Why Install fails when AHCI is selected to install Win 7 Tags: install ahci usb bootable Windows 7 Last response: May 11, 2013 2:28 AM in Windows 7 Share hasbriale May 9, 2013 10:33:00 PM Hi, There are a few thing that have recently puzzled me over the course of installing Win 7 on my Acer Netbook. The BIOS has Sata Controller as AHCI (default) and IDE. Many say install is quick with AHCI. But all I got was a quick Blue Screen and aborted install. Why? Secondly. My initial Win 7 install was from hard drive and it took 3 hours to install. Second attempt with a formatted C: drive and clean install took 12 hours and it failed as install got somehow aborted. I am back to square 1.. Here is what I have.. Machine: Acer Aspire One D270 Netbook USB: Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16 GB (Bootable with Win7).. C: drive ready to be formatted. How to proceed and have Win 7 installed with minimum time and speed..? I have 48 hours of spare time (2 days). I have been pretty patient since it all went horribly wrong on May 1. Objective here is to test if hard drive is safe and has no issues with data transfer and speed. If there is, ready to have it replaced. Just need to have Win 7 installed. Appreciate the suggestions. Thanks! More about : install fails ahci selected install win profkefah May 11, 2013 2:28:56 AM download the ahci driver for your computer rfrom this link http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/AHCI/AHC... then obey the instruction came with it to install it with your windows 7 cd m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedI couldn't install Win 7 to SSD in AHCI mode, can i go with IDE mode safely? Forum Solvedenabling ahci during win7 install Forum SolvedHow to get AHCI SSD Win 7 install to recognize some HHDs with data Forum SolvedWin 7 x64 Pro install fails on HP Folio 13 laptop Forum SolvedWin7 install fails at 75% Forum RR 2720SGL install problem Win7x64 (AHCI) GA-Z68XP-UD3P - BSOD Help! Forum LG BH14 Internal Blu-ray Disc rewriter fails in win 7 install Forum What if pc fails after win 7 install Forum Win 7 fails to install Forum SolvedWin7 Install Fail: A required CD/DVD driver is missing REVISITED Forum SolvedCant install windows 7? It says "The selected disk is of the GPT partition style" I cant boot my computer now. Forum SolvedSluggish performance in AHCI mode after SSD install and fresh W7 install Forum PX-256M3 AHCI problem with Win7 installation Forum win7 updates kb2871997 and kb2800095 install but fail on restart Forum SolvedWin 7 failes to install on newly build PC Forum Issues with AHCI after Win 7 Pro 64 installation on SSD.... Forum SolvedInstall of new SSD and switch to AHCI Caused Hard Drive to Stop Appearing in Windows 7 Forum HD 7770 installed, drivers installed, system rebooted. Win 7 fails to load - freezes with black screen how can i solve it Forum Solvedwhy i can't see the drive in which i have installed win8 from win7 Forum failed clean win7 install on ssd Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !