Solved Ide ahci ide will not boot

September 12, 2012 at 14:23:32
Specs: Windows 7 x64, amd 3.2 16GB
I have been searching, but have not found anyone else with this concern. This is a Windows 7 x64 machine, on a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 motherboard.
I attempted to change the hard drive from IDE to AHCI, using the Microsoft instructions as to how to do so - (registry edit and change in the bios). The machine would not boot off the hard drive. Then, I changed everything back to IDE (restored the original registry settings, and made the change in the bios).

The result now is that the only way the machine will boot is to insert the Win 7 installation disk in a CD drive, change the boot order to boot from the CD, and when it says "press any key to boot from the CD" IGNORE IT. It then proceedes to boot, apparently from the hard drive.

This is not a disaster, there is no data lost, but it seems somewhat awkward. Can anyone tell me how to get back to the original settings? I have tried System Restore, it restores the previous settings, but does not change the concern


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#1
September 12, 2012 at 16:44:52
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" I have tried System Restore, it restores the previous settings"
Which makes me think it is in the bios.

Recheck the boot settings, what drive is booting first etc, anything to do with booting.


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#2
September 12, 2012 at 18:33:17
Thank you, thank you. When one selects the hard drive as the first boot device, on this motherboard there is an entirely separate place to select WITCH hard drive. I had completely forgotten my USB backup. It works now.

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#3
September 12, 2012 at 18:36:08
Nice work fgoodfellow.

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#4
September 12, 2012 at 18:54:45
Please mark this solved and select 'Best Answer'. It is always good to hear that the problem was solved. We all need help sometimes, especially when we simply forgot something we really did know.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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