AHCI and vista

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by failurbydesign, May 10, 2008.

  1. failurbydesign

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    You need the "F6" drivers for your controller. You can load the driver during Windows Setup from USB, CD, or floppy. You can download the drivers right from Intel.
     
  3. roirraW "edor" ehT

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    It sounds like you are trying to boot into an already installed Vista after changing to AHCI mode, is this the case? You might be able to install the SATA/RAID drivers for your chipset from Windows, then shut down Vista and change the mode in the BIOS, and then try booting into Vista again. I don't know if this will work.

    Also, I'm assuming that madmatt knows you have an Intel-chipset based motherboard? Otherwise you'd have to get the driver from the appropriate manufacturer, of course. As madmatt said, it's normally the case to already have the BIOS setting how you want it before installing Windows, and load the drivers from removeable media during setup.
     
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    I assumed it is an Intel chipset because AHCI is an Intel technology.
     
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    yea its an intel mb....can u help with this process, I don't want to reinstall vista!
     
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    Do you need help getting your drivers from Intel? If so do you know the model of your motherboard?

    FYI, my AMD/ATI-based motherboard can use AHCI; I think that's widely adopted.
     
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    Which chipset does your board use?
     
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    Hooah! Glad you did. I had tried googling for someone else who had solved it, but I couldn't find any with a quick search.
     
  11. Tuffgong4

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    failurbydesign...do you have a sata dvd drive?? I'm trying to decide to switch to AHCI Mode but I'm reading that problems occur for the sata optical drives after it.