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The problem with AHCI for operating system installation

Q: The problem with AHCI for operating system installation

Good afternoon! I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6101er laptop , and when you remove the system error is not possible , says something about ACHI , but the BIOS settings ASHI no parameters , so there is no POSSIBILITY to install the operating reference system on the computer. Help, or give driver model on the laptop motherboard .

Preferred Solution: The problem with AHCI for operating system installation

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: The problem with AHCI for operating system installation

Having a little trouble following what you are trying to do. The storage controller is set to ahci by default and cannot be changed from that to anything else. What operating system are you trying to install and where in the process do you see the error?

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Hi, my computer crashed last night and when I have tried to switch it on since it gives me the above message.

I have tried entering setup by pressing F2 and changing the hard disk to be the primary boot device, but the same thing occurs.

I have created a Windows 7 32-Bit recovery disk by downloading the iso file on my dad's pc and burning that to a dvd. I am able to load this, but

when it first starts up it has a table supposed to list operating systems but it is blank and I cannor select anything. It says if my operating system isn't listed, "click load drivers and install drivers for your hard disks" but I don't know where on earth these are located and neither does google seem to.

then working through the option on the menu:

-if I click start-up repair it tells me "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically"

-if I click system restore I get an error message saying I must specify which windows installation to restore

-if I click system image recover it gives me an error message saying "windows cannot find a system image on this computer" and if I try to select one none appear.
Any idea of what I can do now?


A:Boot from AHCI CD-Rom: Operating System Not Found

Oh and also on the startup repair diagnosis and details it says amongst other things "Root cause found: MBR is corrupt". Sounds ominous.

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This happened last night when general browsing on chrome then computer crashed on restart this error occured I tryed f2 and changing boot priority but same message, any suggestions?
using: samsung laptop rv510

A:Boot from AHCI CD-Rom: Operating System Not Found

Mod Edit:  Please...do not make such posts, it does nothing to speed up the process of some member responding to your topic - Hamluis.

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I've had some problems with drivers after installing Win 7. Got all that fixed and had a problem getting the pc switched on. Changed WOL settings and it seemed better, but I was getting a checksum error.

I then found this thread-
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista

I followed instructions, but now after restarting it is a black screen and stuck with-


A:new Win 7 install enable AHCI - Missing operating system

By pure chance I hit F12 to see if I could get SAFE MODE but it came up with option to boot from CD / HD etc.

I chose HD and then it gave me options from USB3 or something with a long sequence of numbers. I guessed that was my hard drive. It now started Windows.

I guess that is the boot sequence?

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i have hp pavillion laptop with windows 7 installed in it...
i also want to install ubuntu...how to do it???

A:installation of two operating system

Run the Ubuntu live CD and install. As part of the instalation it will detect the existing Windows (NTFS) partition. You can resize to what you need and Ubuntu will install in the remaining space.

On reboot you will have the 'Grub' loader which you will be able to select which OS to boot from.

As a precaution, I would back up all your windows files and or do an image first.

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HI guys,

I have a XP PC but unfortuately due to persistent son who create a user name and password that cannot be cracked.....
When the system is switch on it comes up with user name and password...can I re-install as I have the installation discs...my question is do I insert the CD's and a window appears asking me for additional options ..I know in doing so it will erase any existing files...is it as easy as that....

Thanks in advance...


A:RE-Installation of Operating system

Hi Mstevo

Put the windows disk in pc, restart pc and the windows installation will begin. Follow steps to install. You will be given the option choose a drive to load windows to. Here choose the drive you want, and press enter (i think, but wil tell you) then choose format (not quick but full, but i doint think it says full. Just clik the one that dont say quick). This will then take about 40 mins from here.

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I got a brand new hard drive for my HP Pavilion ze4500 laptop and tried installing Windows with the CD drive. The CD fails to load and I get this weird error message: PXE-E61 media something failure, check cable. I would think that the CD drive is busted, but then why check a cable on an internal drive? I guess I could try to install from the LAN and use someone elses computer, but all my friends use macs. I am sad.

A:operating system installation failure

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I have been satisfied with the performance of my windows 7 Pro. 64 bit OS that was installed in my desktop PC until I became yet another victim of the ever increasing crime in our country when my PC and all ancillaries were stolen from my office in my absence.
In order to enable me to cope in the short term, my sister-in-law kindly donated on of her redundant PC's to me. This is an Acer Veriton X270 which has windows 8.1 installed.

