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Old November 14, 2010, 06:00 PM
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Default How the f&@# do you get esata to work

Purchased a BlacX USB 2 & eSata and no dice on 4 computers ...
If I switch to AHCI in bios ... windows doesn't boot.
Works fine on USB.
What's the deal here ...
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Old November 14, 2010, 06:06 PM
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You need to select AHCI before you install windows, and/or do some googling as to how to set it after the fact.
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Old November 14, 2010, 07:42 PM
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Requires a registry edit because stupid Windoze disables AHCI since it's not needed after your install.

windows 7 solution:
How to enable AHCI in Windows 7 RC after installation | iThinkDifferent

General Tips Switch from IDE to AHCI after Installation [Archive] - TheWindows7Site

Changing BIOS from IDE mode to SATA AHCI mode, after WHS is already installed

For XP (similar process):
HOWTO: enable AHCI mode after installing Windows - PC Perspective Forums

If you have an AMD mobo, it's whatever AMD SATA controller download you use. Go to your mobo website and find which one and do the same except for the AMD-based mobo SATA controller (aka the AHCI/RAID driver for your AMD mobo).
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