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Installing Windows 7 with SATA mode set to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.

Q: Installing Windows 7 with SATA mode set to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.

I have Dell Inspiron 14z 5423. Recently this ultrabook crashed and I had to fresh install windows 7. When I tried to install Win 7 then it didn't load any of the Hard disk. Someone suggested me to change the SATA mode to AHCI ( Previously it was set to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.). I installed win 7 with AHCI mode enabled ( but I also had to delete the whole 500 GB Hardisk unfortunately). The installation how ever was successful but the performance I think has been degraded. It used to boot so fast previously but Now it takes much time to boot and also battery performance has been reduced.

Now I again want to Re-install windows 7 with Intel Smart Response Technology Mode set in BIOS. Please help me with the detailed and step wise instruction for installing windows. Coz as I change the SATA mode to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode then it does'nt show the hard disks.
I would me much grateful If i receive the solution from the Official Dell Support Team.

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Preferred Solution: Installing Windows 7 with SATA mode set to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.

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: Installing Windows 7 with SATA mode set to Intel Smart Response Technology Mode.

Hi TusharKhatiwada,
You should be able to install Windows 7 with Intel Smart Response Technology mode. You may follow the steps below:

Please ensure SATA mode is set to Intel Smart Response Technology in BIOS
Go to RAID BIOS and disable accelerate option for SSD (Use Ctrl+I at ‘Dell’ logo)
Initiate OSRI
Install all the drivers including Intel Rapid Storage Software.

Now to ‘Accelerate’ the HDD using ISRT, you may follow the steps below:

Run the Intel RST software through the All Programs menu or the task bar icon.
Click ‘Enable acceleration’ under either the ‘Status’ or ‘Accelerate’ menu.
Select the SSD to be used as a cache device.
Select the size from the SSD to be allocated for the cache memory.
Select the drive (or RAID volume) to be accelerated. It is highly recommended to accelerate the system volume or system disk for maximum performance.
Select the acceleration mode. By default, Enhanced mode is selected.

Note: Enhanced mode: Acceleration is optimized for data protection.Maximized mode: Acceleration is optimized for input/output performance.

Click OK. The page refreshes and reports the new acceleration configuration in the Acceleration View. Your system is now successfully configured with the Intel Smart Response Technology.

Once this is done the SDD drive will not be visible in windows.
Hope this helps. Keep me posted with the findings.

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Hello,

I'm trying to install 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 and I need to disable intel smart resonse technology to do so. How can I do that in Windows 8?

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Upgraded to Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586.545 on Dell 15z 5523 and attempted to defragment c:/ drive (HDD). Noticed that both (c:/ - HDD & d:/ - SSD) drives were read as SSD so unable to Analyze or Defrag.
So, I attempted to install the latest drives from Intel site. Unfortunately, crashed my system. Required a new clean install. 
Once new install, went to Dell site and installed SRT driver and Chipset drivers. Restart - checked bios - RAID drives and SRT enabled. Save & exit.
Went in to Cmd Prompt (Admin) - Diskprt - Clean. List Disk showed 2 drives both online with available space on both.
Went to Disk Management to initialize disk - Disk 1 setup - MBR style of partition.
Then on disk 0 (HDD) last partition chose “Shrink Volume…” from menu & shrank. Once completed, Extend Volume on disk 0 (HDD). 
Ran SRT program - Enable Acceleration - selected total drive - Maximized Mode. Restart.
Finished.......but noticed the following.....


As you may have noticed, and my 2 questions - where is the 2nd drive (SSD) that is being used as cache - why is it not showing up in Device Manager, Diskpart, Disk Management and Defrag software??
Yet SRT shows everything working!!
And 2nd question why is Disk 0 type still showing as SSD??
BTW defrag last run shows a time b/c I defragged in Cmd Prompt - defrag c:/ u/v/.
Please note that I did not install Intel Rapid Start Technology b/c Intel no longer supports it & Windows 10 (Power Options... Read more

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Upgraded to Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586.545 on Dell 15z 5523 and attempted to defragment c:/ drive (HDD). Noticed that both (c:/ - HDD & d:/ - SSD) drives were read as SSD so unable to Analyze or Defrag.
So, I attempted to install the latest drives from Intel site. Unfortunately, crashed my system. Required a new clean install. 
Once new install, went to Dell site and installed SRT driver and Chipset drivers. Restart - checked bios - RAID drives and SRT enabled. Save & exit.
Went in to Cmd Prompt (Admin) - Diskprt - Clean. List Disk showed 2 drives both online with available space on both.
Went to Disk Management to initialize disk - Disk 2 setup - MBR style of partition.
Then on disk 0 (HDD) last partition chose “Shrink Volume…” from menu & shrank. Once completed, Extend Volume on disk 0 (HDD). 
Ran SRT program - Enable Acceleration - selected total drive - Maximized Mode. Restart.
Finished.......but noticed the following.....


