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GA-P35C-DS3R: Can't get AHCI to work under WinXP

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Last response: in Motherboards
October 20, 2007 9:32:03 AM

I knon WinXP and AHCI don't jibe very well. When I have the AHCI enabled in the BIOS the WinXP boot crashes with a blue screen of death and the machine loops back into reboot. All guides to solve the problem concntrate on how to get the ICH9 drivers installed on WinXP. However I seem to have done that already:
I remember I installed all kinds of drivers from the CD that came with my mobo right after I assembled my machine.
Still the WinXP seems to act as if the drivers were not there.
Another thing: during boot the BIOS goes into some SATA drive recognition routine which ends with a messge stating something like: "No driver was found".
So what can I do to get the darn WinXP to boot with AHCI enabled?

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October 24, 2007 6:23:41 AM

you have to install the ahci drivers when you load windows when it says press f6 to install 3rd party drivers.
October 24, 2007 7:11:12 AM

Yeah, it is going to require starting from square one. Load the drivers as silverhw said then load XP.
October 24, 2007 8:58:51 AM

I didn't ask, why do you want AHCI? Are you running RAID, or do you want hot swap or NCQ for some reason? If not then run the drive in IDE.