Windows 10: Install AHCI Driver after Win 10 installation

  1.    09 Aug 2015 #1

    Install AHCI Driver after Win 10 installation


    Hi All.

    I would appreciate some help on this one. I found a spare 160GB SATA Drive on which I have decided to install a trial of Win 10 to explore it further for now.

    The only way that I could get this HD to be seen in the BIOS would be to change the SATA Bios setting from AHCI to IDE. Which I subsequently did and installed win 10. However changing the BIOS SATA setting back to AHCI brings up a boot error.

    How can I now install the AHCI Driver so that I boot using AHCI mode going forward. My mainboard is a Intel DH67BL.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Dave
    Last edited by davpet; 09 Aug 2015 at 17:14. Reason: Omitted information
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  2. Posts : 4
    Win 10 Professional 64-bit
       10 Aug 2015 #2

    I fell into this trap with my new SSD. I posted details of a solution which worked for me here:
    https://www.tenforums.com/performance...tml#post332243
    I hope you have the same luck.
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  3.    10 Aug 2015 #3

    davpet said: View Post
    Hi All.

    I would appreciate some help on this one. I found a spare 160GB SATA Drive on which I have decided to install a trial of Win 10 to explore it further for now.

    The only way that I could get this HD to be seen in the BIOS would be to change the SATA Bios setting from AHCI to IDE. Which I subsequently did and installed win 10. However changing the BIOS SATA setting back to AHCI brings up a boot error.

    How can I now install the AHCI Driver so that I boot using AHCI mode going forward. My mainboard is a Intel DH67BL.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Dave
    I ran into the same problem while trying to do a fresh install of Windows 10 after having successfully upgraded a Win 7 system already in AHCI mode (1155 Gigabyte motherboard). I solved my problem by doing a fresh reinstall of Win 7, activating AHCI mode, then upgrading to Windows 10 on that fresh Win7 install. Would have tried Toobad's solution had I known about it.
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #4

    Hi All.

    Thank you for your contributions. I have tried your Toobad but unfortunately did not resolve the issue. Windows will not boot even into safe mode upon changing to AHCI.

    I believe it is worth mentioning though as I might be missing something. When I initially installed the drive which was clean then it did not register in the bios when AHCI was enabled but only when IDE was enabled, would this have something to do with it or not.

    Thank you for your time.

    Dave
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  5.    11 Aug 2015 #5

    Strange as I have seen Toobad's solution elsewhere and I used it a week ago on a SSD with success.

    Got another one to do tomorrow so hope it works again!

    Your mention of a no show in the BIOS is a worry as I am sure mine showed up when changed to AHCI even when it wasn't booting.

    Hope you get it going but I think an SSD shows the benefit more than a std spinner.
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