Obviously I intend installing a new O.S. as the installed one is licensed to my sister.
I have however made use of the machine with her permission and quite frankly dislike windows 8.1 which appears to be great for smart phones etc. But I prefer Windows 7 and can still acquire software which I am aware is no longer supported by MS why I don't know as is the case with windows XP another outstanding product that served me well for years.
Anyway the point that I wish to make is that I have replaced the existing 320 Gig HDD with a new 1 Tb unit and intend installing Windows 7 Pro. 64 bit OS.
I understand that windows OEM and DSP systems identifies with the PC by marking (engraving) the I.D. onto the PC mobo, therefore dedicating itself to the PC only and therefore the DVD cannot be for any other PC installations.

MY concern is of similar vein, namely with the mobo already marked with an OS is there any posibility that it will not permit the installation of new operating system?
My apologies for the length of this topic.

A:New operating system installation concern

You can install Windows 7, may need to change a BIOS setting or two. The installation media is supposed to work too, but you will need a proper license key for Windows 7 Pro (bit-ness doesn't matter). Your previous OEM key won't work on new PC as far as I know.

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Can i create Backup of window xp operating system without the service disk, from my utility backup?

A:Can I create Operating System Xp Backup with out installation CD's?


Can i create Backup of window XP... from my utility backup?

We don't know what is on your Utility Backup, but we assume it is not a copy of an XP CD? Which would be the only way to do it. So, no you can't. You can Clone your current HDD setup to another drive and if this HDD goes belly up, then you can restore your Cloned copy to a new HDD. This will only work on this computer, as restoring it on another computer would not have the same drivers, chipset and motherboard drivers installed in your clone.

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Hi, I have a problem that will damage the hard drive of my laptop and buy a new disk but at the time of installing it does not start the installation I read that you have to disable the security boot but I do not find it in the bios options my laptop is hp Pavilion dm4-1265dx that I must do to let me install my w7 operating system.

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Great Tutorial Carsey, but it doesn't work for me. I've tried this.

At setup, I don't get the option to "setup windows now". All I get is "press R for repair" and "press F11? for restore"

I've booted from the recovery partition d, from the disks - I have a Recovery Disk and an Operating System Disk.

I've gone into disk management to try to partition drive c, but the partition button is not available. I've right clicked drive c - no partition available. No unallocated space shows either.

I'm running Winxp Media Center SP2.

All I want to do is have a partition for the op.s. 1 for business, 1 for personal.

Is there any way to work around this?
Thanks in advance.

A:Repartitioning an OEM installation of XP using the recovery/operating system CD

Hi 316lvm

I've split your post since we prefer to keep one thread per user/problem to prevent confusion.

Related thread :

Carsey's tutorial works fine with any retail CD's but some OEM CD's will limit your reinstallation options. What's the brand and model of your computer ?

If I understood well you'd like two versions of the operating system on two separated partitions ?

You can repartition the drive with programs like partition logic. Just make sure you backed up all your valuable data first as I've seen too many cases of a screwed up operating system when an error happens during the process. It's recommended that you run chkdsk /R and defrag the drive beforehands.

If you want to install 2 different versions of the operating system on one computer I believe that according to XP's OEM EULA you'll need to buy an additional license. I'm not sure that the recovery disk will allow you to reinstall XP on a second partition, better wait for someone else's advice about this. If you have to use a retail XP CD to do so you'll need to track down all the proper drivers for your hardware. If the sata controller's drivers are not included on the CD the installation may not be able to detect your hard drive.

I believe the easiest solution for you would be to use 2 different user accounts for business and personal stuff.

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Hey, guys!I currently have a computer that a friend had given me that has XP 2002 with service pack 2 and MS Office 2003 installed on it. My problem is that I do not have any installation disks for it in case something bad should happen (virus or otherwise). And now I have heard about MS discontinuing support for XP. Quote: On April 8,2008 Microsoft Corp has announced it will end sales of XP Operating System (OS) on June 30,2008. the XP system began it's existence in October of 2001. Essentially this is a five month extension from the previous date of expiration.XP will no longer be available in stores or as a preinstalled OS after that date. I'm certain as with all the older OS's you will still be able to find some available. But it will be gone and have yielded to Vista. Not a thrill to me personally. The super low cost line of PC's will still have it for two more years. The models such as the Asus Eee PC and Intel Classmate PC will have XP Home.System builders or small companies that build PC's from scratch can still buy until Jan. 31, 2009. Product support, including security updates, for mainstream users of Windows XP continues until April 2009.ReutersWhat are my options here? I have been scouting around for an XP operating system for sale but I am not sure what keywords I should look for. Best advice please.Thanks everyone,Aunt Na

A:Do Not Have Original Installation Disks For Xp Operating System.

