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Sebastian Vega

Hello!
I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium preinstalled and an intel G33 chipset.
However, SATA mode in BIOS was set to IDE. If I set it to AHCI or RAID, I
would get a BSOD.
So I enabled AHCI driver in Vista in the registry, with no success. I also
tried installing intel Matrix drivers, but the installer says my system does
not meet minimum requirements.
So what do I have to do now to enable AHCI/RAID mode on an installed system?
Thanks
Sebastian
 

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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Enabling AHCI in a system BIOS with Windows Vista already
installed will result in a BSOD if SATA has been running in IDE
mode during Vista's installation. Before enabling AHCI in the BIOS,
users must first follow the instructions found at Microsoft Knowledge
Base article 922976.

Error message when you start a Windows Vista-based computer
after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive:
"STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

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"Sebastian Vega" wrote:

Hello!

I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium preinstalled and an intel G33 chipset.
However, SATA mode in BIOS was set to IDE. If I set it to AHCI or RAID, I
would get a BSOD.
So I enabled AHCI driver in Vista in the registry, with no success. I also
tried installing intel Matrix drivers, but the installer says my system does
not meet minimum requirements.
So what do I have to do now to enable AHCI/RAID mode on an installed system?
Thanks
Sebastian
 

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Sebastian Vega

i did this, but i still get a bsod...


"Carey Frisch [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Enabling AHCI in a system BIOS with Windows Vista already
> installed will result in a BSOD if SATA has been running in IDE
> mode during Vista's installation. Before enabling AHCI in the BIOS,
> users must first follow the instructions found at Microsoft Knowledge
> Base article 922976.
>
> Error message when you start a Windows Vista-based computer
> after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive:
> "STOP 0x0000007B INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE"
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Sebastian Vega" wrote:
>
> Hello!
>
> I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium preinstalled and an intel G33
> chipset.
> However, SATA mode in BIOS was set to IDE. If I set it to AHCI or RAID, I
> would get a BSOD.
> So I enabled AHCI driver in Vista in the registry, with no success. I also
> tried installing intel Matrix drivers, but the installer says my system
> does
> not meet minimum requirements.
> So what do I have to do now to enable AHCI/RAID mode on an installed
> system?
> Thanks
> Sebastian
>
 

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John

Silly question but did you enable the registry key with a 1 or 0? Usually
enabling is a 1 but in this case enabling needs a 0 value. Also you might
see what driver is currently installed for the HDD controller. Also check
for the presence of system32\drivers\msahci.sys.


"Sebastian Vega" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> Hello!
> I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium preinstalled and an intel G33
> chipset.
> However, SATA mode in BIOS was set to IDE. If I set it to AHCI or RAID, I
> would get a BSOD.
> So I enabled AHCI driver in Vista in the registry, with no success. I also
> tried installing intel Matrix drivers, but the installer says my system
> does not meet minimum requirements.
> So what do I have to do now to enable AHCI/RAID mode on an installed
> system?
> Thanks
> Sebastian
>
>
 

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Sebastian Vega

msahci.sys is present and yes, i set the registry key to 0...

"John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Silly question but did you enable the registry key with a 1 or 0? Usually
> enabling is a 1 but in this case enabling needs a 0 value. Also you might
> see what driver is currently installed for the HDD controller. Also check
> for the presence of system32\drivers\msahci.sys.
>
>
> "Sebastian Vega" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]

>> Hello!
>> I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium preinstalled and an intel G33
>> chipset.
>> However, SATA mode in BIOS was set to IDE. If I set it to AHCI or RAID, I
>> would get a BSOD.
>> So I enabled AHCI driver in Vista in the registry, with no success. I
>> also tried installing intel Matrix drivers, but the installer says my
>> system does not meet minimum requirements.
>> So what do I have to do now to enable AHCI/RAID mode on an installed
>> system?
>> Thanks
>> Sebastian
>>
>>
>
>
 

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Sebastian Vega

by the way, my current storage controller is named "Intel ICH9 Serial Ata
Storage Controller" and it is using atapi.sys, ataport.sys, pciide.sys and
pciidex.sys :(
so what should happen if i set that registry key to 0, cause here just
nothing changes...
s.

"Sebastian Vega" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]

> msahci.sys is present and yes, i set the registry key to 0...
>
> "John" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:#[email protected]

>> Silly question but did you enable the registry key with a 1 or 0? Usually
>> enabling is a 1 but in this case enabling needs a 0 value. Also you might
>> see what driver is currently installed for the HDD controller. Also check
>> for the presence of system32\drivers\msahci.sys.
>>
>>
>> "Sebastian Vega" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]

>>> Hello!
>>> I bought a PC with Vista Home Premium preinstalled and an intel G33
>>> chipset.
>>> However, SATA mode in BIOS was set to IDE. If I set it to AHCI or RAID,
>>> I would get a BSOD.
>>> So I enabled AHCI driver in Vista in the registry, with no success. I
>>> also tried installing intel Matrix drivers, but the installer says my
>>> system does not meet minimum requirements.
>>> So what do I have to do now to enable AHCI/RAID mode on an installed
>>> system?
>>> Thanks
>>> Sebastian
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
 

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DevilsPGD

In message <[email protected]> "Carey
Frisch [MVP]" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Enabling AHCI in a system BIOS with Windows Vista already
>installed will result in a BSOD if SATA has been running in IDE
>mode during Vista's installation.

Any experience with whether or not the performance increase is worth the
hassle?

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