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New build, SSD wont boot in AHCI Mode? Advice??

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i just upgraded my old acer computer. i installed a 2500k chip, Gigabyte z68x-ud3h-b3 board, 8gb ripjaws and a 120gb corsair SSD
(cssd-f120gb3-bk). and i kept my old sata hard drive as a storage drive.

so i heard its best to run the ssd in AHCI mode but every i try to boot it in AHCI mode its freezes on the "starting windows" screen and boot loops.... so any advice??
post #2 of 7
Disconnect the old hard drive, retry. If that fails, change sata ports/cables.
post #3 of 7
did you install with IDE mode enable? If so you need to do this:

Change to AHCI from IDE Mode after Installation:
  1. Exit all Windows-based programs.
  2. Press [Win] + R or take the RUN option from the start menu.
  3. Now type Regedit there and press Enter Key to open up the Registry Editor Window. (If you receive the User Account Control dialog box, click Continue.)
  4. Locate and then click the following registry sub key:
    Code:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci
    
  5. In the right pane right-click Start in the Name column and then click Modify.
  6. In the Value data box, type 0 [3 is default], and then click OK.
  7. On the File menu, click Exit to close Registry Editor.
  8. Restart your computer
  9. Go to UEFI/BIOS and enable AHCI, Save & Reboot
  10. Another restart will be required to finish the driver installation.
post #4 of 7
Thread Starter 
it Worked!! thanks a ton. i did a benchmark of my drive, does the performace look okay for you? its a sata 3 drive.
552
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Originally Posted by somevietguy View Post

it Worked!! thanks a ton. i did a benchmark of my drive, does the performace look okay for you? its a sata 3 drive.
552
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Originally Posted by SimpleTech View Post

^^ Use ATTO Disk Benchmark.

This^

Looks normal for a AS SSD score tho smile.gif
post #7 of 7
Glad you got it working, what was it, do you know?
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