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Cannot use AHCI driver for SSD

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ChaoticKinesis, Sep 21, 2011.

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  1. ChaoticKinesis

    ChaoticKinesis Thread Starter

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    I recently swapped out my motherboard for a Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3. I was trying to overclock my CPU and after a crash and CMOS reset I was no longer able to complete WEI. This was fixed by reinstalling the BIOS firmware but when I ran WEI again, I was now getting a 5.9 score for my SSD (OCZ Agility) when it was previously 7.2.

    Now I can no longer get Windows to use the AHCI driver (neither MS nor AMD) for the drive. I am running in AHCI mode but the driver being used for the SSD is a generic "disk drive" (disk.sys and partmgr.sys). When I try to update this driver, it tells me I am using the latest one; it also does not let me manually select the AHCI driver.

    After multiple attempts at switching back and forth between IDE and AHCI in the BIOS, uninstalling and reinstalling AMD AHCI drivers, nothing changes. Still the same 5.9 WEI score and generic driver. How can I fix this?

    Thanks,
    David
     
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    Thanks but I already checked that and the value is set correctly. Besides, I don't think I'd be able to boot into Windows at all if the value was not set to 0.

    After hours spent with this problem I'm assuming that the motherboard replacement corrupted the OS and will just reinstall. If this does not fix it, I will RMA the motherboard.
     
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