Tag Archive: AHCI

Oct 30 2011

Install SATA driver on Lenovo U350 after XP install

It seems that the BIOS reverts to its defaults values on certain situations (loss of battery power, BSOD, etc). One setting is the SATA native mode : AHCI mode instead of IDE. Because XP was installed with BIOS set to IDE, this keeps Windows from loading, resulting in a BSOD. Also, using AHCI should improve …

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Aug 15 2011

Windows XP USB Floppy problem

One day i needed to install Windows XP on a laptop with Intel SATA AHCI enabled. I failed integrating the drivers with nLite (it’s because i used a SP3 version, instead of XP SP2 – but this is another story). It appears that Windows XP doesn’t “support” my USB Floppy during it’s install. Yes, it …

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