Forum discussion tagged with ahci.
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    Question Windows 10 won't boot on AHCI without first switching to IDE on BIOS, then back to AHCI

    Please I need someone to save me because this is making me go insane. (I'm using Windows 10 Pro 21H1) I'm no computer expert but recently a friend suggested I buy an SSD and install my OS on it to improve my PC's performance. He works in tech so he helped me set everything up by sending me the...
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    Question Windows 11 Installation - AHCI v Intel RST

    I'm experiencing a perplexing installation issue with Windows 11 that I am hoping someone can help me with. I am installing a fresh copy of Windows 11 using a bootable USB. If I set my Bios to AHCI, the Windows 11 installation immediately hangs after the initial loading screen. I am faced with...
  3. elien90

    [SOLVED] SSD not recognized in Device Manager or Disk Management

    Hello… I have a Crucial MX500 2.5 SSD and I wanted to install it as a second storage. It’s 1tb. I know that my motherboard is compatible with it, I tried every sata port, it appears without any trouble in BIOS in any sata port. When I want to initialize it it doesn’t appear in Device manager nor...
  4. Guedila

    Question Black screen issue due to RAID mode in bios

    Hello, After a failed overcloacking, my pc began showing black screen after i login on windows. I searched what is the problem but didnt find anything so i messed up with my bios.I changed the chipset mode from AHCI to RAID. After that, the black screen was gone but the pc didnt recognize my...
  5. i-am-L

    Question Samsung PM830 SATA SSD showing up as ROM MODE (0.0GB) in BIOS

    I have a nearly 4-year-old Samsung PM830 SATA SSD which sometimes gets detected normally, boots up, and works totally fine. Other times it is not detected which is when I checked the BIOS to see this detected as ROM MODE (0.0GB). It won't happen midway if the SSD is successfully detected. I...
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    Question SSD freezes multiple times

    my specs: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16 Ghz Dolgix 8GB (2*4GB) DDR3 RAM 1333MHz Asus NVIDIA GeForce 210 512 MB DDR3 Graphics Card 480 ggb SSD Adata ZEB-G41-D3, LGA 775 Socket Zebronics ZEB450W PSU Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit OS I have two disk drives; 1. ADATA SU650 ATA Device 480 ggb 2. WD...
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    Question Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53 SATA BOOT - AHCI

    When I did a clean installation of windows, I booted it up with ACHI. Later on I did a repair install when I had an update error and believe I also booted it with ACHI. However, when I went into UEFI settings and put everything to default, I noticed my computer would have a startup repair loop...
  8. [SOLVED] SSD in Optical bay is recognized as USD device (speeds are terrible)

    HP 15-db0186au SSD used : Crucial BX500 120GB Removed my optical bay to add this SSD with a caddy bay Tested the caddy and the SSD with another system/laptop, they are working fine. I think the problem is either with my BIOS or with my SATA / AHCI Controller. Please help I am purely...
  9. Big_Fhungus

    Question "No device found AHCI BIOS not installed" but pc still boots to windows 10

    Hello, i heard that switching my ssd mode from IDE to AHCI mode in the bios would make it run faster. So i changed the setting to ahci and everything works fine but on boot i get the "No device found AHCI BIOS not installed", then my pc proceeds to boot to windows 10 and everything works fine, i...
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    [SOLVED] No bootable devices despite SSD connected (Asus B460-G ROG Strix - Samsung 860 QVO 1TB)

    Hi looking for some guidance and been trawling previous posts ref. the same topic and found no resolution based on two key factors. As a brief preface the SSD I am trying to use as a boot was previously the boot drive in the older system, has my files on it & I don't have a spare to backup...
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    [SOLVED] Windows ONLY Boots With AHCI Enabled, Not Intel RST

    On a Razer Blade 15 2019 Advanced, I upgradedfrom a 512 gig Samsung 970 EVO to a Mushkin Enhanced Pilot-E 2 tb drive. I cloned the 512 gig drive to the 2tb drive, adjusting partitions as necessary, and after many many attempts and curse words, I finally got windows booting and booting...
  12. Netphish

    [SOLVED] Upgraded HDD in Laptop very slow

    I upgraded my 2nd gen i5-2410M Win7 laptop with a 2TB Seagate Firecuda 6GB/s 5400 Hybrid SATA drive. Loaded a clean install of Win10 along with a Partition for Ubuntu. Disk usage pegs at 100% for nearly everything I do. Ran CrystalDiskMark and I'm only getting between 50-60 MB/s read/write on...
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    [SOLVED] when and how should i install my chipset drivers and sata drivers during clean installing windows 10 on my new ssd?

