How to switch to AHCI mode on an image after windows installation
Posted on 2009-02-14
WINDOWS XP SP3 IMAGE SEALED WITH SYSPREP SP3 SENT WITH GHOST 2.0
I recently sealed an image on a HP Compaq DC7800 under AHCI mode with a Seagate SATA Drive
I then sent the image to a HP Compaq DC7900 under AHCI mode with a Western Digital SATA Drive.
On the 7900 AHCI was set prior to sending the image. On boot afterwords it continues to say windows didn't start correctly and it gives me the selection of Save Mode and all the other options. If I switched afterwords to IDE mode on the 7900 that already had the image sent to it the results were the same.
I then changed to IDE mode on the 7900, then sent the image, and it booted into sysprep and then into windows.
After that I try and change the mode back to AHCI and it would go back into the safemode prompt.
I reinstalled the chipset (No change)
I downloaded the Intel matrix storage manager 220.127.116.117 (English: iata87enu.exe) though when I attempted to install it it states
This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software.
Setup will exit.
Intel's F6 Instructions I followed with a CD with the following at the root
The CD would not boot when using F6
I have not used a Floppy drive yet to perform the same
I have done this in the past with the above files.
I cannot recall the process involved though it was under windows without utilizing a boot disk.
I have to make the image work under AHCI mode and then seal the image afterwords because all the machines that are coming in are already set at that mode and it's too many machines to change it.
Any help is greatly appreciated