Changing to AHCI RAID Windows 8
on my Lenovo U310, I have my hard drive (HDD) set to AHCI mode. I want to change RAID (0) mode because I have an SSD and can I use the Intel RST with this machine.
The problem is that when I change the mode in the BIOS appears the BSOD in an infinite loop and disappear only when I put the AHCI mode again.
I have tryied with methods of Windows 7 registry with changes alleged Windows 8
but it doesn´t worked.
I hope that someone can help me.
P.D: The "alleged" modifications for Windows 8 were these:
0 (in the subvalue)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorA start at 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV start at 0 (in the subvalue)
I suggest you post this question in the Pro TechNet Forums Windows 8 IT: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/w8itpro
my Dell E6510 I have my hard drive put in RAID mode. I have problems using the eSata port, so I want to switch to AHCI. I followed the instructions here:http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976. However, when I start my system after setting the drive in AHCI mode in the BIOS, I see the logo of Windows (with Win7 x 64) and a few seconds later, I get a blue screen with a message that I can not read because the system is restarted. Put back the BIOS on RAID brings the system again...
Anything I can do to work AHCI?
Thank you for your message.
I think I have the solution to your problem and I checked it against a machine Dell which is equipped with a similar controller with your machine. Changing to AHCI, RAID,http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976 fix will work.
Changing to AHCI RAID, you need a little more. Msahci driver requires Atapi.sys miniport driver to load during startup as well. If you must change the value ofStart at 0 for the following two entries in your registry. You can use regedit.exe utility.
Or alternatively, you can run the command lines below in a high window.
REG ADD HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\msahci /v start d 0 /f /t REG_DWORD
REG ADD HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\atapi /v start d 0 /f /t REG_DWORD
I installed windows server 2008 R2 in PowerEdge r.620 with PERC H710, 2x300GB HARD drive in AHCI mode. If I change the AHCI RAID mode mode, the data will be lost or NOT? In fact, I need to run the system in RAID 1.
CTRL-R during the POST boot or use OMSA to the operating system.
OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
Storage: 1 x SSD
Tip: Supermicro X9SRW-f
Currently, the SATA in the BIOS option is on AHCI. Start Windows on the desktop without problem.
Objective: Convert AHCI Raid mode. The integrated chipset to create a matrix to mirror with 2 x SSD.
I downloaded the disk driver for this card and installed the Intel Rapid Storage driver/software. I reboot and switch the SATA Raid mode. Windows starts to load and immediately blue screens. Put the SATA to AHCI mode allows me to boot successfully.
There are a few other drivers from the disc. Install these drivers, the windows are no longer boot in AHCI or Raid mode.
iaStorA.inf: installs rest AHCI Raid Controller Miniport + RTS filter driver
iaStorB.inf: installs rest AHCI Raid Controller Miniport + RTS filter driver
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesMsahci\\\ (set to 0 Start)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\IastorV (set to 0 Start)
How can I activate the raid option and get Windows to start without error? Registry hack? Other drivers?
* Note the OS has been cloned for the SSD. I don't have the option for the new Windows installation.
This issue is beyond the scope of this site and must be placed on Technet or MSDN
HP Pavilion 6267c desktop 750 gb HD failed. Installed Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HD. Cannot change the controller SATA AHCI RAID mode. System hangs. Desktop works when he returned to RAID.
Any help is appreciated.
Hope this helps:
Hi, I have a dell inspiron 530. In the bios there is no option AHCI. Since the RAID AHCI she does that mean I can use the same?
PS: I have 2 hard drives (no RAID). I tried to boot into windows on the first hard drive, but then it froze on startup a BSOD flashed for a few milliseconds and then he resatrted.
Thanks for posting your question on the Forum of the Microsoft community.
1. have you tried to change the boot drive SATA mode?
2 are you able to boot your computer?
3. What is the error code that you get when getting BSOD?
I understand you have two independent hard drives connected to the controller. If you are able to start your computer successfully, here is an article that can help you change AHCI RAID.
Error message occurs after you change the mode of the boot drive SATA
Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
If you can not start at all, I suggest trying the following methods and check if they are useful.
Please follow the underlying steps:
Step 1. Disconnect all external devices except the keyboard and mouse.
