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Thread: UD3R SATA HDD Setup

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    Default Re: UD3R SATA HDD Setup

    Thanks Psycho and LSD. Question: with XP Pro SP3 - is this AHCI driver install process still needed?
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  2. #12
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    Default Re: UD3R SATA HDD Setup

    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho101 View Post
    Just to offer a hint to people on XP or even Vista/Windows 7:

    No need to re-install XP, simply go into Device Manager and go to both Intel ICH10 eintries one by one under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.

    On each controler: Right click > Update driver > browse my computer for driver software > let me pick from a list of devices > click "Have disk" > browse to the location of the XP AHCI drivers .inf file > Install.

    Windows will ask you to Re-boot. Do so and straight away, change the relevant settings in the BIOS to use AHCI. Save and exit the BIOS and XP should boot fine, now using AHCI. The "Have driver" F6 option is only necessary when re-installing your OS.
    That sounds easy!! great tip!

    but what would the location of the XP AHCI drivers .inf file be?
    i've also read some other forum posts on this subject:

    Changing IDE To AHCI Mode after Installing Windows XP | Laptop - Notebooks Drivers Updates
    How to enable AHCI on Intel ICH9 under XP - MSFN Forums

    they all seem to require a few more steps than you mentioned here!
    would appreciate your opinion before i do anything silly!!

    cheers, PiN

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    Last edited by PiN; 05-20-2009 at 05:14 PM.

  3. #13
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    Default Re: UD3R SATA HDD Setup

    You'd obtain the AHCI drivers from the manufacturer of your board. So for Intel chipsets you'd go there. Nvidia and AMD plus VIA if theyre still around should have drivers on their websites.

    If you can't find them, Microsoft have generic AHCI drivers you may be able to use.
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