OEM versions of XP are available for sale at any number of authorized vendors, such as:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...2&CatId=672http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116056Either one of these would do, IMO.[post=""]Availability of Windows XP Thru Jan 2009[/post]Updated info: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=12618Louis

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My computer recently crashed and I installed Windows Vista business over an existing Windows XP partition. I could not upgrade it simply because the partition i had in XP was hidden and I could not unhide it because explorer.exe was missing. So I installed a fresh OS and now I want to recover my programs. The fresh installation saved all of my old program files. I tried to recover Microsoft Office but then I got an error message when trying to execute Microsoft word : "the operating system is not currently configured to run this application".

Is there a way I can still use my old programs or will all of them be unable to work on the new OS?

A:Recover programs from fresh installation of operating system

No, sorry. You will have to re-install.

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my laptop with xp died, and i bought a new laptop with win7. my favorite home video editing program, pinnacle 7, says the following when trying to install: "This installation does not support your operating system."

Is there nothing I can do to use this software now?

A:Solved: Help please, my software Installation does not support my operating system (w

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Hello all,

First of, I like to introduce myself as I am new on this forum.

I'm an IT proffesional, currently going learning for my Configuring Windows 7.

I used windows 7 since the first beta came out, and I must say, I never was dissapointed by it.
But because I am learning I am trying to get all the computers here running windows 7, and I have a computer in my office wich I am trying to install it on.

There are a few problems thoug:

The computer only has a CDrom player, and cannot boot from a usb device.
When I first got it, windows XP was installed, and it only had 750 mb of memory. Stupid as I was, I decided to give it a try anyway installing windows 7 from inside Windows XP using an external DVD player connected with USB.

This failed, and gave me lots of error so I tried the next step.

As It cannot find a network share I had to instal windows PE on a CDrom and from there I could acces my extrernal HDD where I had a clean copy of windows 7 on as INSTALL.wim. I cleaned everything, and created everything from scratch with succes. Image X worked, and BCDboot worked. So it seemed to go great.

After restarting my system, it still will only give me, Missing operating system.

I tried to search on the internet but couldn't really find something related to my problem.

In the bios it says I can start from IDE CD-rom device, Diskette drive, Hard-Disk Drive c:, Integrated NIC (Disabled)

I bought some different memory and I am now at 1.5 mb DDR
It is an Intel Pentium 4 pr... Read more

A:Windows 7 installation: Missing operating system after using imagex.

First try writing the ISO to flash stick using this tool with Win7 in the dropdown: Universal USB Installer – Easy as 1 2 3 then boot it under USB, Removable or HD's - however it shows up once it's bootable and plugged in and you access the BIOS setup Boot Menu or one-time BIOS Boot Selection menu.

If it truly can't boot USB (very rare) then boot the Win7 Repair CD, mark SysREserved partition Active if it isn't already: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Then run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times to correctly write the System boot files to the SysReserved (preferred) partition.

If this fails, change the Active flag to Win7 partition itself, try repairs again to see if it will start on its own.

You can also mark Active and see a picture of which is currently System Drive using free Partition Wizard bootable CD - the most valuable tool we use here to help thousands of users. After marking Active, click on the HD to highlight it, then from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR which may preclude the need to run Startup Repair.

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Hi there, The hard drive in my IdeaCentre Q Series 150 failed last week.  I purchased an SSD for a replacement.  When installing Windows 7 back on the SSD, I get an error when installing with Disk 2 saying Lenovo Total Recovery - Operating System installation error.  Is there something in the BIOS that needs to be changed?  What else could I look at? Thanks,Ryan.


Go to Solution.

A:Lenovo Total Recovery Operating System installation error - SSD

did you make the discs yourself or are they from lenovo?

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Firstly I should say that I am primarily a mac user, and it is not my laptop I am posting about. Although I am reasonably knowledgable about Windows, I haven't used it since XP, about four years ago, and so am pretty rusty.

Basically, my girlfriends computer randomly turned off about a week ago, she assumed it was a dead battery, plugged it in, and then when it turned back on it wouldn't boot displaying error message: missing operating system.

As it is a Dell laptop it didn't come with any installation discs, and I totally forgot to even make a repair disc when we got the laptop. I managed to get hold of a Windows 7 Installation Disc and license key for Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit through my university. I think the laptop was previously running Windows 7 Home Premium, but that's all I know, and I'm not entirely sure of that fact.

Anyway, burnt the .iso to disc and have tried to boot several times from DVD Drive. The laptop loads the files from the DVD fine, and gets as far as the "Starting Windows" screen, where it seems to get stuck for a few minutes, until it becomes a black screen with just a cursor (the cursor still moves). This also happens with an 64 bit repair DVD I also managed to get hold of.

Any ideas on what I should or can do next?


A:Missing Operating System - Booting from installation disc doesn't work

Welcome To Windows Seven Forums.

Please have a look at this excellent tutorial.

Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot

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Hi, I've been having some long-standing computer issues since making a few upgrades. In short, my new SSD and AHCI driver seem to be the root of the cause.

I recently had a BSoD about a day after updating to the latest chipset (including AHCI driver!) Any insight into the crash dump (attached) would be greatly appreciated!

Below is the link to the other thread I started a few days ago, with more details of the history of the problem and what fixes I have tried. I posted a new thread in this section due to it developing into a BSoD, I hope this is ok!

Frequent system hangs, "atapi Event ID 11" in Event Viewer

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Hi there I don't know if anyone out there has had this similar problem?
I bought a new hard drive, began to install windows xp, unfortunately I hadn't realised that the power socket for the hard drive was plugged into the slave socket of my standby saver and it switched off as the setup was beginning the formatting section of the windows xp install. I rebooted the hard drive and now all that appears in an error saying "Error loading operating system" AHHHHHHHHH! I have tried to reboot with the windows disc in the hard drive and also tried installing the disc when the error message appears, NOTHING!
I have went onto a couple of other forum sites and it looks as though I may have to change the BIOS, but some others say do not do this unless all else fails
I have been directed to the techsupportforum as I have been told that if anyone knows it will be on this forum site. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help, I am at my wits end and don't know what to do now.

I forgot to mention on boot up my MSI motherboard goes through the motions them almost immediately the error message appears.

A:[SOLVED] "Error loading operating system" - New Installation

clear the drive with killdisk

then format and install


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Hi, i recently built a computer with an abit an-7 mobo,a 160gb maxtor hdd, 512mb of ram and a radeon 9250...anyway
I was booting up for the first time with the OS (winxp home) in the cdrom rom drive, everything was going peachy until it came to formatting the hard drive, it took about an hour or so but when it was complete an error came up saying that it was unsuccsessful and the disk may be damaged... i then tried a "quick format" and then the setup decided that the disk wasnt inserted into the cdrom drive, giving up i quit setup and rebooted, on the next cycle on startup a message "error loading operating system" popped up and now wont go away... what can i do to stop this, and what can i do next time to make setup sucessful.

Thanks alot, any input it much appreciated, i have found similar posts but all of them are problems happening after winxp was installed, from friends input it seems my hard drive needs to be reformatted but i cant get to it anyway, ive tried to boot dos, fdisk and maxpower from the cdrom drive but to no preveil, once again any input is really appreciated, ime a real noob and am probably missing something stupid

A:"Error Loading Operating System" - But Xp never finished installation


I would be inclined to download the diagnostic software from the maxtor site and zero the disc and check it over for faults and then use the 'install disc' option within that software and start again with XP - if the disc checks out OK that is.


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Hey all! I am pretty new to this kind of Win7 issues, so I hope some of you will be able to help. Story goes...

After few hours of gaming the computer died. (It happened right after switching keyboards.) Now, on every setup BIOS(?) comes up with list of options (F2 enter BIOS, F11 boot options, F6 Flash etc.). After that a black screen with error message comes up: Missing Operating System.

I tried rebooting from USB (since I have no disk-drive) and I keep on getting the answer: Error Loading Operating System.

Any ideas?


A:Missing Operating System/Error Loading Operating System

All unlikely, but possible - (a) your HDD died. (b) your bios became corrupted (c) your HDD boot sector became corrupted (d) your HDD partition is corrupted.

Does the drive spin up when you switch on (feel it)?
Check the bios to see if the HDD is reported correctly and is at the top of the boot order.
Find a bootable CD - an OS installer, or create Easeus partition manager bootable CD http://www.partition-tool.com/personal.htm and boot from it. What does the HDD look like with Easueus?

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I recently discovered that my system had defaulted to IDE when install Windows 7 Pro 64bit for the first time from an ASUS P6T SE.

I found that you could edit the registry to enable SATA and AHCI after the fact, so I was able to perform this. I installed the SATA drivers for JMicron controller, rebooted windows, then rebooted and enabled AHCI and SATA for the drives (WD SATA & Samsung SATA). This seemed to work correctly as I can now see my SATA drives as hotplugged (eject from taskbar). When I go into device manager, I still see a whole whack of IDE channels with the HDDs under them along with the MS AHCI driver and the JMicron Controller in Storage Controllers.

Here's, a screenshot to see if I did this correctly. Should I uninstall the IDE controllers and let Windows sort it out on reboot.. I'm a little lost at this. I don't really want to format and reinstall everything, but I'm willing to do it if necessary.


A:AHCI and Windows 7 after installation

I think I figured it out for myself, but I'll let you guys confirm. When I switch to 'resources by connection' in device manager, the two HDDs do appear under the AHCI SATA controller..

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I recently bought a new computer with windows 7 operating system and tried to run my dbase program.
To do that I first ran cmd.com to get a dos prompt.
It read the following way:
I received following message:
'dbase.exe' is not recognized as internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

I was able to run edbase.exe quite easily on windows xp and vista. Can any one help me solve this problem, so that I can run the program on windows 7. I understand it should be able to run 32 bit programs.
Best regards,
Gulab Gidwani

A:Operating system problem


you should that program using DIR c:\windows.old\windows\system32\dbase.exe

The message is telling you that DBASE.EXE is not found in your PATH
echo %PATH%​
You might try
c:\windows.old\windows\system32> ./dbase.exe

Why \Windows.old\windows\... looks like you are attempting to run an OLD program from another system without first installing it on this system

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My laptop model is hp pavallion 15e039tx .my problem is that operating system does not work window not open .laptop screen show stop code INACCESSIBLE BOOT DEVICE.please solve my problem

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Earlier today i got the bright idea to wipeout my c:/ drive and i used the system restore to attempt to restore it back to the factory programs and all that...during the restore and error came up and it restarted itself and then went back through the restore...now once the restore was done it went ahead and started up but when it did it came up with the windows error recovery and says... windows failed to s tart. a recent hardware or software change mightbe the cause..then it says insert your windows instilation disk..but i do not have one? does anyone know what i am supposed to do? or what i can do? im running vista basic on a sony vaio

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I have everything up on my desktop, but seemingly cannot open any programs that require to go online. When trying to open explorer, I get promted with
"Choose the program you want to use to open this file". "Do you want to run or save this file" then it asks Do you want to run this software. I select run, then it reverts back to "Choose the program you want to use to open this file"
also for example
If I open "Action Centre" and select "troubleshooting" I get
Application not found
a lot of times I get
Application not found
This all started after I was advised my computer is infected with a virus.
I can't download any program that I want to use to fix the problem.
I am using my 2nd old slow laptop to access this forum.
Can any-one offer advise on what to do please

A:Operating system problem

If you have access to another computer:

1. Download Malwarebytes:

2. Uninstall your current anti-virus software and replace with MS Security Essentials:

Put the installation file onto a USB stick, or CD. If you don't have any of those, you may put it on Windows SkyDrive (if you have a Windows Live Messenger).

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Hello there (exuse me for my english )My friend has a Sonny Vaio PC, he uses WIndows XP. But, lately the PC doesn't wanna start !! when he click the button to start the Computer we see the bios normally, then a black screen appears with this written on top left " Operating System not found " !!

A:Operating System Problem !!

Good morning .See Microsoft General Guidance.Louis

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Hi, I'm in need of figuring out if my laptop was infected by a trojan, the operating system went kapoot and i need to reinstall it, or if its hardware failure. I used it last night and my AVG caught a "small trojan horse" called cryptbase.dll and after removing it i believe is where it began. My computer restarted and ended up starting up with the acer splash with me able to click f2 for setup. But f8 doesn't work and causes a long beeping noise if i leave it alone it goes to a black screen with a underscore blinking at the top left. i've done some research but, im unsure which route to take without taking some advice for my own laptop. My laptop is a Acer Aspire 5741-3541, Windows 7,intel core i5-450 processor, 4 GB DDR memory, 500 GB HDD. if you need more information please ask because im unsure with what is needed to fix the problem. The solutions i've heard is reinstalling windows 7, or it might be a HDD problem. Thank you.

A:Unsure if virus, operating system problem, or hardware problem

Let ma ask someone to look here.

