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How to change from ide to ahci in windows 8

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    How to change from ide to ahci in windows 8


    Hi I ma having problems in windows 8 from changing ide to ahci , it crashes at startup if I do the switch in bios and it is hard to fix after, meaning have a hard time to get to desktop. Can anyone give me the right steps pls? Thks

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    Try "Let me fix it myself" method, don't use the "Fix it", it was probably for Windows 7/Vista I think.
    Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive
    EDIT: It might work but not guaranteed as I haven't tried.
    Last edited by brummyfan; 18 Oct 2012 at 12:25. Reason: additional info.
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    I had to do a refresh I tried everything else. There has to be a way easier to get ahci mode from ide ?Anyone else Thks for reply though, that fix it link does not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplegoop80 View Post
    I had to do a refresh I tried everything else. There has to be a way easier to get ahci mode from ide ?Anyone else Thks for reply though, that fix it link does not work.
    Did you try the method highlighted?.
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    It doesn't work same way in windows 8 have a look in registry you'll know what I mean .Thks
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    Anyone pls
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    I got it working it was a bit confusing but does work without re-installing windows.
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