As you may have noticed, and my 2 questions - where is the 2nd drive (SSD) that is being used as cache - why is it not showing up in Device Manager, Diskpart, Disk Management and Defrag software??
Yet SRT shows everything working!!
And 2nd question why is Disk 0 type still showing as SSD??
BTW defrag last run shows a time b/c I defragged in Cmd Prompt - defrag c:/ u/v/.
Please note that I did not install Intel Rapid Start Technology b/c Intel no longer supports it & Windows 10 (Power Options... Read more

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Hi.....I just installed irst 10.6.0.1002 on a Gigabyte Z68 motherboard.I was running 10.5.0.1027 fine before this. Actually the system appears to be running fine at this new level driver.The problem I'm seeing is that after the irst service starts up I get a small irst error box saying I need to install 10.5.0 or higher;and I need to OK the message to make it go away.I beleive it's a false error detected in the service because 10.6.0.1002 is the latest and greatest.Has anyone seen this error or have a solution to it?
Thanks
Larry

A:Intel Smart Response Technology

Your system specs need to be more specific - Antec? Which antec?, Gigabyte? Which Z68 Gigabyte board?

Also can you post an image of the error code?

And I would use the latest drivers that are posted on Gigabyte's site - GIGABYTE - Support & Downloads

Thanks

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I am building a new box and want to use the new Intel SRT. A small SSD with a large HDD. I have read that the system is still buggy, and would like to know if anyone can tell me if this issue has been resolved? Thank you for any advice you can give me. As always, this is the place I come to for help! You guys are the greatest!
 

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I enabled Intel Virtualization Technology on my AIO multiple things happen on reboot. After saving the bios changes, the system reboots, system fans turn on full blast, my SSD gets loud, and Windows goes into Diagnostic Mode because windows was unable to boot. If I disable Intel Virtualization Technology computer boots normally. Ideas on what?s happening? I need Intel Virtualization Technology to be enabled and my system booting normally. Thanks in advanced!

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Is it possible for me to install a new Z68 mobo. Use my existing HDD without reinstalling Windows, add a SSD and setup Smart Response Technology.

I would like to avoid reinstalling Windows if possible so that I may postpone purchasing another HDD for backup.

A:Advice with Z68 and Smart Response Technology

Hello Marshall,

Unfortunately since it's a different motherboard than what was used to originally install Windows with on that HDD, you'll most likely have to reinstall.

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hello i need helpwhy i can not install Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) Audio Controller 2016-08-02,09.21.00.1062 for acer f5 573g 70mv? 

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Hello, my computer, a Lenovo Idea pad P580 running on Windows 7, is 5 weeks old and yesterday I was using Microsoft Word to edit a document and Word suddenly crashed. So I closed it, but then the cursor started spinning and I could not access anything on my computer so I rebooted and it started up but then just trying to open Microsoft Word caused the cursor to keep spinning again and I could not access anything. So I again rebooted and this time it was spinning from the beginning. So I again rebooted and turned it on in safe mode and everything was fine. Then turned it off and left it off overnight. In the morning I tried to boot in normal mode and it did boot but it was again spinning and I could not access anything. So I again rebooted in safe mode and I can use my computer fine. Can someone please help me get my computer up and running again in normal mode?

And also, this is unrelated, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me what I need to do to make the scroll bar stop moving on its own? Every time I scroll down a page it seems to lock the scroll bar and so when I move the cursor away from the scroll bar, the scroll bar still moves and I cannot click any links or anything on that webpage.

Okay thank you very much for your help!!
 

A:cursor continously spinning in normal mode, can only access files in smart mode

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I have a Compaq Presario R3200, Athlon 64, 1.5g RAM, 80g HD, Windows XP Pro. Performance has been gradually diminishing for some time and I've been overlooking and ignoring the many puzzling mishaps and annoyances because they didn't seem like major problems at the time and I was always able to continue running, if less well. This past week I've had one minor crisis after another until it got to the point where I'm unable to do anything in Normal Mode. It gets as far as the Desktop and stops responding. I have to power down and power up to reboot.

For about the past month I would get an ominous error message right after boot-up. I didn't know what it meant so I clicked 'OK' and ignored it. I didn't start paying attention until just before the final catastrophe when I starting getting two such messages in succession. It began to worry me so I made note of them. I don't know which one was the first to appear:

1. "Windows cannot find C:\\Windows\is-KF1MD.exe. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click START button, and then click Search."

2. "Windows cannot find C:\\Windows\is-8QO6L.exe...., and then click Search."

After receiving both of them twice Normal Mode locked up. I tried to do a System Restore from Safe Mode. I only had seven restore points and none of them worked. Needless to say, I'm confused and looking for answers.

A:Only able to run in Safe Mode; No response in Normal Mode

Back up all your important files some where.

Then do a repair install of windows XP, do you have a XP disk?

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I'd like to include Dell's list of affected systems here: http://spywarehammer.com/current-news/intel-vulnerability/msg155913/#msg155913My search at Dell produced no results. Does a list exist?