    hi, my cpu i5-4670k, gpu - zotac 1050ti mini, mobo- gigabyte z87x-ud3h, bios version F10b, psu corsair cs650m , ram 4x4gb @1600 mhz, MX 500 500gb ssd, WD 1TB sata internal hdd, AHCI,windows10, that's ssd is brand new and i wanna clean install my windows 10 on that ssd. My pendrive has windows 10...
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    [SOLVED] Sudden BSODs unless I switch to AHCI, and audio no longer working

    First off, thank you to this community for being so helpful! Existing posts helped me solve a number of computer issues, but this one has me confounded. I have a Dell G7 17 7790 with one HDD and an upgraded SSD which I installed half a year ago. Everything was fine, until yesterday when I...
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    Question Worse performance after ssd install and fresh windows install

    I have a dell inspiron 7567 Specs: intel core i7-7700HQ 8gb ram kingston 1050ti The laptop is 2 years old and hasn't had a thermal paste change, so that's probably one of the reasons the performance has turned to crap. But yesterday I put in an m.2 nvme 512GB SSD and everything was fine. When...
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    [SOLVED] should i clean install or clone windows to my new ssd and how?

    hi, my cpu i5-4670k, gpu - 1050ti, mobo- gigabyte z87x-ud3h, bios version F10b, psu corsair cs650 , ram 4x4gb @1600 mhz, windows10. i have a 1 tb sata hdd, now i have decided to add a 500gb sata ssd. i will run windows and games on that ssd. my old hdd have 3 paritions - drive c,d, and e...
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    [SOLVED] what should i chose raid or ahci or something else for 1 sata ssd + 1 hdd system?

    hi, my cpu i5-4670k, gpu - 1050ti, mobo- gigabyte z87x-ud3h, bios version F10b, psu corsair cs650 , ram 4x4gb @1600 mhz, windows10. i have a 1 tb sata hdd, now i have decided to add a 500gb sata ssd. i will run windows and games on that ssd. i never used ssd before. for best performance what...
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    Question Upgraded SSD; now motherboard appears to be dead

    This is an odd situation that crosses topics (storage, motherboards, general strangeness) and I'd appreciate some ideas. Yesterday I fitted a new SSD (primary drive) to my desktop - it's a Samsung 860 EVO. I swapped out the old SSD and used the same SATA and drive power cable. Initially things...
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    Question Is my HDD failing?

    The hard-drive is an 8TB SeaGate. Some background: I had a thing called Intel Optane which, when it worked, it worked great. It's basically a little PCI memory stick that attaches itself to the HDD in a RAID setup to increase its speed to those comparable to an SSD. But anyway, in January the...
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    [SOLVED] Can I attach a disk to my PC and not lose the data on it?

    Hi guys, I have currently 2 WD Black hard drives in my PC, not in a RAID configuration. Windows is installed on one, on the other there is just files such as photos, MS word files etc. I want to install fresh Windows on a new SSD drive and attach my 2 Hard drives but not lose any of their data...
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    Question Switched AHCI to RAID

    I was installing an ssd into my pc and it wasn’t being recognized in the bios so while being frustrated started messing with settings and stupidly changed the sata mode from AHCI to RAID when windows was installed on my hdd through AHCI. Now windows won’t start even in safe mode and the recovery...
  22. saifraja


    So i just bought an ssd ofr Rs 4100 to give a new life to my old pc .But only saw slight improvement as oppose to the reviews online. I did some googling to speed up my ssd and downloaded samsung magician software in which trim is activated but AHCI is shown deactivated. Did some googling again...
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    [SOLVED] NVME SSD only working in RAID?

    Hi guys, I just recently built my first PC, however I had the longest time trying to get it to work. So in the beginning when I first booted my PC, it would be stuck at the ASUS logo screen, with press del / F2 to enter BIOS screen. - pressing the buttons did not let me enter BIOS and I was...
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    [SOLVED] ASUS B450 F no sata ports detected, no drives showing up?

    Hi Everyone, So here is the breakdown, I am going to keep this as simple as possible. I am helping out a friend with a build that I did a while ago and essentially is now a new build. The first build I did for him just randomly crapped out after two years, literally would not boot. Still not...
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    [SOLVED] Suddenly unable to boot to M.2 raid 0

    Hello all, Yesterday I was using my PC just fine. Today I wanted to boot it up again like normal but now it suddenly said there was no boot option available. Then I go into the bios and see that no M.2 card is being recognized. I go to the advanced tabs and do see under Intel Rapid Storage...
  26. captaincharisma

