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A very quick AHCI question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by silkstone, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. silkstone

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    After enabling the AHCI driver in vista and bios (Changing from IDE), does it normally thrash your hard disk on the first boot and take a long time to load? (5mins with a blank screen i consider to be a long time)
     
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    No, it shouldn't do that. Do you actually get to desktop? Do you get any blue screens?

    Under Vista you might have to do a registry tweak before going from IDE to AHCI.

    Here is the link that explains what needs to be done:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976

    Also, if you are running AHCI+RAID setup, there might be another registry tweak you might need to do.
     
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    I did the registry tweak in the article before switching to ahci in bios, no errors just a blank screen with loads of activity.
    I've had to change from IDE to AHCI once before but i can't remember if i had a long wait on first boot.
     
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    I would not just switch like that, i would do a fresh install using the AHCI from the start.
     
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    you have to enable ahci first before you install the os
    there is a vista tweak but i couldnt get it to work

    shouldnt do that switch back to ide and see if its normal again
     

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