I am reinstalling an OS on a laptop and the only way the HDD is recognized is if I disable rapid start, and disable RAID in BIOS.
In the BIOS, the settings available for :
Sata Controller working mode
Compatible: SATA controller operates in IDE mode
AHCI mode: SATA controller operates in AHCI mode.
The available BIOS settings for rapid start are Enabled and Disabled.
I changed the BIOS setting to AHCI and disabled rapid start. When I boot to the install disk, it is now able to see the resident HDD.
After reinstallingthe OS, I would like to re enable Rapid start. Is there a correct way to do this? Or, do I just put the SATA controller back in RAID mode, and then Enable Rapid start in the rapid start BIOS configuration? Will rapid start rebuild whatever files it needs and boot correctly?