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Windows 7: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista


07 Feb 2010   #39
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 after OS install

AHCI Advanced Host Controller Interface makes...


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12 Feb 2010   #40
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I only disconnected from the HD and directly to the DVD drive. No wholesale cabling maneuvers.


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12 Feb 2010   #41
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golem View Post
I only disconnected from the HD and directly to the DVD drive. No wholesale cabling maneuvers.
In the BIOS see if the HDD the OS is on is the first in the boot order.
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12 Feb 2010   #42
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
In the BIOS see if the HDD the OS is on is the first in the boot order.
I read your mind, was just getting ready to add that at the initial moments of boot it does display all drives in the positions at which they have been since setting this comp up a couple weeks ago.

Hold for an edit...
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12 Feb 2010   #43
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
In the BIOS see if the HDD the OS is on is the first in the boot order.
I read your mind, was just getting ready to add that at the initial moments of boot it does display all drives in the positions at which they have been since setting this comp up a couple weeks ago.

Hold for an edit...

Check it first hand; I'm running out of suggestions.
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12 Feb 2010   #44
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Happily I can say I am now typing this from the computer we "were" working on. Unfortunately your "So others (and I) can learn..." in your sig will not benefit. I have no Idea what I did to get her back from the dead. All I did do was delve back into BIOS, open and view all the pertinent parameters (no changes made), close and save. Upon the next reboot it opened smoothly all the way to Windows 7. I took a moment to revert back to my restore point and then physically checked the reg was back to normal (which it is) so for now all is well. Think I'll just skip AHCI for now.

The thing I really wanted to check was hard disk boot priority in BIOS (which was OK) because the boot screen has always displayed my primary OS drive as being attached to IDE Channel 2 Master. On IDE Channels 0 & 1 (master and slave) only the Slave 0 is being utilized and this is by a PATA drive. Not sure it really matters but that is for a different thread anyhow.

Thanks again for your support!
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12 Feb 2010   #45
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golem View Post
Happily I can say I am now typing this from the computer we "were" working on. Unfortunately your "So others (and I) can learn..." in your sig will not benefit. I have no Idea what I did to get her back from the dead. All I did do was delve back into BIOS, open and view all the pertinent parameters (no changes made), close and save. Upon the next reboot it opened smoothly all the way to Windows 7. I took a moment to revert back to my restore point and then physically checked the reg was back to normal (which it is) so for now all is well. Think I'll just skip AHCI for now.

The thing I really wanted to check was the boot order in BIOS (which was OK) because the boot screen has always displayed my primary OS drive as being attached to IDE Channel 2 Master. On IDE Channels 0 & 1 (master and slave) only the Slave 0 is being utilized and this is by a PATA drive. Not sure it really matters but that is for a different thread anyhow.

Thanks again for your support!
Are you saying that your HDDs are not SATA?
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12 Feb 2010   #46
golem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Are you saying that your HDDs are not SATA?
HDD's - 2 are SATA one is PATA. The PATA is temporary in that I'm still organizing over to the SATA data storage drive. Optical is USB.
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12 Feb 2010   #47
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by golem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Are you saying that your HDDs are not SATA?
HDD's - 2 are SATA one is PATA. The PATA is temporary in that I'm still organizing over to the SATA data storage drive. Optical is USB.

OK, I thought that may have something to do with the probs.
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13 Feb 2010   #48
dsosb

Windows 7
 
 
Clarification

How do I know if this worked? I didn't get the window showing the drivers updating. I only got the message that driver updating was complete.
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13 Feb 2010   #49
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsosb View Post
How do I know if this worked? I didn't get the window showing the drivers updating. I only got the message that driver updating was complete.
Hello dsosb, welcome to Seven Forums!


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