I was looking for this solution about 6 months! December 6, at 6: Some of the steps above from Steve appears to be easy, but I have a few queries. Select OK to reboot. A good portion of the programming isn’t available in 64bit, and I’m not going to change either of my two Win 7 units to 32bit.

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Also, a quick question. April 6, at 1: April 2, at 4: My work computer is also AMD. Problem is, no luck, so far.

Oct 10, Posts: And the coolest thing is that it works! Wed Apr 01, 2: November 22, at 5: Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

How To Change Disk Controller Mode From IDE to AHCI Without Reinstalling Windows XP

It all depends on your controller manufacturer. Boots faster by 55 seconds.


Thanks to anyone who can either help, or add some suggestions! Thu Apr 09, 8: You mshaci do much if your motherboard doesn’t support AHCI. Mon Apr 13, 2: Now I see how my Dad got an ulcer!

Select OK to reboot.

How to Enable AHCI in WinXP – The Corsair User Forums

Thanks for putting this together. I tried your suggestion, but fail, my bios version 1. So that is where things stand for you.

I use MagicISO its free and very basic.

Then it’s all dependant on your controller manufacturer. Find all posts by Big Elf.

AHCI and windows XP

January 14, xo 2: Still I’d like to post the steps I followed since there are some differences and it may be helpful for some other people.

Rebooted with the drives back in place, and all was good. June 8, at 4: Choose have disc and browse for your driver file for intel, or whatever version you have, and then choose the driver which matches the southbridge version for whats indicated in CPUZ. Thank You very much! It took no more than 10 maahci. Thanks for the feedback.


The second method works flawlessly! May 29, at 7: October 12, at 5: