Originally Posted by drizek
Must reinstall windows
Thats what I was going to do but I discovered another way to fix my issue with new SSD...... Since when I installed Windows the bios was set on IDE in the SAT config when I added the SSD it will only work with the IDE set in Bios. To change this without re-installing windows... you can edit the value in regedit from 3 to 0 and reboot and that directs Windows to activate AHCI... which after about 6 hours of new benchmark testings does make a significant difference in my scores.
Here is the fix I found.....
To Enable AHCI In Windows
1) Run the Registry Editor (regedit.exe)
2) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Ser vices\\Msahci
3) Set the "Start" value to 0 (zero)
4) Navigate to Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Ser vices\\Pciide
5) Set the "Start" value to 0 (zero)
6) Shut down
7) Start up again, but before Windows boots go into the BIOS configuration screens and change the disk mode to "AHCI". Save the new BIOS configuration and restart so that Windows boots.
When Windows starts, it will detect the change, load the AHCI disk drivers, and do one more reboot to start up with them