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IDE to AHCI Windows 10

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#1 scottausburn


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:07 AM

Hello everyone.


I am a little frustrated.  I am trying to change to  AHCI from IDE on my computer.  I have a SSD hard drive.


I have followed the instructions on the web: 


1.  Start in safe mode (with network)

2.  Change 3 registry keys:  I am the owner under permissions and know how to change keys

3.  Restart and boot into BIOS.. change SATA to AHCI

4. Boot and Windows 10 should load drivers

5.  Reboot normally


Problem:  My registry keys keep reverting back to a value of 3


the keys are:  HKEY_LOCALMACHINE/SYSTEM/CURRENTCONTROLSET/SERVICES/  and then the keys  iaSTORAV , iaSTORV and storeahci/StartOverride--- ( changing the Dword  to 0 from 3)


I am the owner under permissions and I am signed in as Administrator.


When I make the change in the BIOS to AHCI the computer boots with no problems but no AHCI drivers load and under device manager it shows IDE controllers for the port,  I have also tried manually updating the driver.


Any Ideas,


Running Windows 10 Pro 64bit





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#2 TheMasterMech


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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:06 AM

(wrong forum)

#3 scottausburn

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 04:09 PM

Ok, My bad,   I´ll move it................

#4 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:30 PM

First of all - welcome to BC !


Secondly - to both scottausburn and themastermech - the better way to deal with a topic like this is to use the 'Report' button which you will find at the bottom right of every post in every topic. It's grayed out untiil you hover over it and click on it.


There are at least two advantages to doing it this way, by using the 'Report' button. First, using a report usually gets a quick response and if a Moderator moves a topic, which is something we do regularly, it leaves a link in the original position which takes you from there to the actual position of the topic.


The second advantage is that it is less work for scottausburn !  He doesn't have to create a new topic and either re-type his post or copy/paste it !


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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 04 July 2017 - 06:37 PM.

I am going to be away until about the 22nd October. Time on-line will be reduced and my internet access may be limited. PMs may not be replied to as quickly as normal !

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 08:04 PM

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