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ACHI to IDE

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February 7, 2009 11:46:46 PM

When I built my system, I enabled AHCI in the BIOS and then installed the Vista HP OS. Everything has been operating fine, but I decided that I'd like to just run the system in IDE mode.... no AHCI. If I just turn off AHCI in the BIOS, will everything function OK in IDE mode or is there something else that has to be done? I'm really just looking ahead to any possible upgrades I may make either to Win 7 or getting a new mobo and then having to fool with new AHCI drivers or any other problems that might come up due to running in this mode. The PC is almost 2 yrs old.

This is my wife's PC and if I screw it up, she won't be happy.

I'm also running Ghost 12 and have a current full C drive backup available.

Intel DG965WH mobo
2- 160G Seagate SATA HD's
Vista HP 32 bit
2G Kingston PC2 6400 RAM
2 SATA opticals

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February 8, 2009 12:41:29 AM

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I decided that I'd like to just run the system in IDE mode.... no AHCI. If I just turn off AHCI in the BIOS, will everything function OK in IDE mode


Switch from AHCI to IDE in the BIOS and everything will work just fine.
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February 8, 2009 2:03:54 PM

Thanks, I just assumed this would be like trying to remove RAID 1.
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