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M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 -- AHCI problem, and 32-bit Win7 SATA driverswon't update

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Percival P. Cassidy, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    I installed Win7Pro on this machine with the SATA Controller in IDE mode
    and have been trying to get it going in AHCI mode: I've tried the
    official Microsoft method -- change msahci Start to 0, reboot and change
    BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI -- but it does not work. I get the colored
    "blobs," but then the machine reboots almost immediately and just keeps
    repeating that cycle until I change the BIOS setting again.

    I wondered whether updating the drivers would help, but I can't get them
    to update. The drivers on the CD that came with the mobo are later than
    ones the Windows installer installed, and I have downloaded later ones
    still from Asus, but Device Manager insists that I have the latest ones.

    Any suggestions?

    Perce
     
  2. andy

    andy Flightless Bird

    Re: M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 -- AHCI problem, and 32-bit Win7 SATA drivers won't update

    On Sun, 06 Jun 2010 16:03:06 -0400, "Percival P. Cassidy"
    <Nobody@NotMyISP.com> wrote:

    >I installed Win7Pro on this machine with the SATA Controller in IDE mode
    >and have been trying to get it going in AHCI mode: I've tried the
    >official Microsoft method -- change msahci Start to 0, reboot and change
    >BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI -- but it does not work. I get the colored
    >"blobs," but then the machine reboots almost immediately and just keeps
    >repeating that cycle until I change the BIOS setting again.
    >
    >I wondered whether updating the drivers would help, but I can't get them
    >to update. The drivers on the CD that came with the mobo are later than
    >ones the Windows installer installed, and I have downloaded later ones
    >still from Asus, but Device Manager insists that I have the latest ones.
    >
    >Any suggestions?


    Set SATA1-4 to AHCI.
    Set SATA5-6 to IDE.
    Connect disk to SATA5.
    Boot to Windows.
    Install AHCI driver.
    Connect disk to SATA1.
    Boot to Windows.

    >
    >Perce
     
  3. Percival P. Cassidy

    Percival P. Cassidy Flightless Bird

    On 06/06/10 05:18 pm, andy wrote:

    >> I installed Win7Pro on this machine with the SATA Controller in IDE mode
    >> and have been trying to get it going in AHCI mode: I've tried the
    >> official Microsoft method -- change msahci Start to 0, reboot and change
    >> BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI -- but it does not work. I get the colored
    >> "blobs," but then the machine reboots almost immediately and just keeps
    >> repeating that cycle until I change the BIOS setting again.
    >>
    >> I wondered whether updating the drivers would help, but I can't get them
    >> to update. The drivers on the CD that came with the mobo are later than
    >> ones the Windows installer installed, and I have downloaded later ones
    >> still from Asus, but Device Manager insists that I have the latest ones.
    >>
    >> Any suggestions?


    > Set SATA1-4 to AHCI.
    > Set SATA5-6 to IDE.
    > Connect disk to SATA5.
    > Boot to Windows.
    > Install AHCI driver.
    > Connect disk to SATA1.
    > Boot to Windows.


    Worked like a charm. Thanks.

    However, I'm still wondering why it won't update the drivers.

    Perce
     

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