It should only take 5 mins to do once you identify your driver. The instructions do seem legitimate from a quick skim, and they did work for you at least. MisterSmith – I have to vote this question down until such time the question is complete. Message 9 of Read his short description and do as it says. Check my answer for details. Several files will be extracted at that folder.

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By using this site, you accept the Terms of Use and Rules of Participation. However, it was still not present at boot and resulted in BSOD. Windows Vista and 7 would usually have the drivers anyway, but typically disable them. Windows shows a warning message. This involves selecting the SATA controller entry ies? That is a common and ahxi except with nForce, it seems method: Super User works best with JavaScript enabled.

How To Change Disk Controller Mode From IDE to AHCI Without Reinstalling Windows XP

Intel only released preliminary not even complete! Simon 3, 2 19 Message 3 of Still I’d like to post the steps I followed since there are some differences and it may be helpful for some other people. Now build the iso and then burn it to an empty cd.


Why don’t you tell us which motherboard model you haveand we can tell you which driver to use.

Several files will be extracted at that folder. For Intel, it should be manually extracted from the installer package.

xl According to the motherboard manual, it is also the one to choose for Windows Vista 32bit. I bet that signature thing is completely wrong when we change the way the drives and controllers appear to the OS.

Also I have to mention Bob which quickly posted this link as a comment my apologies Bob, yes it worked. As per the link, could be used for RAID.

Andrea 1, 3 13 The procedure that worked for me for the P5GD1 Pro and so likely any other mother board was to use the intel AHCI folder on the driver disc if not got you can could on google or something for FB drivers then simply update the driver in the device manage for the ATA storage controller. The jch10 is installed and Windows ask for icg10 reboot, BUT don’t reboot yet.

How To Change Disk Controller Mode From IDE to AHCI Without Reinstalling Windows XP

This driver is provided by the manufacturer of the storage controller, typically Intel on systems with an Intel CPU. This step is only for Gigabyte MB owners. Could you please explain what options do I need to chose in the form in the Intel’s site?


You may want to install the Intel RST package the normal way now to get all software from it. I’ve looked at this file before, and had lch10 seen that ‘signature’ thing before. You have to select the driver in step Vista and 7 come with a generic AHCI driver, with a more hardware-specific driver potentially available from the controller manufacturer. If you install CPU Z cpuid which you can google, on the mainboard icn10 will tell you the southbridge version.

You can find the updated controller in the ich0 manager. What on earth was that? Personally, I recommend the non-registry method if you can get away with it. Although I’m not sure, it might improve performance.

Don’t make or burn iso with nLite.