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post #1 of 11
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Hey everyone! I had a question for anyone who may know what my problem is.

Alright here is my Setup:

GA-890GPA-UD3H
AMD Phenom II X4 955
4Gbs DDR3 ram (can't remember specifics)
C300 64Gb SSD (For OS and Rift)
1Tb Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX (All extra Data)
2xGTX 460 SE's SLI'd (hack)

Ok so the issue I am having is a fresh install of Win 7 64 bit on my new SSD with all AHCI settings enabled. It installed fine and i got a random BSOD after using the internet for 5 minutes. Restarted the computer and didnt happen again. I woke up this morning and got a blue screen at boot up. Restarted the computer and left it on all day downloading steam games and its still on in the same state I left it. I would like to know what might be causing the BSOD's I've been getting. I will post the exact steps I did to setup and install AHCI so maybe someone can figure out what I messed up.

Step 1: Went into Bios and changed:
OnChip Sata Type -> AHCI
OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type ->As SATA Type
Onboard SATA/IDE Ctrl Mode ->AHCI
(Only changed those 2 settings from default)

Step 2: Rebooted with Win7 CD in and it completely skipped the cd and went to try to boot into windows. So I changed "OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type" back to IDE. Restarted and the CD loaded fine.

Step 3: Started Windows 7 install setup and got to the Hard drive screen. I deleted all partitions and created new ones and format'd them. I did notice the drivers button but I did not touch it because I heard when you set your Bios to AHCI modes it auto puts on MS AHCI drivers.

Step 4: First reboot after initial install I went back to the Bios and changed OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type back to As SATA Type.

Step 5: Finally at the Desktop with no BSOD's or anything. I goto Device Manager -> IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers, and I right clicked update drivers on each object in there to see what i could set to AHCI drivers. I changed 2 controllers to Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller and there is also 2 Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controllers. So 4 controllers total. As well as 4x ATA Channel 0, 4x ATA Channel 1, and 1x ATA Channel 2 and 3.

Step 6: updated windows installed video drivers and mobo drivers. Used interned for 5 minutes, and bam first BSOD.

Anyone have any ideas where I could have gotten this wrong or messed up? I am about to install the AMD AHCI drivers via ATI Catalyst while in windows 7, would this be a good idea?
post #2 of 11
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Eer sorry forgot to add this, I am not sure where to find a log of the BSOD but I believe the error was something about IRQ? possibly
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by crabby654 View Post
Step 3: Started Windows 7 install setup and got to the Hard drive screen. I deleted all partitions and created new ones and format'd them. I did notice the drivers button but I did not touch it because I heard when you set your Bios to AHCI modes it auto puts on MS AHCI drivers.
Incorrect.

Install Win7 using the SSD in IDE mode. Then when completed and boot into Windows. Go into the registry and set it to AHCI mode. Restart your computer, go into BIOS, set it to AHCI mode. Boot into Windows. Simple as that.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
At the moment everything is set to AHCI mode in the BIOS, the drivers in device manager are set to AHCI, and I did check the registry setting and it is set to 0 i think for it to be enabled. I did all this last night and still got a BSOD today
post #5 of 11
Then it doesn't sound like the drive set in AHCI is the issue. Your issue might lay else where.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hmmm, oddly enough when I first got the SSD i did a whole new install and setup in IDE mode and never got a BSOD, worked fine. Then I set the bios to AHCI and i couldnt boot up and BSOD's. So thats when I decided to reformat and go with AHCI mode instead of IDE. Also would it be a good idea to now install the gigabyte AHCI drivers while in windows? or do a fresh install?
post #7 of 11
Set Windows AHCI back to normal in registry. Boot into BIOS, set drive to IDE. Then back into Windows. Install drivers, then restart and change back to AHCI in BIOS.
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
I have not done that yet but I have a slight update on my situation. I was trying very hard to remember the content of the error at the BSOD and I believe it was an nvidia dll. But the fact that a graphics card driver decides to cause a BSOD just as I decide to use AHCI seems a bit strange? or maybe its common?

I also updated my AHCI drivers to the AMD ones while in windows. But I have yet to get a BSOD in the past hour.
post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
Incorrect.

Install Win7 using the SSD in IDE mode. Then when completed and boot into Windows. Go into the registry and set it to AHCI mode. Restart your computer, go into BIOS, set it to AHCI mode. Boot into Windows. Simple as that.
Thats just a work around, the proper way is to install it in AHCI from the beginning.

On a side note I have had a lot of problems with ssd's and amd boards. The last one would sit at the windows loading screen for like 2 minutes trying to load. Put it back in ide mode and it sits at that screen for like 1 second.

Can't explain it but its just an htpc so IDE is fine.

Had similar issues with my wifes pc. So many I rma'd the drive, same issues. Come to think of it they are both biostar boards. Sorry for rambling lol.
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post #10 of 11
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Well since I have updated to the AMD drivers (withinin windows) I actually have yet to get a BSOD, so hopefully it stays that way. No performance issues at all.
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