Step 2. I would like to start your computer in last known good configuration.
If method 1 does not work, go to method 2.
Step 1: Try to start your system in a State of services necessary to the operation and a minimal set of drivers, active Mode without failure.
Start your computer in safe mode
Step 2: If the system works fine in safe mode, try to clean the system startup:
Note: See "how to reset the computer to start normally after a boot minimum troubleshooting" to prepare the computer to start as usual after a repair.
If method 2 does not work, go to method 3.
As you cannot start your computer at all, I suggest to run a startup repair to repair the damaged boot system files and attempt to start in normal mode. See the section: how to use Startup Repair in the following link.
Startup Repair: frequently asked questions
If this does not help, try to start from an installation disc of Windows 7 to the Windows recovery environment mode and then try to run the Startup Repair tool and check if you are able to start normally.
Hope this information is useful. Let us know if you need more help, we will be happy to help you further.
Does anyone have solution Chipset SATA Mode to AHCI RAID change?
Since yesterday I try to find the appropriate solution for this issue.
I already checked:
(1) change of tone to register as above;
Departure from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci 3-> 0
Start HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorA 0
Start HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iaStorV 0
Error HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci 3-> 0 control
Unfortunately after the restart in RAID mode, operating system does not work.
(2) to go step by step on the description made by the microsoft support team:
Does not work.
My goal is to set up my SSD as cache drive and I read - without changing the RAID mode, it wouldn't work.
I appreciate your advice.
Maybe there is a possibility to set up the SSD as cache in AHCI mode?
I had to change the start on 'legacy of first' Mode.
You can close this topic.
I'm trying to migrate to Windows Server 2008 AHCI RAID on motherboard Intel S5500BC, I downloaded the driver ERT2 of intel, and when I want to add new hardware, and then search for the driver, the driver is not detected! I tried enabling megasr in the system registry and still windows begins with BSOD, is there a driver or a workaround for this problem, I don't know if I'm in Community law
I suggest you post your query in the following TechNet forums to improve assistance in this regard.
I need to convert IDE to AHCI and how do I do this?IM using SATA 2.0
Oh boy!I suggest you first enable it in the BIOS and do a fresh install of Windows 8 to avoid the problems I got.It's not easy, that I did recently after I updated my BIOS, and I also have a tri-boot configuration if you enable it in the bios, you will need to do a complete reset because I kept getting errors without end with my installation of Windows 8.
I made the registry changes in Vista and Windows 7 by following these steps:1. start "Regedit."2. Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlset / Services3. open msahci4. in the field of right to left click on "Start" and go to edit5. in the value data field, enter "0" and click "ok".6. exit "Regedit."7 restart Rig and get into the BIOS (button 'Delete' hold in Booting and enable ahci in the BIOS) or whatever key is specified in the manual of your motherboard or whether it's a store bought your user's guide.If you have Windows 8 is installed, you need to do a slightly different modification in the registry for me that did not work so I did a reset and Windows 8 was bootable.It is slightly different in Windows 8:Quit all applicationsGo to start and type regedit.If you see the UAC (User Account Control) dialog box, just click on continue.Locate the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\startoverrideIn the right pane, click Start in the name column, and then click on edit.In the value data box, type 0, and then click OK.On the file menu, click on exit to close the registry editor.Reboot and enable the AHCI in the BIOS of your systemI followed these steps and got endless reboots in my Windows 8 partition that only I had to enter the recovery mode and do a full reset.
Recently, I took the preload Windows 7 on my p6210f and installed Windows XP family 32-bit on another hard drive. I had to change the AHCI IDE controller BIOS to install it, and it's always this way, because the start-up in Windows XP with the AHCI BIOS will give me the stop error message.
I see on another thread that the AHCI controller can be downloaded here:
The thread that is here:
I am wanting to know if I can just run the sp39786.exe thing, restarts at the start screen, change to AHCI and then start normally.
The engine number of images is purely the choice of the user. I do an image after a clean installed with all updates & my installed programs. I do sometimes still 5-6 months later if I did several changes in apps, etc, but not a necessity. Most important for me is to have the first image of my machine freshly set up. I can always return to this configuration in less than an hour.
