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post #21 of 34
You should have set it to AHCI before you installed windows. Here is a link to what you need to do now. Post #7. Scroll down to Sean Webster's registry fix.

Edit: Did you follow the steps in the guide? SSD firware should have been installed before Windows.
Edited by tictoc - 2/21/12 at 5:30pm
post #22 of 34
Thread Starter 
I did but I did not know how I could install the firmware update if I didnt have windows yet
post #23 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by karnige View Post

when doing the firmware update on my crucial m4 is it okay that it's plugged into the sata 3 port?

lol, should have done it b4 and saved the hassle:

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.
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Originally Posted by karnige View Post

I did but I did not know how I could install the firmware update if I didnt have windows yet

To update the firmware:

How to update M4 firmware:
  1. Have your SATA mode set to AHCI or IDE.
  2. Download 0309 firmware here: http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
  3. Burn the .iso to a CD.
  4. Boot from the CD.
  5. Type "yes" when prompted to.
  6. Wait 30 sec.
  7. When complete turn the PC off.
  8. Turn said PC back on.
  9. Boot from SSD.
  10. Enjoy your sexy, super fast, awesome Crucial M4!
post #24 of 34
SSD installation can seem a little confusing, but luckily Sean seems to always be around to answer questions.
post #25 of 34
Thread Starter 
I saved the firmware update file to my flashdrive and it doesnt seem to be booting off of it when I have the options set to boot off of USB. i'm guessing I can't use the flash drive and need to burn the file to a cd?
post #26 of 34
Thread Starter 
I just saved the disc image to a cd of mine and changed the bios settings to run off cd, but it said it was booting off of it and then skipped and went to start off disc drive. Like there was nothing on the cd or something.
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by karnige View Post

I saved the firmware update file to my flashdrive and it doesnt seem to be booting off of it when I have the options set to boot off of USB. i'm guessing I can't use the flash drive and need to burn the file to a cd?

To update it with a USB:
  1. Have your SATA mode set to AHCI or IDE.
  2. Download 0309 firmware here: http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
  3. Download and run this: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/universal-usb-installer-easy-as-1-2-3/
  4. Select "Try Unlisted Linux ISO (New Syslinux)
  5. Browse to your Crucial SSD .ISO-file
  6. Select your USB drive
  7. If your USB drive is not formatted (Fat32) check the box
  8. Click "Create"
  9. Click "Ok"
  10. Reboot from the USB
  11. Type "yes" when prompted to.
  12. Wait 30 sec.
  13. When complete turn the PC off.
  14. Turn said PC back on.
  15. Boot from SSD.
  16. Enjoy your updated Crucial M4.
post #28 of 34
Thread Starter 
imma try the flashdrive way like u just pointed out
post #29 of 34
Thread Starter 
IT WORKED
post #30 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by karnige View Post

IT WORKED

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