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Windows 7: AHCI Mode Setup

08 Feb 2011   #11
Serpentz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wizkid View Post
Thanks for your reply

I won't bother upgrading the BIOS. I have changed the boot
order to boot from CD but when I place the windows 7 setup disk in nothing happens at boot up

also to add the hdd is listed in the BIOS




Any ideas?
Is this DVD drive a SATA drive? If so make sure it's plugged into one of the white 3GB/s ports and check the jumper on the drive to see where its set to.


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08 Feb 2011   #12
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Thanks for your further replies,

I have now got it detecting the drives at start up as soon in the below picture, I have made a few changes to the settings in the BIOS as below and the message saying that no drives found has gone so it seems that it was also looking for devices that were connected to the white ports.

The system is still not booting from a Windows disk I have tried both my disk drives.

Any ideas ?


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AHCI Mode Setup-img_0101.jpg   AHCI Mode Setup-img_0103.jpg  
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08 Feb 2011   #13
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Just to let you know these are the optical drives that I am using within the system:

LG BH10LS30 10x BD-RE with DVD±RW & LightScribe SATA Blu-Ray Drive

Sony AD-7240S 24x DVD±RW DL & RAM SATA,
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08 Feb 2011   #14
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

For installing W7 fresh it is highly recommended to have only one HDD connected and one optical drive. Don't connect the other drives until after Windows is installed and configured.

See if the DVD will boot with just one optical drive attached.

If not, please describe exactly what happens and shows on the screen as you boot.
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08 Feb 2011   #15
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

The above image comes up showing the drives detected then all I get is a blank screen, I have tried it with one hard drive and optical drive, I have also selected CD Room and Optical Drive from the boot list and it still wont boot off a disk.

Is it best to change the settings back to what they were before in my first post or shall I leave them as they are because its now no longer saying that the drives are not detected.
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08 Feb 2011   #16
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

My best advice would be to make sure that you have a single HDD connected to Port #1 on the main SATA controller (check and recheck the MB manual) and then go into the BIOS and reset the bios defaults. Reboot. Go back into the BIOS and make only 2 changes: SATA as AHCI , and Boot DVD first. Then check. Then connect the Optical and check.

Your hard drives should be recognized and work on the main controller without issue. It is unusual for the drive to not be detected there. Let's hope you do not have a defective motherboard and it was just some jacked BIOS setting.
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08 Feb 2011   #17
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Hi,

I have just done a reset on the BIOS and left all the settings on default, and the system is now booting up from a disk so I dont think its the motherboard I think its just a setting in the BIOS.

Attached is the settings that are working.


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AHCI Mode Setup-img_0105-1-.jpg  
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08 Feb 2011   #18
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

So now change "Onboard SATA type" from IDE to AHCI, and set the DVD to boot first and Save&Exit.

Then try the W7 DVD.
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08 Feb 2011   #19
wizkid

WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64BIT
 
 

Ok things are looking more positive now.

It now boots up using the Windows disk I have changed the Onchip type to AHCI and OnChip 4/5 port to AHCI.


Do I need to make any more changes or should AHCI now be setup correctly?
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08 Feb 2011   #20
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

You should be good to go. My BIOS is AMI, so I can't tell you exactly what else needs to be changed, if anything, right now.

It's only that AHCI setting that is important right now. It is a PIA to change it after W7 is installed. All the other BIOS changes you may want can be done later without issue.

Good luck!
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