    [SOLVED] do modern mechanical HDD's require AHCI support

    hello, I am helping someone replace a failing hard drive in their old computer. the computer is a Q6600 build and has an asus P5n-w SLI motherbord with 4GB of DDR2 ram. at first they wanted to replace it with an SSD drive but the SSD never gets detected in the BIOS and after reasearching on...
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    Question hard disk 500 gb problem

    hi , i would share my problem with you guys maybe i got the solution , so i have a second hard disk western digital 500 gb when i put it in the first time it work normaly but when i try to delete some folder in the hard , the hard disk want work again it show me in the dsk management : disk...
  28. Jornmulder

    [SOLVED] Drivers, ide/sata/ata/atapi/ahci from 2017 don't work !!! from 2006 do work

    i have a problem, my pc is rebooting all the time and try to fix reapir etc and hang's and does not want to start win10. it's the new drivers for ide/sata/ahci from 2017 ! the one's from 2006 worked fine... I found out that if i update pc with driver booster from iobit, it finds new...
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    [SOLVED] Both SSD and HDD showing up as Removeable drives.

    I used to have 2 HDDs. 1st :- 250GB (boot drive) 2nd:- 1 TB (secondary drive) Recently I replaced my 250 GB HDD with Samsung 860 EVO 250 GB as a boot drive. Before installing windows, I disconnected my both HDDs and switched from IDE to AHCI in bios. After successfully installing windows, I...
  30. LilZpai

    [SOLVED] Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R stuck on "Loading Operating System . . ." (AHCI?)

    I recently built an older computer and have been trying to get Windows booting for a couple of days now. First of all, I ran into the problem that I couldn't install Windows onto the disk because "This computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk." I tried creating a thread for that...
  31. Mi7even

    Question very slower than advertised SSD , tried most of things you may think about

    Hello all i have X79 UD3 Gigabyte board , with i7 3930K , 16GB of 1600MHZ ram and Thermaltake SE 730W PSU , on windows 10 (1903) bought Liteon MU2 SSD (Rated with over 500 MB Read and write speed) and someone who purchased it from same place gave me it's benchmarks and it was functioning as...
  32. Kevin Kalash

    Question AHCI OR RAID?

    Hello, today I wanted to see something in the bios of my pc and I found out that I could choose between ahci or raid. I was wondering which would be better for my pc? My pc: https://progear.no/produkt/progear-kratos-themaltake-p3/
  33. reapergr

    Question Inaccessible Boot Device

    Greetings! I just got a new PC Case and moved all my hardware. Turned it on and got "Inaccessible Boot Device" error. Changed the boot device to my HDD, which showed up on the Bios. Reset, and got only a blinking cursor on the top left of my black screen. After reading solutions on the forum...
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    Question Best way to setup disks

    Hi, I have setup a PC based on a Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wifi + 2700X. I have the following disk attached: 500GB Samsung nvme disk on m2.1 Sata0: Samsung 250gb ssd Sata1: Samsung 250gb ssd Sata4: WD RED 3TB Sata5: WD RED 3TB Obviously the two WD disk are for storage / backup. Any...
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    Question Can I run Intel RST and SRT with 2 SSDs (NO HDD)? Want to improve performance!

    I only have 2 SSDs, and I would like to run Intel Rapid Storage Technology in conjunction with Smart Response Technology. Can I do this to improve performance? I do not have an HDD. It takes my computer over 1 minute to boot up. I would like to reduce this time, as well as improve performance...
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    Which ram for my new MSI x470 Gaming Pro Carbon?

    MSI board with a Ryzen 7 2700x. I picked up some G.skill F4-2933C14D-32GTZRX but I cant find anywhere if it will work well with my mobo.
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    [SOLVED] Can I add a new graphics card and CPU to my Dell Inspiron 620?

    Helo, I have a regular dell inspiron 620 pc and I want to play minecraft on it but it can barely play minecraft at all low settings so i was wondering if i can install an RX 560 2GB & an intel pentium G4560.... i just wanna play on a server with some mods at a reasonable framerate
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    Best Budget MATX Motherboard Under £60? (Choose it for me!)

    Hi all, Recently purchased Asrock AB350m motherboard from Amazon, but they came with 1 standoff screw each lol. Might as well take the time to post and ask the community, what is the best budget motherboard I can buy for under £60? My main focus is on longevity, and I've heard good stuff about...
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    Deepcool Gamer Storm New Ark 90 Review: Design Favors Looks Over Function

    Does DeepCool’s integrated-CLC case provide the performance and features to match its elegant appearance and high price? Deepcool Gamer Storm New Ark 90 Review: Design Favors Looks Over Function : Read more
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    Upgrade CPU + Mobo or GPU

    Hi all, As the title said. I'm a little bit confuse right now. My gaming rig is old, and I'm thinking for upgrade. But my budget is limited. So I'm thinking about partial upgrade. The problem is, I don't know which part that should I upgrade first That said, my rig parts is : CPU : A10 5800K...