A person who installs / uninstalls many software may prefer to make several images as. You can save as many images you have the disk space or DVD for. I use USB external hard drive to back up my images which is faster to burn to DVD.
I bought Toshiba preinstalled official Windows 7 Professional 64 service Pack 1. And I would like to change the language from German to the Russia.
In accordance with the instructions of the microsoft home page I could not get the result. MUI Pack does not appear when you are looking for Windows updated (some other updates are available only, but not language pack)...
What would you recommend how to fix this?
Its Satellite Pro C660-1JL
> I bought Toshiba preinstalled official Windows 7 Professional 64 service Pack 1
You can change the language on Windows 7 Professional t, this is possible on Windows 7 Enterprise (volume license) and Windows 7 Ultimate edition.
So if you want another language, buy Windows 7 Ultimate or be happy with the current language of Windows 7 Professional. ;)
I can't change the settings of "Windows Update". I don't want Windows to automatically restart my system so I put it to 'Application prior to installation', but this morning it is automatically installed and rebooted. Now, I don't have the ability to change the parameters, as if I'm not administrator. The option is there, but not highlighted for to change me.
To the configurable options for automatic updates, follow these steps.
Important: this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following windows Help article.
Back up the registry
1. go to start and type regedit.exe.
2. go to this location:
3. in the right pane, delete the two values AUOptions and NoAutoUpdate
4. go to that location:
5. in the right pane, delete the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess value
Using the Group Policy Editor
o you must have administrative privileges to perform these tasks.
o Group Policy Editor is only available in the professional edition, full and Windows 7 Enterprise edition. You will not have the Publisher of local group policy available in Windows 7 Starter and Home Premium editions.
1. Click Start, type gpedit.msc and press ENTER.
2. navigate to the following location:
Computer configuration > administrative templates > Windows components > Windows Update
3 in the right pane, double-click Configure automatic updates and set it to not configured
4. then, go to this location:
User configuration > administrative templates > Windows components > Windows Update
5. in the right pane, set to remove access to all Windows Update features on not configured
For more information:
How to configure automatic updates by using Group Policy or of registry settings
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How can I change the time for windows live?
This is the message I get. I need to change to continue working with this program.
1. when exactly you get this message?
2 are you facing any problem with Windows Live?
If this happens only with a Windows Live program, you can post your request in the Windows Live forum for assistance.
Check the link for Windows Live support:
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Is it possible to change the language on windows 7 Home premium from German to English.
No, only in Win7 Ultimate and Enterprise.
However, you can add some English-language entry to Win7 Home Premium. See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Add-or-change-an-input-language ~ Robear Dyer (PA Bear) ~ MS MVP (that is to say, mail, security, Windows & Update Services) since 2002 ~ WARNING: MS MVPs represent or work for Microsoft
I signed on XP Pro SP3 as an administrator but you cannot change the timing of Windows Update to 03:00. All options are not enabled. How can I change the time, updates are made? __
I signed on XP Pro SP3 as an administrator but you cannot change the timing of Windows Update to 03:00. All options are not enabled. How can I change the time that updates are made?
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When you open the tab automatic updates in the control panel or My Computer property sheet, all options of configuration of the automatic updates may be grayed out. This happens due to one of the following reasons:
- You are not logged as administrator (or equivalent)
- Strategy of automatic updates is enabled
- Automatic updates (and Windows Update) access is blocked by group policy
The options available for automatic updates.
You must make some changes in the windows registry.
Important: this section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
- Click Start, run and type REGEDIT to . EXE
- Go to this location:
- In the right pane, delete the two values AUOptions and NoAutoUpdate
- Go to this location:
- In the right pane, delete the DisableWindowsUpdateAccess value
Using the Group Policy Editor - for Windows XP Professional
- Click Start, run and type gpedit.msc
- Navigate to the following location:
=> Configuration of the computer
==> Administrative templates
===> Windows components
===> Windows Update
- In the right pane, double-click Configure automatic updates and set it to not configured
- Next, go to this location:
=> User configuration
==> Administrative templates
===> Windows components
===> Windows Update
- In the right pane, set to remove access to all Windows Update features on not configured
Change how Windows installs or notifies you of updates
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