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I'm trying to change my Windows Vista (installed as the boot disc originally on a RAID config) to AHCI, but even after I change the two entries in the Registry Editor to '0' for both AHCI and RAID drivers, Vista fails to load when I change the config to AHCI for SATA. Any suggestions?

A:Trying to convert a RAID installation to an AHCI one

Give this a read and see if it helps you any : AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista - Windows 7 Forums

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Okay I plan on doing a clean install of Windows 7 on my laptop. I have an SSD from crucial.

I know that I need to enable AHCI BEFORE I start the installation of Windows 7...correct?

Now....I saw this Intel website in regards to AHCI.
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology — Configure the BIOS for RAID or AHCI on an Intel? Desktop Board

I know that my laptop has a chipset that supports AHCI.

But I'm worried about the whole...
"Enabling AHCI or RAID after installing the operating system is not recommended or supported when a SATA hard drive is the boot drive. Enabling AHCI or RAID after installing the operating system might cause an immediate blue screen with an 0x0000007b error code, followed by a reboot. If you use AHCI or RAID, enable them before installing the operating system."

SO my question is this....it looks like enabling AHCI is the absolute last thing I should do before installing Windows 7. As in this is the routine I should follow.

1) Back up any drivers/files/etc that I need
2) Insert Windows 7 Installation Disc
3) Close out of pop up install window.
4) Restart Laptop
5) As laptop is restarting enter BIOS
6) Follow Intel's step by step guide for enabling AHCI
7) Change system to "Boot from DVD Drive"
8) SAVE new BIOS Settings....EXIT

At that point my computer should REBOOT and this time it will do so from the DVD drive and Windows 7 installation screen will appear correct?

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A:Windows 7...>SSD....Enable AHCI B4 Installation


1) Back up any drivers/files/etc that I need
4) Restart Laptop
5) As laptop is restarting enter BIOS
6) Follow Intel's step by step guide for enabling AHCI
7) Change system to "Boot from DVD Drive"
8) SAVE new BIOS Settings....EXIT
2) Insert Windows 7 Installation Disc
3) deleted.

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While running Win7 (before upgrading) I was using IDE for disks and manually switched to AHCI and installed it in Windows, but now there is an extra loading screen on every bootup that takes 15-20 secs with "AHCI is installed" at the end, is this extra loading process normal or is it installing itself every time? Sorry if it seems obvious, this is my first time using AHCI.

A:AHCI installation every time on startup?

This extra screen is not something usual.

Check device manager, if you have proper AHCI drivers installed, an also what is running at startup (task manager is good for first look)

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Hello everyone,
I am using Windows 8.1 x64. I am booting in IDE mode and I want to convert that into AHCI. I have read the following post-:
Change from IDE to AHCI after installing Windows 8 - Super User

But has anyone converted Windows 8/8.1 to ACHI after installing ? Are there any problems after the conversion ?Microsoft has a patch for Windows 7/Vista but nothing for Windows 8/8.1.

The reason I want to do this is because I am going to install Debian Squeeze(Linux) and dual boot it with Windows. It seems Linux does not support SATA IDE but only supports AHCI.


A:Converting IDE to AHCI after Windows 8 installation

The reason I want to do this is because I am going to install Debian Squeeze(Linux) and dual boot it with Windows. It seems Linux does not support SATA IDE but only supports AHCI.

I've dual booted many times with various distros of Linux and never had to change IDE/SATA to AHCI mode.

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I have windows 7 home basic installed in my laptop. While browsing suddenly i got a blue screen with some information showing - "collecting crash dump...." and the system got restarted automatically. I am facing with this problem more frequently.

Please help me in resolving the problem.

Please its urgent!!!!!!


A:Problem with windows 7 Operating system

Welcome to TSF!

Please carefully follow the BSOD Sticky instructions here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ta-452654.html so that we have some data to work with.

(I'll move the topic into the BSOD area of the forum, don't worry, you'll be automatically redirected there.)

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i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA. i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.

i tryed using superspykiller home version now my computer is locked up and will only boot up in safe mode.

my computer is a 2 year old e-machine model w 3410 3200+

A:operating system or virus problem?

Hi Dano50 !

Follow the HJT link in my sig and go through the whole 5 steps process. Post your final log in the HijackThis section where security techs will review it. It can take some time before you get an answer from them as that section is often overcrowded, just be patient. Once they'll start reviewing your log you'll have quick feedback.