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I recently got a new system and the tech that was commissioned to do the build, mistakenly installed the OS on the SSD rather than the Raid. So as it sits I am unable to utilize the benefits of Intel's Smart Response, which is why I purchased a z68 chipset and MB, along with the SSD. Now my question is, if I were to install the OS on the Raid, after disabling the SSD, so that I can do a fresh install, would it wipe out the contents of the drive, like older versions of Windows used to do? Or is it even worth it, and forego the benefit of the Smart Response technology?

A:Is Intel Smart Response worth it?

We see nothing but problems here with RAID. Why do you want it? The only reason I can think of is working with large video files that need to span multiple HD's.

Most of the time it isn't even redundant so you lose both HD's if you lose one. Much better to save a backup image the modern way to the other HD or external.

SSD's are very popular and do in fact boost performance measurably.

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Hello,I have an Y50-70 Lenovo laptop with 1 TB (+ 8 GB SSD) SSHD (that is my only disk) and I noticed that I cannot use Intel Smart Response Technology for accelerating the system. After doing some research, I read that RAID option should be chosen for SATA mode when running BIOS. Nevertheless, there is no such option when I run BIOS. Has anyone encountered such a problem and know (and could share) a solution for this issue?

A:Y50-70 cannot use SSHD for Intel Smart Response Te...

Hello and welcome,
 
IIRC Intel SRT uses a separate SSD as a cache in combination with an HDD.  Your SSHD already does that internally under control of the drive's firmware.
 
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Hi, all
I have an XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 that I JUST bought in September.
My laptop suddenly became silent when I was dragging the progress bar while watching a video. I checked the play bac devices and found no devices in the list. 
I checked the device manager and found there was something wrong with the Intel smart sound technology audio controller. 
I tried to uninstall it and reinstall it but this does not work. 
Can someone please help me with it?

A:Problem with the Intel Smart Sound Technology Audio Controller

This is mostly just for information but I don't have any experience with your Jabra Call Control HID Enumerator.  You have checked its compatibility or any updates for it?

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I've just purchased a HP Envy 4-1050ca and wish to install Linux and run Win7 in a VM. Can Win 7 use Intel Smart Response when it's in a VM? I plan to use the Xen Hypervisor.

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Hi,
I recently bought Lenovo Y410 notebook and it came with windows vista home premium. As i want to install WinXP in my notebook, i tried with the WinXP CD available with me. But it didnt work, so i tried slipstreaming using nlite when i came to know that intel ich8m sata 3 port SATA Storage controller 2828 is the name of my SATA controller. But even then i am not able to install winXP. After copying all the installation files, the installation process doesnt move forward after rebooting. I am not getting the blue screen, but booting is not happening even after all the installation files are copied.

In short, i just want to install winXP on my laptop.
Inorder to try the AHCI disabling option, i checked in the advanced tab of bios, but such an option was not at all available there.
Pls help.

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I have a motherboard Asus p5k se/epu( intel p35 board). I felt that my sata drive emulated in IDE mode... So i want to fully utilize the sata drive in xp.

Therefore I follow the method provided by other forum's member.
http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?t=444831

But the problem is that my bios setting only have one option that allowed me to select.. which is IDE mode ONLY!!! Where is the AHCI mode ?

Or any of you have your own standard way to enable AHCI mode? teach me please...?

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Hi Folks,I have a lenovo G500 laptop which i had purchased during thanksgiving vaction in 2013. The machine was working fine till June 2014 when I stated getting Blue Screen of death with error messages "irql_not_less_or_equal" The OS was windows 8.1. This created lot of problem while booting , the machine would not boot at all.Along with this message I started getting this message "Intel Rapid Storage Technology" SATA disk on Controller 0, Port Unknown detected".  This message was coming very often.I along with Lenovo support did all the things possible, like factory reset etc. Finally the machine was sent out to depot for repair in July 2014. They replaced the hard drive and sent the machine back.I got the machine back on 22nd July and since last week ,ie, 14th July I have started to get the issues again. My IE and Firefox will suddenly hangon and the blue screen will appear again with same message "irql_not_less_or_equal" occasionally. Yesterday i started getting Sata disk message again. I wanted to understand why this message is coming back along with blue screen of death. Is there some problem with Windows OS or hard disk seems to crash again? Thanks in advanceshailesh

A:Lenovo G500 - Intel Rapid Storage Technology" SATA...

hi Shailesh,
 
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
 
From this article, this is the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL possible cause:
 
"This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high.
The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.
 
If you encounter bug check 0xA while upgrading to a later version of Windows, this error might be caused by a device driver, a system service, a virus scanner, or a backup tool that is incompatible with the new version."
 
From your description, It's possible that the HDD or the RAM is faulty but it's also possible that it's a software (driver) issue -- which is the hard drive (SATA) controller.
 
