It would appear that my controller isn’t AHCI capable. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. If you want to set your bios to ahci mode you’ll need to inject the right driver , go in your bios, then in main go to ide configuration and set to it enhanced the manual isn’t very clear. I did get it once when downgrading my previous laptop to Windows XP though. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Sign in Already have an account?

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If you follow the guide, once done with the partition swap and booted into Windows 8 with your SSD, it is suggested that you format your old hard drive. D Stewart 11 1. What cable are you using the connect the SSD ahxi the board? The RST setup program won’t allow that to happen.

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Download all attachments as: It was already set to ‘Never’ for turning off HDDs. After hours of searching and multiple BIOS updates ahfi the conclusion was much more reassuring.


You Might need a better power supply was my point, sorry I was not clear. I use the Dani driver ahc both of them. Not sure why I ever thought it didn’t By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that lch7 continued use of the website is subject to these policies. April 14, at Sign In Sign Up.

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It even BSOD’d just now. The Intel RST doesn’t support this configuration It will refuse to install because of the unsupported chipset.

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But Intel rapid storage only install if your motherboard support raid. Not a big deal, just thought you might want to know.

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Next, on complaining, they responded 5 days later expressing willingness to exchange ich77. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The BIOS reports something like this at bootup too: The first Wow was the near instant boot up. The system would act and run fine, but every minutes, it would come to a freeze for 30 seconds.


I’ll work on getting them added to this ticket. I had the same problem as you were having. And to inject the sata driver offline inside XP, i would use the second link Jaclaz provided. Changed 5 years ago by MarkV.

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