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One day few weeks back I turned on my home built comp. and It stated that there was a file missing. And this wasn't the first time I got this error. But I knew what to do, format and re-install windows. (kept a back up hard drive for all my files since this happens every 3- 4 months) But this time, when I try to install it, the setup procedure stated that there was a file that I couldn't install, actually there were several. It gave me an option to either retry or skip this file which could result in a malfunctioning os. I had no option but to skip it. And when it was done, it rebooted and a blue error screen message came up. I have re-formatted and re-installed at least 4 to 5 times, the hard drive is not the problem and neither is the disc. I have a dell laptop, and I used the os disc that came with it, the same error came up. I even changed the cd-drive from which it was reading the cd from, but no luck or results, techguy please help

A:Solved: Operating system problem

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I own both Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional. I had some issues in the past with memory and in troubleshooting sed problem I erased my Professional Edition in place of my Home Edition. Basically the games I was playing had worked in the past on the Home Edition so I thought I had operating system problems. Anyhow, I fixed the memory problem and all games ran fine again. Wanting the newer Professional Edition back on the computer instead of the older Home Edition I decided to do a clean install with my Pro Ed. However, when I loaded up the Pro Ed, I must have skipped a major step and now have both operating systems on the computer. My question is, is there a way to erase the original home operating system and keep the new Pro Ed operating system without doing a compete clean install?

A:Dual Operating System Problem

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Hello everyone. Ive been having a sustained and frustrating problem with my PC. To cut a long and very infuriating story short the drive letter was changed on my pc meaning that windows xp professional wouldnt load up. Ive tried a number of different fixes but in the end backed up my hard drive to a friends pc and then decided to start from scratch.

I ran the windows 98 boot disk to format the drive so that I could then reintall windows. When I used that floppy disk it made me partition the drive. After doing this I now only get a message saying 'Problem loading operating system'. This happens with the xp cd in as well. I have checked the boot priority in the bios and everything is fine there. At no point do I get the 'press enter to boot from CD' message either. I just want to reinstall xp and start again, Im not bothered about losing anything on there as Ive backed it all up. Any suggestions?

A:Problem loading operating system

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Thanks for reading this post.I am trying to resolve some problems with an XP Pro (updated to SP2 via a retail upgrade disc about 2 months ago) PC. In recent months, several problems have been encountered. Unfortunately, I have not taken any notes, so I will be working from memory. I will provide any additional information that is needed as quickly as I can.Antec server case and power supplyIntel mother boardP2000 processor512 MB RAM with 200 MB currently availableDual WD Caviar drivesLite-On CD/DVDZip driveFloppy driveNvidia GeForce4 Ti 4600 video cardEcho MIA sound cardADS Firewire & USB 2.0 adapterAPC UPS "BackUpPro"The PC has been operational for approximately 3 years. It has been powered down fewer than 20 times during that period. It is restarted daily. No restart problems have been encountered.All drivers were updated since the upgrade to SP2.The BIOS has never been updated.Three internal modems have suffered "hardware failures" within the past five months. The first MAY have been related to a lightning strike. The most recent two, which occurred within 6 weeks of each other, were definitely not related to lightning.No other hardware failures have occurred.I use WinAmp with DFX for listening to MP3s. Playback would skip slightly when the original modem (Compaq server component) was activated. Now, playback skips very badly when any application is started.Shortly after the most second modem failure, PC-Cillin stopped running. I attempted to reinst... Read more

A:Malware Or Xp Pro Operating System Problem?

Hi wizard509 and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I dont see much from the HijackThis log so lets look a bit deeper!Download WinPFind: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/winpfind.phpRight Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode:http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_namFrom the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRun MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!Under the "General" TabMake Sure "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" has a green tick by itClick Apply->Close->Follow the Prompts to RestartRestart Normal and Download and Save Blacklight to your desktop:Double-click blbeta.exe then accept the agreement, leave [X]scan through Windows Explorer checked, click > scan then > nextYou'll see a list of all items found. There will also be a log on your desktop with the name fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (the xxxxxxx stand for numbers).Copy and paste this log in your next reply. Don't choose the rename option yet! I want to see the log first, because legitimate items can also be present the... Read more

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Got a message that the computer had to restart. When it started again there was a new message that said: Boot device not found. Please install an operating system on your hard disk. I can't do anything from this point. Yours sincerely Göran Johansson

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I have to point out I know nothing about computers and really need step by step help as I am a student and cannot afford to take my laptop to a shop.