To verify, I would:
1. Run a diagnostic on the HDD (via Lenovo's Storage Quick Test or via HD Tune)
   - http://www.hdtune.com/faq_1.html
 
2. Run a diagnostic on the RAM (via Memtest86+)
   - RAM - Test with Memtest86+
 
3, Read the BSOD dump file to see what file caused the crash
   - How to solve Windows 8 crashes in less than a minute
   - If the file is associated with the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (SATA Controller), uninstall the software from the Control Panel > Programs and let Windows install a generic Windows driver.
   - Link to picture
 
 
If you get an error afte... Read more

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I have successfully installed Windows 8 Pro x64 on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe board on a SSD under UEFI/secure boot mode. Used the following settings:
SATA Mode = AHCI
Fastboot = enabled
CSM = enabled
Secureboot = Windows UEFI

Everything works fine. Qcode = AO, performance is excellent etc. System information shows:
BIOS Mode = UEFI
Secure boot state = ON
SSD partitioned to GPT

I now want to create a RAID1 volume on which to store my data. I understand that ideally one has to set SATA mode to RAID before installing windows in order to make the creation of RAID volumes possible.

However, is it possible to convert my present AHCI system to a RAID system without re-installing windows? I heard that some registry settings will do the trick.

A possible alternative kind of RAID1?
I have been checking the user manual of this board and on page 3.39 there is a description of Drive Expert Mode. It can be set to Normal Mode, Super Speed or EZ Backup, where EZ Backup means: "Allows you to use the EZ Backup function that copies and maintains an identical image of data from the SATA6G_E1 drive to the SATA6G_E2 drive".

How different is this from the RAID function set up with Ctr-I? Is it better or worse in terms of fault tolerance and performance?

Many thanks for any advice.

A:Convert AHCI mode to RAID mode without re-installing

On that board, to get full Windows 8 Secure Boot, you have to Disable the CSM. I know it shows "On", but it will show that until you select Other OS in the Secure Boot section. If you have a Video card installed, such as a GTX XXX, it may not yet be Secure Boot capable and will cause the system to abort the boot and put you back in the bios, when the full Secure Boot is in place.

Have you looked into using Storage Spaces as opposed to RAID? There have been some comments about it is not as stable as RAID, but I have no personal info. Maybe some others will have some information.

If you want to change your system to RAID, it can be dangerous, so backup everything you can, and remember, if it doesn't work, set it back to AHCI.

This is not recommend for Windows 7, just in case anyone wanted to try.

When in Windows 8, open msconfig.exe and set the Safe Boot check box on the Boot tab.

Restart your system and use the Del key (for ASUS P8Z77) to get into the bios. Go to advanced settings and change the AHCI to RAID. When you select save, your system will reboot and this time, let it boot into Safe Mode.

While in Safe Mode the drivers will be changed. You can check Device Manager if you like and you will see an entry in Storage Controllers for the Intel Deskto/Workstation... . But you need to open msconfig.exe again and uncheck the Safe Boot box. Then close it and reboot back into normal Windows.

If at any time the system tries to do a repair operation,... Read more

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I recently built a brand new computer with these specs:

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
Processor: Intel i5-3570K
PSU: Corsair AX850
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
SSD: Crucial M4 256 GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
GPU: EVGA GTX 670 FTW
RAM: G.Skill 4GB DDR3 (x2)
Sounds Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium
Click to expand...

Everything has been running fine until tonight when Windows froze (requiring a hard reboot), and then when I received two BSOD in close succession (each happened roughly 5 to 10 minutes after windows started).

But I'm getting ahead of myself.. I think that the problem has something to do with the Intel Rapid Store Technology driver which I installed, here (iata_enu.exe).

Even though I'm not running a RAID (OS and programs are on the SSD, everything else on the HDD), I have read that IRST still gives benefits to single ACHI drives. Perhaps I misread this?

Anyways, I installed that driver I linked to. What happened next should've been indication that something might be wrong.

As a part of the driver installation, the installer told me that my computer needed to reboot. I clicked "Ok", and the computer shut down and started its reboot sequence. The only problem was that after POST, Windows didn't start loading. I was greeted with this message:

Reboot and select proper boot deviceClick to expand...

I said "huh", and did a ctrl+alt+delete and then went into my bios to see if a setting had changed. Everything looked ... Read more

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Whenever I try to install this driver "Network_Application_JNMX9_WN_2.6.1211.0294_A04.exe" it shows the following error and I have to press "Cancel" everytime because retrying or ignoring doesn't help at all. Please help me ASAP. I am using "Dell Inspiron 15R 5520" laptop.

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I have a Windows 8.1x64 system that was installed under AHCI mode and now want to change the BIOS SATA mode to RAID, but when I do this it won't boot (BSOD), it only boots if I set SATA mode to AHCI. I googled and tried the following tip but it still won't boot (BSOD):
Change to RAID mode from AHCI mode and vice versa:

If currently installed, uninstall your RAID or AHCI SATA driver (for intel, intel rapid storage technology)Basically open msconfig -> boot tab -> check safe boot -> restartGo into UEFI/BIOS and set SATA mode to which ever one you wantBoot up into windows safe modeOpen msconfig again -> under the main menu tab (general) click the normal startup circle - > restartYour system should boot into windows fine and you can install your AHCI or RAID driver.
Any suggestion as to how to do this? Thanks

