03-17-2018 07:27 AM
I have just installed the MX500 SSD in my desktop and after a couple of software issues I am up and running.
I installed Storage Executive which gave a recommendation to alter a BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI which I did but this would not allow my computer to boot up. I reverted back to IDE and everything was running.
In case there was any problems I uninstalled Storage Executive.
Would anyone care to give me some feedback on this. Also should I re-install Storage Executive and just ignre this recommendation.
03-17-2018 07:56 AM
Windows only enables the storage driver for the mdoe used during installation. Sop if you change to AHCI after installation, Windows can't find your drive.
Follow this guide if you'd liek to enable the AHCI driver: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-hardware-winpc/how-to-enable-ahci-for-s...
03-17-2018 08:02 AM - edited 03-17-2018 08:03 AM
Thinking about it... I'm a bit surprised Storage Exec makes that recommendation. It *is* required to make the drive run optimally. But as you've seen - people unfamiliar enough with AHCI that they're not already using can't actually just change it...
03-18-2018 08:01 AM
Thanks for the replies.
I've done a bit of searching on the web and I got various solutions to my problem.
I got a simple solution to enable AHCI on my computer without having to manually alter the registry.
I re-installed Storage Executive and all seems fine now.
03-18-2018 10:37 AM
What is that simple solution please? It may help others.
03-22-2018 05:42 AM
Here is the solution I came across and it works.
I found the solution without having to do a manual registry hack!
03-22-2018 06:32 AM
I guess this is a 10 feature? (maybe even 8??) Would explain why i couldn't find a guide to fixing it in 10 and why I've not heard of this is a solution for older Windows.