Originally Posted by dmex
That's not true. All that needs to be done, is the registry edit of setting in the registry as in the below instructions to 1, instead of zero, reboot, then disable AHCI mode in the bios. I've done this many times and it works.
1.Exit all Windows-based programs.
, type regedit in the Start Search
box, and then press ENTER.
3.If you receive the User Account Control
dialog box, click Continue
4.Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci
5.In the right pane, right-click Start
in the Name
column, and then click Modify
6.In the Value data
box, type 0, and then click OK
.7.On the File
menu, click Exit
to close Registry Editor.
Note number 6, as in the instructions above, which came from Microsoft, that the Value in the registry entry showen in Number 4, must be set to 1. Then reboot, go in to the bios disable AHCI mode, then boot back in to Windows Vista, and Windows Vista will install the IDE driver, and redetect any harddrives in the system.
However if the person has used the Intel Matrix Storage driver for the AHCI driver, that the user most likely will not be able to uninstall the Intel Matrix Storage driver.