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Old hard drive stuck on AHCI mode.

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I just managed to pin point the issues I had with my new computer.

I switched to an SSD but kept my old hard drive for storage (did not reformat). However I forgot to disable AHCI and Enable IDE when I installed Windows 7. I disabled AHCI and enabled IDE in my motherboard bios, also applied the registry fix to disable AHCI in the registry. After I rebooted everything went flawlessly for a while but then I crashed, when I rebooted the system I got the usual black screen informing me one hard drive was set to AHCI mode.

I double checked motherboard bios and registry values, nothing changed. Any ideas?

I'd prefer not to reformat my storage drive because I'd need to back up data on at least a dozen DVD =/.

Thanks in advance!
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First off, with an SSD you should be running in AHCI anyway or you lose TRIM support.

Second running in or out of AHCI would only affect the boot/system drive. It won't have any affect on your storage drive that would cause the problem you are describing.
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