Solved Set AHCI Mode in BIOS without crashing PC on startup

November 14, 2013 at 11:20:02
Specs: Windows xp, 2.33 c2d / 2gb
Hi, how can i put my bios settings to ahci mode rather than compatibility mode without the computer crashing on startup?

Thanks.


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November 17, 2013 at 18:20:51
I downloaded DriverUpdate and i installed all the latest drivers. Then i tried enabling ahci in the bios and it worked.

Thanks for all the help guys.



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#2
November 14, 2013 at 16:12:20
Did you install the SATA drivers?

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#3
November 14, 2013 at 16:42:50
hi, i tried installing a bunch of links from intel's website called sata and ahci drivers. However, none of them installed properly.

During the installations i got the messages "incompatible", or "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software".

I'm lost.


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#4
November 14, 2013 at 17:26:59
If you are using a brand name computer, give us the EXACT model number.

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#5
November 14, 2013 at 17:30:19
It is a Lenovo T60p

Product ID: 2008-UQB
S/N: L3-LC921


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#6
November 14, 2013 at 17:43:30
download Lenovo T60p motherboard drivers

http://is.gd/iRdb5y

These are the drivers listed by Lenovo, have you been trying these?

http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/res...


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#7
November 14, 2013 at 17:46:55
"During the installations i got the messages "incompatible", or "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing this software"

Make sure you use 32-bit drivers, if I have the right specs for your comp.

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/det...

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#8
November 15, 2013 at 10:12:21
XP doesn't support SATA/AHCI unless the drivers are installed, that's why you're getting the blue screen when you try to enable it in the BIOS. You will need the correct Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver. Once it's installed, you should be able enable AHCI.

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/De...


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#9
November 15, 2013 at 17:40:49
can you direct me to a link where i can find this driver? I've tried a bunch and they aren't working.

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#10
November 16, 2013 at 15:07:15
"can you direct me to a link where i can find this driver"
Do you mean you've tried the ones in the link at #8?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#11
November 16, 2013 at 15:30:46
Hi. Yes i tried installing the files in the link and i got the error message "this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software".

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#12
November 17, 2013 at 07:07:01
All the files on that page are the same version, simply in different format (zip vs exe). Did you read the instructions?

http://downloadmirror.intel.com/174...


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#13
November 17, 2013 at 18:20:51
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I downloaded DriverUpdate and i installed all the latest drivers. Then i tried enabling ahci in the bios and it worked.

Thanks for all the help guys.


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#14
November 17, 2013 at 18:41:04
Sounds like DriverUpdate has got better. Thanks for popping back to let us know.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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