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Ok, I'm trying to get AHCI working and it just doesn't want to load.

Here is what I did.

I did the registry modification as indicated by Microsoft here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976/en-us

When I reboot, I went in my BIOS.
I don't have AHCI in my BIOS.. I have
Native IDE,RAID,Legacy IDE.

I read somewhere I should put it to RAID, but Win7 would BSOD.
So I put it to Legacy, Win7 booted.. it installed some drivers and asked me too reboot.

Now when I check my Device Manager I should see something like
Under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers -
Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller

But I still see : Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller

I tried to put it back to Native IDE=Same
RAID= BSOD.

I then downloaded the AMD SB600 AHCI driver and I thought that would correct my issue.. but it's still the same.

Can someone help me out?

Thanks
post #2 of 9
what is the bsod code that you get when you switch to raid?
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I dunno, it sounds to me like this board doesn't have the Advanced Host Controller Interface at all.
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I'm getting a STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE
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It sounds to me like this board does not have AHCI at all.
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post #6 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
It sounds to me like this board does not have AHCI at all.
Yeah that's what I'm thinking.. but it's a high end motherboard also.

I was reading somewhere that some AMD chipsets must be set to legacy IDE to have the AHCI.. but that still doesnt get me my AHCI mode.
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is the registry hack necessary?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csm725 View Post
is the registry hack necessary?
Yep, because if Windows is installed in IDE mode, then the only way to switch to AHCI without reinstalling is to change the Registry first.

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Originally Posted by HellyHans View Post
Yeah that's what I'm thinking.. but it's a high end motherboard also.

I was reading somewhere that some AMD chipsets must be set to legacy IDE to have the AHCI.. but that still doesnt get me my AHCI mode.
I'm just thinking that this seems to have no hope of working, and plus there's no option that says "AHCI" in the BIOS.
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post #9 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Yep, because if Windows is installed in IDE mode, then the only way to switch to AHCI without reinstalling is to change the Registry first.


I'm just thinking that this seems to have no hope of working, and plus there's no option that says "AHCI" in the BIOS.
Oh well.. I guess it's now a big deal.. I was just curious to get it working and take advantage of the SATA features like hot swap, and NCQ.. but not like I really need them
Thanks !
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