Last edited by kent; at I still can’t get it to work tho. Need help with final selection Firedogut , Dec 15, , in forum: I tried to do a archnois restore for my other setup into it and it keep hanging during restore. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Again, this does NOT install anything. I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron Laptop that came preloaded with Windows 7.

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No problems leaving it as ATA, just supposed to be a bit faster on data transfer speeds.

I guess this can be a a backup plan MrCrawdad: Does anyone else know anything that can help? What exactly do i need to do in the storage controller? The guy who typed these instructions up is aahci friggin genius.

ApostateTapir Dec 6, MrCrawdadJul 13, You have three options at this point: Do you already have an account? I noticed an increased boot time on my X38 board since there depl an extra window in which all the SATA devices get recognized, but no difference on my X board that doesn’t have a separate AHCI bootup window.


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Good luck, I know this works because I used this method on my desktop in my signature to udate the drivers as well. You can use a program like nLite to help you. It basically runs your Windows XP apps in a virtual machine.

Kent you are a genius! I would suggest you either fiddle around with it if you are feeling braveor just use regular ATA mode for your hard drive.

SATA harddrive running in AHCI or ATA mode. any difference?

Point x;s to C: I have no idea what the Flash Cahce does of it really do anything under Winxp. I got it all working already. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.

TusinJul 11, Again, this does NOT install anything. Dell does not offer this driver but it is an Intell chip after all.

I’m an idiot and I need help ApostateTapirDec 6,in forum: I still can’t get it to work tho. Only downside is that you will have to reinstall XP.


Yupe finally got my after 3.

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It is very very easy to do. Sorry I dont understand.

Thanks for the advice but i want to try and do it without reinstalling win eell. Here’s how I did it taken from this post: Just google it, also there is a good guide buried somewhere on here.

Need help switching back to ahci on XPS M1530

Strangely I am using some software that was not stable with with Windows Vista and is not yet supported with Cps 7. You’ll probably notice a small performance boost by turning it on.

You may have to register before you can post: I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers. Originally Posted by rimmerchant.