Dual boot - Windows 10 - Ubuntu - ACHI issues

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  1. Posts : 5
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    Dual boot - Windows 10 - Ubuntu - ACHI issues


    Hello

    I'm trying to dual-boot a new Acer laptop which already has Windows 10 on, adding Ubuntu. To install Ubuntu I need to change the SATA mode to ACHI. Windows does not boot when ACHI is used (No Bootable Device identified).

    Here are the things I've already tried:
    - Re-boot in safe mode, change UEFI setting to ACHI, let windows install ACHI driver and then reboot (the method you find everywhere). -> This did not work, Safe mode does not boot when ACHI setting is on.
    - Change the registry DWORD(s) files to 0 (3 of them iaStorV, iaStorAVC and storahci) and rebooted, changed to AHCI. -> This did not work, I get the same 'No Bootable Device' message.
    - A combination of these two approaches -> it did not work either.

    Note I've not installed Ubuntu yet but I have created the partition.

    Can someone advise on what else I can try?

    Best

    Sid
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  2. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #2

    Did you changed the the UEFI BIOS settings from RAID to AHCI ?
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  3. Posts : 5
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Megahertz said:
    Did you changed the the UEFI BIOS settings from RAID to AHCI ?
    Yes, in all manipulations I tried I changed the UEFI BIOS settings to AHCI. Windows does not boot after that., safe mode on or not.
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  4. Megahertz's Avatar
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       #4

    You have to boot into windows, change to AHCI in windows settings, shutdown, change BIOS to AHCI then boot.
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  5. Posts : 5
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    Megahertz said:
    You have to boot into windows, change to AHCI in windows settings, shutdown, change BIOS to AHCI then boot.
    Isn’t that what I do when I modify the registry? (Second dash in my first message)

    Is there another way to do this?
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    I believe to go from RAID to AHCI you have to reinstall the OS. Have you tried deleting the RAID drivers/software in device manager before rebooting into UEFI settings?
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  7. Megahertz's Avatar
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       #7

    Years ago I changed from RAID to AHCI but don't remember what I did. But yes, it's possible.

    This thread my help: Switch from Raid to AHCI
    SOLUTION: Switch Windows 10 from RAID/IDE to AHCI operation | Triple-S Computers Blog – Louisville, KY computer repair specialist
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  8. Posts : 5
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I believe to go from RAID to AHCI you have to reinstall the OS. Have you tried deleting the RAID drivers/software in device manager before rebooting into UEFI settings?
    Thanks! I might give it a try; a bit edgy about deleting the RAID drivers though so will have to read about it first
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  9. Berton's Avatar
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    A few weeks ago I had to reinstall Win10 Insider Preview but didn't think about the 2 HDDs in the box. Win10 picked up the setting in the BIOS that was RAID/AHCI and automatically set up RAID. Later I decided to remove the second/D: drive and Windows wouldn't reboot, ended up with a single drive, second drive gone and a clean install of Win10. It seems that Win10 can be too smart for its own good sometimes.
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  10. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #10

    sid arp, did you disabled fast boot? Fast boot loads a hibernation file so it can be that it's preventing a clean boot.
    I know you can do it. read my post #7
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