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Windows 7: VISTA install on "real" SATA?? How?

06 Jun 2011   #11
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

ah... will this work? install vista as 'aha' mode. boot it up and run, go to device manager, update sata driver with the intel provided one, reboot to bios, switch sata mode, go.
????


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06 Jun 2011   #12
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
bueno!
I hope vista install is smart enough to see my usb stick
here we go

the odd thing: i searched this problem and read lots of posts. the common issue had symptom that the drive/volume was invisible. in my case, the volume pops up,but vista sees it as non-usable.
at any rate, I'll load the driver at that point and see if it changes its mind
the install went fine in ATA mode... but I need to do it the right way.
thx

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
No drivers need.

Try a full clean & full format in command prompt.
https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/91339-ssd-hdd-optimize-windows-reinstallation.html
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
ah... will this work? install vista as 'aha' mode. boot it up and run, go to device manager, update sata driver with the intel provided one, reboot to bios, switch sata mode, go.
????
Follow theog guidelines link above.
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07 Jun 2011   #13
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
solved

Its a controller issue not a drive issue.
messing with a new clean good drive is irrelevant to this issue.

The fix is a registry mod to invoke the AHCI mode driver.
This afflicts both Vista and Win 7 systems.

see: Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

score one for Team MS.
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07 Jun 2011   #14
Wallonn7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapp22 View Post
Its a controller issue not a drive issue.
messing with a new clean good drive is irrelevant to this issue.

The fix is a registry mod to invoke the AHCI mode driver.
This afflicts both Vista and Win 7 systems.

see: Error message when you start a Windows 7 or Windows Vista-based computer after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive: "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"

score one for Team MS.

I never had this problem ... I think I'm lucky! Anyway, it was - and it is - important that you shared this information with us. But your problem was solved or not?
... If so, please click on the triangle at the top right of this post and report it as solved.
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07 Jun 2011   #15
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

yep... quite a few controllers do not offer the AHCI mode, even on fairly recent vintage, and its not a given that the system maker [dell/hp/etc] accomodate the mode with appropriate BIOS integration [my daily driver HP DC7600 does not, for instance].
But if the controller has the enhancements, and if there is a well-written driver for it, and if the OEM supports in BIOS [all are the case with the Optiplex 755 in my lab], Win7/Vista apparently are incapable of permitting the original installation to 'default' to that mode.
Thus the registry hack.... err... modification.

yep solved, marked.
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