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Windows 7: MSI 880gm-E41 BUOS backup and upgrade procedures AHCI SATA RAID driver

07 Feb 2019   #11
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

When I open the .zip file from MSI which contains the drivers, the Bin64 folder is shown-




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07 Feb 2019   #12
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

And this is the one for the RAID/AHCI SATA? It looks a bit different to me but will redo it.
Hopefully we are using the same page.


If the Setup goes to Catalyst I'll know I've been there before.


After now connecting the SSD from Adata as a boot drive, the Utilities Adata Tools is running.
That's a downloadable program for the Adata and provides diagnostics and Trim function.

That was my goal. But I'm still going to inspect for AHCI in devices etc as described above.
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07 Feb 2019   #13
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

That's the .zip file for the drivers. The problem you had is that the SATA/Raid installation required the Catalyst install manager to be installed but, it apparently didn't work when you clicked on Yes to install it. Running the drivers installation first should install it.
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07 Feb 2019   #14
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I'll wait a bit for the cross posting to slow down but you'll have to give a detailed instruction to get to the

BIN info you show above. Just now I made a screen shot from MSI showing what opens and I'll post that.


Also made a screen shot of device manager as it looks now. I'm simply not seeing the BIN64.


My path is to the third option at MSI 880GM E41 for Win 7 64.


I'll inspect the other chipset downloads etc that I have run on here. Just now I have a lot of

duplicate things on the desktop from trying things.


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07 Feb 2019   #15
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Erf, It looks like the mailer only wants to handle one at a time but the screen is the _same_ as the one posted earlier.
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07 Feb 2019   #16
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Found it. Screen shot posted with the BIN64 files and the Catalyst 'Setup' exe. Which of the

items should be executed rather than 'Setup" at this screen? Thanks for your patience.


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07 Feb 2019   #17
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

My understanding is that you have the e43 mobo but it doesn't seem to matter.

All I did was download the driver software from the MSI website just to try to help you with the Catalyst problem. I didn't need the SATA/Raid files. Both are provided as .zip files. You have to open the .zip file and extract the files to your disc before running the installation. I open them using J-zip, as shown in my screen shot. The name of the driver file is shown in that screen shot.
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07 Feb 2019   #18
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

Seems we were typing at the same time.

As I understand it, the problem you're having with the Catalyst install manager occurs when you're running the SATA/Raid installation. It apparently can't find the Catalyst manager installer so I looked for it in the driver files. I would run the driver setup first using it's setup.exe file (I assume that's what it uses). The setup.exe I was alluding to earlier when I said don't run it first was the one for the SATA/Raid installation.
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07 Feb 2019   #19
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

No other solution for me than clicking on a few things then and see what I get. That Setup however
did not give what was needed.


At least I can't damage anything as with BIOS.



I appreciate all the help given. Will mark solved when I get this resolved but in simple terms,
I have the SSD going as shown in the device manager and the Adata Utils are working. I'll give it
a few days before closing it as solved.
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07 Feb 2019   #20
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Another angle on this. A new search said that for AHCI to take, It must be set int he BIOS first.
I found that under the Peripherals location in the BIOS. Set that to AHCI. Windows 7 which was installed
hangs on the SSD. This is all practice so nothing lost.

I started a new install of Win7 which I have on a USB stick. And I was overlooking a Windows Setup promptI have ignored always before where it says install drivers? and you are supposed to go to a location.

The SSD will be wiped. The USB is bootable ISO with the Windows 7 install only.

If I put the Drivers files on a cd to load from the dvd-cd drive perhaps I can get a ressult of

1.) AHCI in BIOS
2.) Windows runs without error.

I also have the FAT32 USB peanut.

I'll see if any of this works and shows up in Device Manager.
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