AHCI issues

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Netman, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. Netman

    Netman Guest

    Thought I would try the AHCI option with my hard drive in Vista 64-bit.
    Turned on the option in the bios, installed motherboard drivers and
    everything seemed to work fine. However, periodically when trying to write
    to the drive I would receive an error indicating that the drive was "write
    protected." I went back to the bios, turned the option back to IDE and
    everything seems to be working fine. Not sure if this is a AHCI
    implementation problem on my motheboard (Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P using the
    onboard Gigabyte controller) OR a problem with Vista 64-bit. Any thoughts?
     
    Netman, Dec 29, 2007
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  2. Maybe you have to install drivers for AHCI?
    I have Vista x64 on a machine with AHCI option enabled, but it was enabled
    from start and no problem to install Vista. Drivers for AHCI are inbox Vista.
    If you enable AHCI after the Vista install, you may have to install the
    Intel Matrix Storage Manager.


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    "Netman" wrote:

    > Thought I would try the AHCI option with my hard drive in Vista 64-bit.
    > Turned on the option in the bios, installed motherboard drivers and
    > everything seemed to work fine. However, periodically when trying to write
    > to the drive I would receive an error indicating that the drive was "write
    > protected." I went back to the bios, turned the option back to IDE and
    > everything seems to be working fine. Not sure if this is a AHCI
    > implementation problem on my motheboard (Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P using the
    > onboard Gigabyte controller) OR a problem with Vista 64-bit. Any thoughts?
    >
    >
     
    Maratonmannen, Dec 30, 2007
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  3. Netman

    Netman Guest

    Thanks for the suggestion. I did, in fact, install Gigabyte drivers. Must
    admit that this could be a Gigabyte issue. Haven't tried it using the Intel
    chipset SATA controller and Matrix Storage Manager.


    "Maratonmannen" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Maybe you have to install drivers for AHCI?
    > I have Vista x64 on a machine with AHCI option enabled, but it was enabled
    > from start and no problem to install Vista. Drivers for AHCI are inbox
    > Vista.
    > If you enable AHCI after the Vista install, you may have to install the
    > Intel Matrix Storage Manager.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Asus P5WDG2 WS Pro (i975X Express)
    > Coreâ„¢ 2 Extreme X6800
    > RAPTOR 2x150 GB RAID 0
    > 4GB DDR2 800MHz
    > GeForce 8800GTX
    > Enermax 1000W 75A@+12V
    > LAN 100/100
    > XP x64 dualboot Vista x64
    >
    >
    > "Netman" wrote:
    >
    >> Thought I would try the AHCI option with my hard drive in Vista 64-bit.
    >> Turned on the option in the bios, installed motherboard drivers and
    >> everything seemed to work fine. However, periodically when trying to
    >> write
    >> to the drive I would receive an error indicating that the drive was
    >> "write
    >> protected." I went back to the bios, turned the option back to IDE and
    >> everything seems to be working fine. Not sure if this is a AHCI
    >> implementation problem on my motheboard (Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P using the
    >> onboard Gigabyte controller) OR a problem with Vista 64-bit. Any
    >> thoughts?
    >>
    >>
     
    Netman, Dec 30, 2007
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  4. Netman

    Theo Guest

    Actually the issue is between Intel and Microsoft. Intel is
    the owner of the AHCI project, but Microsoft has not kept
    it's operating systems up to date to cope with the AHCI
    standard.

    If you really want something to get heart burn over, try
    installing with a SATA optical drive. If you search the
    internet you will find that some hardware won't work and
    other hardware will. So, it's a crap shoot as to whether
    you can install a system on drives with the controller set
    to AHCI.

    You can thank Intel and Microsoft for this can of worms!!!


    Netman wrote:
    > Thanks for the suggestion. I did, in fact, install Gigabyte drivers.
    > Must admit that this could be a Gigabyte issue. Haven't tried it using
    > the Intel chipset SATA controller and Matrix Storage Manager.
    >
    >
    > "Maratonmannen" <> wrote in
    > message news:...
    >> Maybe you have to install drivers for AHCI?
    >> I have Vista x64 on a machine with AHCI option enabled, but it was
    >> enabled
    >> from start and no problem to install Vista. Drivers for AHCI are inbox
    >> Vista.
    >> If you enable AHCI after the Vista install, you may have to install the
    >> Intel Matrix Storage Manager.
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Asus P5WDG2 WS Pro (i975X Express)
    >> Coreâ„¢ 2 Extreme X6800
    >> RAPTOR 2x150 GB RAID 0
    >> 4GB DDR2 800MHz
    >> GeForce 8800GTX
    >> Enermax 1000W 75A@+12V
    >> LAN 100/100
    >> XP x64 dualboot Vista x64
    >>
    >>
    >> "Netman" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Thought I would try the AHCI option with my hard drive in Vista 64-bit.
    >>> Turned on the option in the bios, installed motherboard drivers and
    >>> everything seemed to work fine. However, periodically when trying to
    >>> write
    >>> to the drive I would receive an error indicating that the drive was
    >>> "write
    >>> protected." I went back to the bios, turned the option back to IDE and
    >>> everything seems to be working fine. Not sure if this is a AHCI
    >>> implementation problem on my motheboard (Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3P using the
    >>> onboard Gigabyte controller) OR a problem with Vista 64-bit. Any
    >>> thoughts?
    >>>
    >>>

    >
     
    Theo, Dec 30, 2007
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