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Windows 7: My first solid state.

30 Aug 2011   #121
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are going to try and install again in AHCI mode, get the Intel drivers first and try loading them during the install, to see if that makes a difference.


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30 Aug 2011   #122
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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Seth, I searched also. Most of the ones I found say it is hardware related and usually either ram or hard drive.
You mean the above last error?
The error codes you posted. BCCode f4. Post 106
Ok i will try the easy way first.

AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

You know in AHCI is fast though,i installed windows in 14 minutes. .

Startup in few seconds,shutdown in 3-5 seconds.

I didnt check count with IDE.

Well i will try now the regedit tweak.

Restart..................


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30 Aug 2011   #123
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hi everyone. I've been following the thread to learn. I have not worked with an AWARD BIOS since the modern SATA MBs came out, so I am a true NEWB on this subject.

But one thing has been bothering me throughout: Is it normal in a Award BIOS to have SATA disks listed as Master/Slaves as in photo 1 below if you have the Intel Controller in AHCI mode?

In my AMI BIOS if the controller is set to AHCI mode then the disks show up as SATA Ports 1 through 6 as in photo 2 below.

If I set the controller to IDE mode then the disks show as IDE CHANNELS, not SATA Ports. I can't remember if there is any Master/Slave designation.

I only mention this because if this were not normal AWARD behavior, it might indicate a problem with the controller or the BIOS.


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30 Aug 2011   #124
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No, my drives in AHCI are not listed during the IDE section of the POST...they are only listed later on in a screen showing AHCI connected devices. As for in the BIOS itself, I don't think mine show as IDE devices, but I will have to verify when I get home.
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30 Aug 2011   #125
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Ok iv done the AHCI tweak.

Here how is look like now,do you see anything wrong?

Also what to do with the Onboard IDE Controller? Enable or Disable?


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30 Aug 2011   #126
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I'm not familiar with gigabyte boards, but I would disable on board IDE controller and on board sata/IDE controller set to ahci.
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30 Aug 2011   #127
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In your screenshots, the Controller Mode is still set to IDE. That should have an AHCI option as well.

As for the drivers, they are right on Gigabyte's driver page for your board. Download them and extract them...then have them handy on a flash drive during the install. You'll come to a point where you are shown your hard drive and given the option to load other drivers. Have the flash drive in and choose that option.

GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-X38-DS4 (rev. 1.0)

All you have to do is choose Windows 7 x64 and it will be the last driver on the page.
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30 Aug 2011   #128
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Panais, as Deacon suggested, if you boot into windows, install the Intel IRST drivers.
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30 Aug 2011   #129
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you should be able to disable it, if you get problems you can always enable it again.
are you still getting blue screens?
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30 Aug 2011   #130
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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I'm not familiar with gigabyte boards, but I would disable on board IDE controller and on board sata/IDE controller set to ahci.

Ok i will do it now,well for 100th time restarting.........
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