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile V5155. After having it for a short while my laptop slowed right down and had many problems involving the internet. A friend of mine suggested reformatting it. So he lent me a windows xp media disk, as I could not find the original one that came with the computer, and I reformatted my computer. Worked well and the computer seemed to be fine, however my friend did not give me a disk with drivers and system utilities on it, so I was unable to do anything with my computer.

I then found all the original disks, for my computer (which was made by fujitsu and all the disks are official). I decided to try and reformat it with the correct disk, operating systems, twinload cd/dvd. I inserted the disk pressed f12 and it all seemed ok until I got this message:

Twinload Windows XP professional:
-Your configuration is not supported
-none of the required operating systems were found on the hard drive of your system
-remove the dvd and click OK to shut dow the system.

I have no idea what this means. I looked at other threads on this ofrum and I can see that people have had a similar problem, except people were trying to downgrade from Vista to XP, wereas I am trying to load the correct version of XP onto my computer so I can put the drivers and utilities onto it.

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hi all. i have been hit by the bo heap virus. my mcaffes (on demand) said it blocked it from causing a buffer over flow in internet explorer/iexplorer libraryA.

but i would get the same warning every time i turned on my computer.
now When i boot up my computer it is defaulting to safe mode. even when i hit f-8 and tell it to boot normally it still goes to safe mode.

also i cannot add or delete and programs. it tells me that the installer cannot be accessed

i cannot access the internet on the affected computer.

i accessed the 5 steps on my wifes computer and printed them out i cannot complete any steps with the affect unit in its present condition.

one of the mentors directed me to go through the five steps and post results here.

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows? XP Home (SP2)
CPU: AMD Athlon? 64 3200+ Processor (2.2GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 1600MHz FSB)
Monitor: Includes eMachines? 15" LCD Flat Panel Monitor(E14T)
(15" Viewable, 0.297mm dot pitch)
Chipset: ATI RS480 chipset
Memory: 512MB DDR 400 (1 ? 512MB) SDRAM (PC3200)
Expandable to 2GB
Hard Drive: 100GB HDD (7200rpm)
Optical Drive: DVD?RW 16x multiformat double layer drive
Media Reader: 8-in-1 digital media manager (Secure Digital? (SD), Smart Media, Compact Flash, Micro Drive, Memory Stick?, Memory Stick PRO, Multimedia Card, USB 2.0)
Video: ATI Radeon? Xpress 200 (PCI-Express? )
128MB DDR shared video memory
Sound: AC '97 Audio, Dolby 5.1 (6-Channel)
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A:virus problem or operating system?

i was able to run this off a flash drive hope it helps

Deckard's System Scanner v20070729.57
Run by Administrator on 2007-08-03 at 19:51:36
Computer is in Safe Mode.

-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2007-08-03 19:52:11
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dss(2).exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.google.com/ie
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.emachines.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Pag... Read more

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i am using Dell All in One.
Since morning of 03 August, when i start PC it says Preparing Windows and once started it shows
You have been signed in with a temperory profile 
You cant access your files and files created in this profile will be deleted when you sign out. To fix this, sign out and try signing in later. Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator
Everything saved on Desktop is missing
please help to restore the problem
Even it is not taking connection of broad band line via wifi.

Vikram Vaghela
M 9377890090

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All of a sudden I am experiencing these failures:
no right-click
no drag & drop
no single click, have to use "open"
cannot work in Excel
system running slower indeed

Have run everything, disc clean up, defrag, AVG, a2suared, Adaware SE, eweido, SpyBot S&D, Keylogger.

Please tell me I need a new mouse!!! I have a Microsoft Intellimouse scroll.

Many thanks


A:Operating System or Mouse Problem?

NEW Mouse!

How often do we spend hours searching eh?

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Hello guys.tonight I lost the icons on my operating system.after I use ad aware pro the program tell me if I need to erase something after reboot my system.i click yes.that was my bad move.after reboot the only thing I can see is the screen saver without the files.next the welcome word next to my picture and my name.below the name I read 7 unread mail messages.i click that but the system cant go up.the only thing that said is logging of and saving your personal settings.dont see my system and files.very bad for me.i really care all the thing my hard disc have.any helps are welcome.thanks for the attention.i always admire the brilliant people. i have windows xp.gateway 500xl.2.4gh 256ram

A:problem with my operating system after reboot.

Boot up in Safe Mode.

Use the System Restore function to restore the operating system to a date prior to the event that caused the problem.

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my acer 3680 has lost its operating system and i dont know how to get it back can someone help me ?

A:acer operating system problem

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