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Windows 7: AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

14 Feb 2010   #50

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
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!

If you got this it is complete.

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Thanks very much! It worked. I appreciate your help.

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14 Feb 2010   #51
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

You're welcome, I'm glad it worked for you!
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15 Feb 2010   #52

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

- cool, Bare Foot..
- had a scare when my Bloodrage BIOS hicupped, but staggering the drive initialisation via the BIOS AHCI settings cured that..

- repo pointage coming your way..
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15 Feb 2010   #53
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Thanks mate, I'm glad it worked for you.
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21 Feb 2010   #54

Win7 Pro x64

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.
I had pretty much same issues golem had trying to turn on AHCI. I only have 1 HD (Sata), 1 DvD drive (Sata) and a 9in1 reader connected via onboard USB port. no IDE drives not anything else.

It would see the HD when booting up then give me error no bootable partition in table

I set it back to IDE mode in BIOS but it was still giving same error. Couldn't figure out how to get the LKGC screen up for my gigabyte ud4 board so just booted into BIOS while googling for a way from other computer; probably a good 15 minutes.

Never did find a way to get to the LKGC screen, but booted to the Boot Menu and selected to boot from the HD from there and windows decided it'd play nice.

Once into windows I restored to my preAHCI restore point and figure I'll just skip enabling this for now.
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21 Feb 2010   #55
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Iam918.

I have no knowledge of why some are having these similar issues but I'll keep looking into it, if you learn anything new please keep us informed.
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29 Mar 2010   #56

windows 7 ultimate x64

BFK - searched high and low how to do this, and found all the non-working confusing ones (including needing .sys files). I can't believe how simple this is, and thought to myself, surely it can't be this easy... it worked like a charm. Thanks for sharing your expertise. First post here, and you get it.
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29 Mar 2010   #57
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello erkme73, welcome to Seven Forums!

I'm glad this has been a help to you!
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30 Mar 2010   #58

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Welcome to Seven Forums erkme73.

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06 Apr 2010   #59

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Great tut, this will be a very useful link.

Managed to switch my other computer from IDE to AHCI by loading the drivers, reboot to BIOS change the settings to AHCI, and it booted as AHCI enabled.
This evidently won't work on all MOBOs.
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