I Fouled Up

Discussion in 'hardware' started by WilliamP, Oct 28, 2011.

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I built a computer and I guess that when I first set it up my system drive was in IDE mode. I removed the original HD and installed an Intel SSD. I did not realize my mistake at the time. Is there any way to go to AHCI without a complete pain?
     
  2. philby

    philby Registered Member

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    Hi WilliamP

    Maybe post 2 from here will help...?

    philby
     
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    Does Windows disks come with the AHCI drivers?
     
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    WilliamP,

    You have a license for TBOSDT Pro. That will fix it.

    Which OS do you have? What do you see when you set your BIOS to AHCI and try to boot the SSD?
     
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    I have Win. XP Home. The computer in question is my wifes and there is a lot of pictures and software on it. I am in the process of planning a new build for her, so I am not going to do anything right now. I plan to take her computer and get everything straightened out then use it myself. Right now I am on a E8500 overclocked to 4.25. I just like building them. I am just trying to get my plan of attack set up for when I am ready.
     
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    When you change the BIOS to AHCI you are creating "dissimilar hardware". TBOSDT can install drivers into the non booting system.

    There is a tutorial here... (you are licensed for IFL too)

    http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/howto/index.htm

    See "Restoring to dissimilar hardware using Image for Linux (video)" The first 2/3 of the video doesn't apply to you. Only the last third.
     
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    Thank you Brian.
     
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