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 I have HP DC7800 without AHCI mode and Windows 10 Pro x64. I have one SSD 128GB and one HDD 160GB and I want to use SSD as good as possible. Accroding to some clues found on this forum, I changed in BIOS SATA mode to RAID than put an empty Intel SSD 120GB into SATA Port 0 socket and install Windows 10 Pro x64. After that I downloaded and installed the last RST driver 14.8.0.1042. As I checked TRIM is working (some software to check it).The problem is that I want to add HDD as a data storage. I turned off the computer, put HDD into SATA Port 1 and switched on computer but the Windows would not load because of error INACCESSABLE_BOOT_DEVICE which restarts my computer! Ater restarting I used "CTRL + I" and there (Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v7.5.0.1017 ICH9R wRAID5 I could see Port 0 SSD Non-RAID Disk and HDD Non-RAID Disk and none of RAID volume existed. If I wanted to make a volume I cannot choose Disks and there is a warning that I would lost all data so I cannot do it...What should I do to connect my HDD to work?? Plese help me because I lost a plenty of hours to find the solution and I still don't know if it possible to have SSD and HDD in RAID mode in DC7800 working with Windows 10.Thank you in advance for helping me with this issue.

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i bought a new laptop toshiba satellite c850..no os was installed in it.i got installed windows 7.but later when i tried to install windows 8,i was unable to install it.then i checked the user manual which came along with the laptop.it said

[when installing an operating system other than microsoft windows vista and windows 7,please follow the steps
1.press power button and the f2 key
2.select advanced(->system configuration)
3.select compatibility mode for SATA controller mode
4.press f10

you will be then able to boot from the ODD.]


i did as it is said...but windows 8 is not booting from the dvd even after i did as it is told.
and when i tried to start windows 7 normally....it is having startup problem...it shows blue screen and shuts off.

so i changed the bios settings to AHCI mode and restarted...windows 7 is running properly...how to make windows 7 run in controlller mode??

A:windows 7 startup problem in sata compatibility mode

Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, & Win XP will run in AHCI mode.

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So at first, I was trying to resolve an issue with my BD-ROM drive described here: XPS 8700 - BD-ROM (HL-DT-ST DVDRW/BDROM CH20N) Not Recognized Windows 10 - Disk Drives (HDD, CD/DVD, Blu-ray) Forum - Disk Drives - Dell Community
However, when attempting to try different things, I am now in a position where I can no longer boot to Windows 10. More specifically, when I turn on my computer, I get an error saying no bootable drives found and it just lists my SATA 1, 2, 3, etc. drives with an option to restart or go to BIOS setup. In other words, I don't even see Windows anymore existing.

My basic computer specs:
Dell XPS 8700 SE
Intel Core i7-4700
Windows 10 with 1511 update
2TB hdd with 32GB mSATA SSD cache drive
16GB RAM
BD-ROM

I need help to get Windows working again, and hopefully, get back my data. Here's what I did to cause the problems:

1) I went to Dell UEFI BIOS setup, and changed the SATA mode from "RAID" to "AHCI". Saved and exited BIOS.
2) After rebooting, Windows failed to load, had a consistent blue screen with the sad smiley face with error "IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED", automatic repair also failed.
3) I tried reverting back to "RAID" in SATA mode in BIOS, but it failed to change anything. Windows still wouldn't boot
4) I then entered into the special BIOS menu showing devices which listed my mSATA cache drive and hard drive and RAID settings. Since it showed that the cache drive was "Disabled", I thought I ... Read more

A:Can't boot to Windows 10 after changing SATA mode and RAID

IO1_INITIALIZATION_FAILED is caused by an improper setup or improper configuration after setup.

I'm no expert at the BIOS configurations, even not an advanced user, but I think you need to set in the raid array the hard drive you want to boot from. I guess that configuration went gone after you changed the SATA mode.

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I got this computer a month ago. New Windows installation. Worked fine for awhile, but it started to be really slow when it comes out of sleep mode (had the same problem with old computer with Windows 7 - that's why I bought a new computer)  No changes were made to the computer before it started to get slow. I don't know much about computers, so please try to be as clear as possible Thank you!

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Hi Folks
A friend (yes I am doing this for a friend) has had a problem which doesn't seem to make sense.

Specs (that I know of) are:
Desktop PC
AMD Athlon processor.
64mb Ram (And this is where I think that the problem lies)
WinXP Home - SP2

The PC works really well except under two conditions.
1. If the weather is cold, then he has a hard time trying to get the PC to boot up. Sometimes he may have to power up and this unplug 5 times before it eventually gets to start Windows.

2. He has discovered that if he puts the machine into StandBy mode (intstead of Shut Down) then he does not have the re-booting problem. BUT then the machine is really slow. He is forced to reboot (Shut Down & Power Up - Restart does not work) in order to get any work done.

Any Ideas?
 

A:Slow Response after being in Standby mode

I think the amount of RAM he has is a very big problem. I think windows xp needs a minimum of 256MB to run properly. Now I did read somewhere that it is possible to run win xp on 128MB of RAM. We run my kids computer with only 128MB of RAM. However their preschool games lock up frequently. They have win xp pro.

I'm actually surprised that he is able to open any programs at all.
 

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Hello,

I've tried to read all of the stickied threads here and see if anything could resemble my problem. I couldn't find anything that's exactly like what I have encountered...

Anyways, I've had my P5Q se plus for a little over a year now with
2x2gigs of OCZ reaper
e7300 2.66ghz
gtx260
Yesterday, I accidently put my computer into sleep mode. It then rebooted with no video or input. I thought it was just a freak accident so I pressed the power button to turn it off. Then today, the same problem occurred when I tried turning the computer on- no video or keyboard/mouse. Everything else functions perfectly- all fans light up, hard drive spins, disk drive light blinks, CPU fan spins, etc.
I don't understand what's wrong. Can anyone point me in directions for troubleshooting?

Thanks.
 

A:No video or I/O response after sleep mode

What operating system is this? Have you tested to see if the monitor itself works? Does pressing the num lock key on the keyboard make the light come on?
 

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this is an ASUS X83V notebook - Setting the SATA operation to 'compatible' mode at installation, Win8 CP installed fine, no hitches. Switched BIOS to Enhanced/full mode and it fails.

I recall this sort of problem from XP installs where tricks were needed to support SATA, but I do not recall this on Seven. Will Win 8 not detect the right controller, fetch the right driver? Do I need to manually force-install, reboot, reselect enhanced mode, and go from there?

thankx
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A:Are SATA issues like Vista?? Can't operate in full SATA mode

Is this so-called "enhanced" mode switching the storage over to AHCI mode? If so, you have to edit the registry first before being able to do that.

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Trying to get to SAFE mode to reset to earlier date ( profile won't load) but pressing or tapping F8 during power up has no effect and laptop continues to PW screen instead of presenting Boot menu ( where I can elect to start in Safe mode )

A:Cannot start system in safe mode - F8 No response

Can you enter BIOS using F2 at start-Up?

Have you maybe enabled ?fast boot? option?

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I down loaded W-8 Pro to a Windows XP Pro unit with 8 GB Ram and a E6300 2.8 GHz CPU (64 bit capable and Gigabyte EP45T - UD3 LD MB. I was hoping for the 64 bit install and got the 32 bit install. I was told that by using my 64 bit W-8 install disk I could upgrade to 64 bit, but can't. The XP system was 32 bit, but the CPU and MB should handle 64 bit. Since the system mode was 32 bit how to I get a 64 bit install?. The MS support technical contractor was no help.

A:Installing Windows 8 Pro in 64 bit mode on a XP Pro 32 bit

You can't upgrade a 32-bit OS with a 64-bit OS. The only way out will be, to boot from your Windows-8-DVD / USB-Stick and do a clean installation.

If you have trouble to get Windows-8 activated afterwards, then you can try this here:

1.) Just install Windows-8 again over the already installed Windows-8 and activate it after

or

2.) Do the following:






Change this registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE

Change "MediaBootInstall" from "1" to "0"

After doing that, typed "slmgr /rearm" (without the " ") into a command prompt (right-click, Run as Admin), wait for conformation prompt, restart your pc and activate Windows-8.




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Hello,

often, when I want to put computer into sleep mode or sometimes when I restart it, procedure doesn't finish, display usually turns off, but computer is still running. The only option is to turn it off manually by holding power button.

After restarting I have a lot of (15) errors in system log:

A timeout (30000 milliseconds) was reached while waiting for a transaction response from the XXXXXX service.

XXXXXX = iphlpsvc, Schedule, SENS, BITS, CertPropSvc, EapHost ... etc.

Several days ago I have updated my bios and some drivers, so I suspect that the reason may be some driver.

I have dell latitude e4310 notebook running Win7x64 SP1.

If the problem is in driver, how can I find out which driver is problematic? Or do you have any other ideas?

Thanks in advance

A:No response(crash) when entering sleep mode or restarting

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

There may not be any crash dumps, but it will give us some other information which will help us to help you better.

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Hello, My laptop got stuck in sleep mode: during a night in sleep mode, I wanted to turn it on with the power button but since then no response. Nothing just the power button blinking.I have tried to click on the novo button beside the power button but same behavior: no response and power button continues blinking.What could I do ? Is there a procedure to follow when I use the novo  (emergency reset button)?I thank you in advance Good day 

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I was trying to run the Trojan Vundo B removel tool off the Symatech web site, it told me to put my computer into safe mode. When I restarted my computer it went to my log on user menu, I hit the administrator one, then my screen went to black, all black except it says safe mode in the four corners and it says: Microsoft (R) Windows XP (R) (Build 2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519: Service Pack 9)
It may not be a 9 on the last part. I can't really read it because it is overlapping the S in Safe Mode that is in the corner.
I can access the task manager but not sure how to bring up the desk top any suggestions?
 

