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post #11 of 41
Install the AHCI driver from the mobo manufacturer when you install windows using a USB drive. Doing it after you install will be difficult and sometimes impossible. since you can't have both enabled at the same time to get the driver installed.

I got stuck on that once, you have to just install from scratch in AHCI mode.
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Okay i'll try that, but i only have have dvd image of window 7, not a usb image....hope it still works
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It says i cant :/
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Usually I just set Windows to AHCI mode, go to BIOS switch it to AHCI mode and when windows boots up it redetects all the devices then you can install the latest AHCI drivers.
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post #15 of 41
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Usually I just set Windows to AHCI mode, go to BIOS switch it to AHCI mode and when windows boots up it redetects all the devices then you can install the latest AHCI drivers.

How do you set windows to AHCI?? I thought you can only do it via BIOS?
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Usually I just set Windows to AHCI mode, go to BIOS switch it to AHCI mode and when windows boots up it redetects all the devices then you can install the latest AHCI drivers.

How do you set windows to AHCI?? I thought you can only do it via BIOS?

Remember that link I gave you in my guide when you asked in teh first place? that was so you can change your current installed OS from IDE to AHCI. http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation

You need to change a registry setting then do it in the bios.

Now. Are you reinstalling? If so start my install guide from scratch and you will be able to install fine. Make sure you have the SATA mode set to AHCI first.
www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

If you have an issue where your drive does not show in teh BIOS when you change to AHCI try disabling all other SATA ports you can like the GSATA. And like I said...switch to Intel.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Remember that link I gave you in my guide when you asked in teh first place? that was so you can change your current installed OS from IDE to AHCI. http://www.overclock.net/t/1227636/how-to-change-sata-modes-after-windows-7-installation
You need to change a registry setting then do it in the bios.
Now. Are you reinstalling? If so start my install guide from scratch and you will be able to install fine. Make sure you have the SATA mode set to AHCI first.
www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
If you have an issue where your drive does not show in teh BIOS when you change to AHCI try disabling all other SATA ports you can like the GSATA. And like I said...switch to Intel.

I followed your guide and i think that's why my HDDs work in both AHCI/IDE mode, just not my SSD -.-


When i try to do fresh install, it tells me that "Windows cannot be installed to this disk". (This is when i have it set to AHCI)

Even after i load the drivers from my motherboard CD frown.gif
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post #18 of 41
Changing the registry setting in Windows DOES work, I have done it several times. That has nothing to do with this problem though, Windows has nothing to do with the drive not being detected by the bios...

I'm assuming that you have a standard HDD that you have been running Windows on, was it running in IDE or AHCI?
If it was in IDE mode, I would boot to Windows in IDE mode, make the registry changes for AHCI. Reboot, change to AHCI mode and then boot into Windows.
Then try reformatting the drive. These are just guesses as I have no idea why your drive is not being detected by the bios. Good luck.
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post #19 of 41
like i said follow my guide to install

You will not get teh "Windows cannot be installed to this disk" error
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like i said follow my guide to install

You will not get teh "Windows cannot be installed to this disk" error

I have done all you asked in the guide.
Disconnected all but SSD, changed to AHCI and then booted up the windows installation, but it tells me "windows cannot be installed to disk".

The only difference to your guide is that i'm using a installation dvd
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