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Installing AHCI drivers while in IDE mode?

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#1 Aegypt


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Posted 10 June 2013 - 11:42 AM

Hi. So I was updating the bios and the laptop shut off. It now will load to the Windows XP screen, load for 1 second, flash a BSOD for 1 second, then restart.


If I switch to IDE mode, it works great. 


Is it possible to update fix the AHCI problem when in IDE mode? 


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#2 Anshad Edavana

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:52 PM



Your SATA is originally configured to work in IDE mode. When you updated the BIOS, system loaded  BIOS defaults which apparently reverted SATA mode to it's original state - AHCI. Since your laptop works fine when the interface is set to IDE mode, i don't see any issue at all.


There is a way to change SATA mode to AHCI after installing Windows XP, but it involves potential risk of rendering the OS unbootable (if failed). 

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 03:58 PM

Hi Anshad thanks much for answering.


Typed out this whole response but now I understand what you mean.


Thanks again for the answer appreciate it!

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