A:HELP... NO desktop in smart mode....why

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MY NOTEBOOK HP 17J112NL CAN NOT CONNECT WITH SMART TV TOSHIBA HAVING THE FUNCTION INTEL WIDI.THE TELEVISION ANNOUNCES: "READY FOR THE CONNECTION. TO START, START YOUR COMPUTER INTEL WIDI."PC THE PROJECTS: "LCDTV Toshiba", BUT NOT CONNECT MODE 'WI-FI. BECAUSE'?.

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Ok so I think one of my buddies messed up my windows vista cuz it will not boot windows anymore it goes to launch repair windows or launch windows normally. I tried launching repair but nothing happens same with launch windows normally. So I got a windows 7 install cd and I pressed f8 and windows loads files then I see the windows 7 logo saying starting windows but after that it goes to a black screen with the mouse on the screen. And it stays on that screen. I don't have the cd that came with my laptop, is there anything I can do to get windows running again?? Please help.

A:please help installing windows 7 from safe mode.

Here you go - Install Windows 7 in safe mode

Let us know what happens!

Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach

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Has anyone tried to run gigabyte ez smart response on Windows 8? Or Intel rapid storage technology for that matter?

A:Windows 8 and gigabyte ez smart response

I have a Gigabyte GAZ77X UD5H motherboard. I have the Intel Rapid storage installed, along with other Gigabyte supplied drivers for both the Intel and Atheros Ethernet NIC's, Realtek, etc.
No problems on Win 8 (or Win 7 as I have a dual boot system).

However, I did not install any of the Gigabyte installed applications, such as EasyTune 6 as that causes DPC Latency spikes and it also caused audio click and dropouts as I use the system for my recording studio PC.

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Hi guys, I'll try to explain my problem in as few words as possible.

First thing, my build:
Board: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4
CPU: Core i7 870 @ 2,93 Ghz
Graphic: Sapphire AMD Radeon 8670
Mushkin 2x2Gb Red Culvert Kit @ 1600Mhz CAS 6-7-7-18
Seagate 320 GB SATA II HDD
+ WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III HDD
Running: Windows 7 Ultimate
Trying to install: Windows 7 Ultimat
PSU: LC Power Arkangel 850W

Ok so here's the deal. I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my 320 Gb HDD and everything is running ok. I just bought a WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III disk and I want to install Windows 7 there, since the disk is faster.
Here's what happens. When I connect the disk (it is connected GSATA 3 connectors), the disk will be recognized in bios and in Windows, but wont show under My Computer. I figured it must be some software bug so I formatted the disk in diskpart (clean format) and installed Windows 7 on it. At that time the GSATA 3 interface was set to IDE mode. It ran fine but after installing a big batch of Windows updates, the system hung at windows startup screen. After restoring the system to a previous state (i.e. before the updates), the system booted up normally.
I didnt know what was wrong so I formatted again, and this time I set the GSATA 3 to AHCI mode, since I realized this is a better option. When installing in AHCI mode, the computer expands the windows files but when the system is restarted, I get a BSOD (code Stop 0x000000B4 video driver failed to initialize) at Setup is upd... Read more

A:BSOD when installing Windows 7 in AHCI mode

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jure89


Hi guys, I'll try to explain my problem in as few words as possible.

First thing, my build:
Board: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4
CPU: Core i7 870 @ 2,93 Ghz
Graphic: Sapphire AMD Radeon 8670
Mushkin 2x2Gb Red Culvert Kit @ 1600Mhz CAS 6-7-7-18
Seagate 320 GB SATA II HDD
+ WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III HDD
Running: Windows 7 Ultimate
Trying to install: Windows 7 Ultimat
PSU: LC Power Arkangel 850W

Ok so here's the deal. I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my 320 Gb HDD and everything is running ok. I just bought a WD Caviar Black 1TB SATA III disk and I want to install Windows 7 there, since the disk is faster.
Here's what happens. When I connect the disk (it is connected GSATA 3 connectors), the disk will be recognized in bios and in Windows, but wont show under My Computer. I figured it must be some software bug so I formatted the disk in diskpart (clean format) and installed Windows 7 on it. At that time the GSATA 3 interface was set to IDE mode. It ran fine but after installing a big batch of Windows updates, the system hung at windows startup screen. After restoring the system to a previous state (i.e. before the updates), the system booted up normally.
I didnt know what was wrong so I formatted again, and this time I set the GSATA 3 to AHCI mode, since I realized this is a better option. When installing in AHCI mode, the computer expands the windows files but when the system is restarted, I get a BSOD ... Read more

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I just installed Windows 7 Professional on my laptop Acer Aspire 5930. I had Vista before.
I installed the last drivers for my graphic card (nvidia 9600gt) but both the Windows aero mode and the nvidia application to manage the graphic card setting do not work...I am stuck with the basic theme and the basic setting of my graphic card....what is wrong?

