Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
Every time I've installed Windows 7 it's automatically detected the RAID volume and installed flawlessly. I doubt the AHCI wouldn't work if RAID does.
huh. We even have the same mobo. I had to use an IDE drive for along time, and that is what I did. On the premise that:
once he rebooted into windows, AHCI was not enabled.
enabling it would not allow boot.
I gave him the advice to install the drivers after windows setup. I had a similar set of problems, except windows would not progress past the "select partition" stage, because the HDD was not detected
But who knows? the P55 chipset might be estranged from our ways of setting up windows
thank you for the input, RonindeBeatrice. I now know it's possible to enable AHCI and install, at the same time?