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Gigabyte motherboard

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Godmyeyesarebad!, Feb 23, 2011.

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    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
    Processor Count: 6
    RAM: 8189 Mb
    Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5700 Series, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 1430596 MB, Free - 1334064 MB; J: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 128318 MB; K: Total - 1907695 MB, Free - 1810398 MB;
    Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-870A-UD3, x.x,
    Antivirus: BullGuard Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

    My PC specs are as above.

    I have a CD/DVD drive with the Lightscribe facility which I can't get to work. I've been in touch with Lightscribe and their forum and they say it could be a problem with the mobo settings. Here is a copy of their last posting :
    In your particular case your Samsung Lightscribe drive requires AHCI to be enabled on the SATA port the drive is connected to. Apparently Gigabyte motherboards do not have AHCI enabled by default. Ask your tech to walk you through/perform the process and verify changing the setting doesn't adversely affect any of his configuration. It involves editing the registry in Windows 7. (The value data entry is numeric 0 ) I think your motherboard may also support individual or bank SATA port mode configuration in the BIOS settings so the method is best left to your tech. I also was talking to Samsung tech support and he thinks as well that that is your underlying problem at this point.....

    My value data entry is numeric 3. I have done some research and found this site useful
    http://www.windows7news.com/2010/05/25/how-to-enable-ahci-in-windows-7/
    but I think I need some guidance when it comes to the BIOS settings. I've been trying to contact the techie who built the PC but I've not had any response to my emails and it's been going on for quite some time now so I thought maybe I would like to have a go at it with the help from this forum.
     
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