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Ok so Im trying to install windows 8 on my laptop which doesn't have a cd drive and Im not about to go out and buy a large enough usb stick just to install it .. I've looked in the stores and all I can find are 64 gb usb sticks which are expensive and Im not made of money.. with that being said.. I created a dhcp server using my desktop to install windows 8 on the laptop.. it seemed to work until it got to "setup is starting" .. it popped up with the error webclient: there was a problem initializing wds mode" .. I only have the two computer connected through my router.. this is not a huge workplace network and I am not an IT guy.. I just want some help getting windows installed without being forced to purchase a usb, external cd/dvd drive or having to connect the hard drive to my desktop.. any help would be appreciated

A:problem initializing wds mode when installing windows 8

you only need a 4gb usb stick

or download and create media using the tool in my sig below

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After upgrading to SP2 about a month ago so I could take finals on my computer at school, i noticed that my computer wouldn't boot up in safe mode (i just get a blank dark screen and i can hear the computer doing something but giving it a reasonable amount of time it doesn't progress from that screen). It didn't concern me because normal mode was working and i was able to take my tests. But now I want to get to the bottom of this. I delayed getting sp2 because i had a feeling it would mess up my computer. (i've had other problems too with visual skins but i was able to resolve those).If it matters, i ran a scan of my system with spyware doctor and it said i had a trojan.dialer and needed to boot in safemode to get rid of it. When I tried, it wouldn't load. Oh, btw, any way to get rid of that trojan.dialer without using safemode?

A:Windows Xp Home, After Sp2, Safe Mode Doesn't Work, Normal Mode's Fine?

Try running Ewido online scan and post the results overhere.

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Hi, All of a sudden a day before, my computer froze and when restarted it started exhibiting horrendous symptoms-1. windows logo appear,then2. blank screen and no cursor login etc nothing display just sits thereAfter that, I tried to do startup repair but failed.Coming over to Safe Mode it is working fine.I also tried bunch of repairs from there still nothingused the clean boot from msconfig to see if any software causing issue or conflicts and did a system restore, still nothing.checked device manager and there is no exclamation point either that may depict hardware failure.My recent activity-installed "Advanced System care 9" 2 days back but have now removed using safe mode.1 more point it has been a month since my primary HDD is showing SMART error.but if safe mode is working can't we get normal mode backup and running.Please help me out of this conundrum, Any help would be sincerely appreciated.possible options I have in my mind-1.get new HDD and reinstall os2.format existing HDD and install fresh copy but doubt if this issue might returnreadily looking out for other options and would prefer rectifying old one first so that I can avoid a long tedious process of reinstalling everything from scratch.Sincere thanks to any responses.

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Hi
 
I am looking for help 
 
My windows 7 start in normal mode is very slow.  System is in a loop or is hanging waiting for the hard disk to be free.  The hard disk indicator light is on  all the time ... 
When I start the system in safe mode with networking, the system is fine and nothing is holding the hard disk anymore.
 
I ran minitoolbox and got the following error indications 
 
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 20-06-2014
Ran by Toshiba (administrator) on 21-06-2014 at 22:59:54
Running from "C:\Users\Toshiba\Downloads"
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  Service Pack 1 (X64)
Boot Mode: Network
***************************************************************************
 
========================= Devices: ================================
 
Name: Security Processor Loader Driver
Description: Security Processor Loader Driver
Class Guid: {8ECC055D-047F-11D1-A537-0000F8753ED1}
Manufacturer: 
Service: spldr
Problem: : This device is not present, is not working properly, or does not have all its drivers installed. (Code 24)
Resolution: The device is installed incorrectly. The problem could be a hardware failure, or a new driver might be needed.
Devices stay in this state if they have been prepared for removal.
After you remove the device, this error disappears.Remove the device, and this error should be resolved.
 
Name: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
Description: Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapt... Read more

A:Windows 7 very slow in normal mode, runs fine in safe mode with networking

Could have crap ton of stuff starting up with windows.
perhaps corupt driver or installed the wrong driver.

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Hi,

I got win 7 home premium 64 bit on an i3 laptop. My system worked fine until today morning.

The problem is this;
When I boot the system in normal mode, I get to the part where I need to enter my password to login. Once i do that, all I get is a black screen with the mouse pointer that moves about normally. I've waited for the normal desktop environment to appear (ie icons and taskbar) but this doesn't happen (btw, my desktop background color is always black).
The system boots perfectly in safe mode.

Yesterday was the first time in over a year I used utorrent. I used to get the BSOD when I used to use it. I couldn't rectify the problem and hence had stopped using it. It worked fine yesterday though.

Any idea whats happening and how I could fix the problem?

A:Windows doesn't login properly in normal mode but fine in safe mode

I've tried running SFC /SCANNOW a couple of times but I keep getting a message that there may be corrupted files. I also created the sfcdetails.txt file.
Going to try the system restore option now

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I need some help please as I do not know where to start.

I installed a Windows Update a few days ago and then got a BSOD the next time I turned my PC on. So I did a system recovery and this seemed to work.

Now, it's happened again without me doing a Windows Update and I cannot get into safe mode.

I am really sorry but I cannot even follow the BSOD instructions to run a diagnostic tool because I literally cannot get into anything to run the diagnostics.

Can anyone offer me advice?

A:Windows Normal Mode Crashes to BSOD and Safe Mode doesn't load

We can offer the best assistance if you would upload the following information
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

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