Solved

Lenovo X201 running AHCi in XP

Posted on 2011-03-02
7
3,658 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi experts,

i recently bought a Lenovo X201. When I install XP on it, i found it doesn't support AHCI, so i have to change the SATA in BIOS to "Compatibility".  I can install XP without problem after making such change.
But now according to the Lenovo site here:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-74430

it states that i can change back to AHCI after install the driver.  I tried, but it simply doesn't work.  Anyone can give some clue?


thanks,
0
Comment
Question by:aska1979
7 Comments
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:Davis McCarn
ID: 35022528
Your link is for the 64 bit versions.  Did you need, perchance, the 32 bit one?
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=MIGR-74431
P.S. If you need more help, please post the machine type (i.e.3294-m5u)
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:noxcho
ID: 35022649
You need first to enable iastor (AHCI) in registry first: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:jamietoner
ID: 35023430
If it comes to it what I have done in the past
is used nlite to slipstream the driver onto an
 Xp cd then used it to boot to setup(with ahci enabled) and run a repair.
0
Save on storage to protect fatherhood memories

You're the dad who has everything. This Father's Day, make sure your family memories are protected. My Passport Ultra has automatic backup and password protection to keep your cherished photos and videos safe. With up to 3TB, you have plenty of room to hold the adventures ahead.

 

Author Comment

by:aska1979
ID: 35023615
Hi DavisMcCarn

The model is 3626-Q3B.
I followed the site you provided and downloaded the exe, but still couldn't get it work.

However, while the site mentioned there should be
¿Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
¿Intel® 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
¿Intel® ICH8M-E/ICH9M-E/5 Series SATA RAID Controller

I can only see the following on my laptop:
Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 3B2D
Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 3B2E
Primary IDE Controller
Primary IDE Controller
Secondary IDE Controller
Secondary IDE Controller

Perhaps i am missing something? Many Thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:aska1979
ID: 35023624
Hi Noxcho,

After i ran the fix listed on the MS site, it prompted me that
"This Microsoft Fix it does not apply to your operating system or application version"

thanks
0
 

Author Comment

by:aska1979
ID: 35024010
0
 
LVL 46

Accepted Solution

by:
noxcho earned 500 total points
ID: 35024749
Actually fix was not for your system. I was referring to manual fix instructions (editing registry). And you tried automatic one. The fix suggested in your link is almost the same in MS link - but editing registry.
0

Featured Post

Superior storage. Superior surveillance.

WD Purple drives are built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With support for up to 8 hard drives and 32 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 10 problem with trackpad 10 59
Bluetooth speakers and my laptop 5 57
Dell Laptop M6800 6 72
Upgraded ram but no difference 22 56
Sometimes you have a CD / DVD drive that will not show up in Windows Explorer under My Computer.  There could be a number of reasons for this, which this article will discuss.   I will cover a few basic ways you can try to find the problem yourself.…
SCOPE I WILL CONCENTRATE ON LCD SCREEN INVERTOR , CCFL BULB PROBLEMS.   The old question "My laptop screen is black what can it be ?". POSSIBLE PROBLEMS ARE.  1. INVERTER BOARD IS BAD.  2. CCFL BULB IN LCD SCREEN IS BAD.  3. NO VIDEO TO T…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, fr…
Learn how to create flexible layouts using relative units in CSS.  New relative units added in CSS3 include vw(viewports width), vh(viewports height), vmin(minimum of viewports height and width), and vmax (maximum of viewports height and width).

910 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now