After the second driver install, Windows does not ask for a reboot. Similar Posts Heat Stinks – Sept. I downloaded the drivers from the MSI website and unpacked them. This is usually listed in the motherboard specifications. If you get a blue screen and the system reboots during these steps, repeat them for the second controller.

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If you choose the wrong one you may find yourself unable to boot and having to reinstall your image like I did It has to have SP3. If they don’t provide the drivers at all, there isn’t much you can do. If it doesn’t work, or one isn’t provided, installing a driver manually may be necessary.

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

Select “” based system and you’re good to go. Ixh10 in Vista and later allow loading drivers from other types of media, including USB and optical drives. Andrea 1, 3 13 Extract this to get the 2 files iaAHCI.


Then I manually installed the INF file using: Message 3 of Select Uch10 from a list or specific location Advanced. I already know that I can achieve this reinstalling the whole OS. It should only take 5 mins to do once you identify your driver. Apparently this does not work. What is the specific chipset of the driver? My method is based on this blog post so its author is the one that deserves most credit.

Now build the iso and then burn it to an empty cd. If you install CPU Z cpuid which you can google, on the mainboard it will tell you the southbridge version. According to the motherboard manual, it is also the one to choose for Windows Vista 32bit.

I have exactly the same problem as Zarberg. Although I’m not sure, it might improve performance. The controller is often part of the chipset.


The generic AHCI driver can be enabled with two quick, easy registry modifications. However, you want to add the driver to an existing installation.

I’ll start with why you cannot use AHCI mode without modification. Click Have Disk How is this different from the accepted answer? Windows XP supports native mode so I enabled it.


– Windows XP and AHCI on the ICH10 chipset

For Intel, it should be manually extracted from the installer package. If not, is there a way to install it doing a partial repair using Windows disk? Message 6 of They are generally not interchangeable.

I wanted to set my computer up with dual booting ability for Windows and Linux without having ichh10 switch my BIOS settings each time. However, it was still not present at boot and resulted in BSOD. It took no more than 10 minutes.

INF files and it won’t let you browse to subfolders. All forum topics Previous Topic Next Topic.

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