How to Install Ahci Support for Ati Sb600 Sata Controllers on Existing Windows Installations Schenectady NY

SATA is the new standard for communication between a computer system and hard drives, CD and DVD drives, etc., and replaces the slower IDE standard. However, many people do not realize that SATA comes in two flavours: AHCI mode, or "real" SATA mode, and a form of IDE emulation over the SATA bus. Windows XP does not have native support for AHCI. My motherboard (an Asus M3A) sets AHCI off by default. Booting the Windows XP Professional x64 CD actually bluescreens when AHCI mode is enabled from the BIOS (even when I preloaded the AHCI drivers onto a burned disc with WinLite), so I had to install Windows with AHCI disabled. The problem with this situation is as follows.When AHCI is disabled in the BIOS, booting Windows works just fine, but as soon as you try to install AHCI drivers for your chipset they fail - because no AHCI support is detected, since it's disabled. When you reboot and ena...

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