3 days (in 2011) trying to enable AHCI.
We tried multiple methods outlined on various websites.
We could never get it to work.

Luckily it turned out my friend didn't need XP.
The external device that wouldn't work, actually had a problem with USB3 and not Windows 7.

I used the "slipstream the drivers into an install disc" method, when I reinstalled my operating systems last September.
I used nLite to create my new XP install disc.
It worked perfectly.


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09 Jan 2013   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2013   #3
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
We did try the floppy + F6 method

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If your Win XP CD, does not support your Sata Controller, you will need to load drivers to uses at F6.
Load Sata Controller drivers with a floppy disk is the best way.
SATA Drivers - Load in Windows XP Setup on Dual Boot
We did try the floppy + F6 method.
We tried every method we could find on the internet, except making a new install disc, when we were working on my friends work laptop.
Nothing we tried worked.

Luckily it turned out that he didn't need XP anyway.

All of the various methods we tried, worked for some people, but they didn't work for others (like us).
I suspect that driver problems, hardware problems and/or user errors were responsible.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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