HP/Compaq :: How To Change Sata From IDE TO AHCI

Feb 17, 2009

i have Pavilion DV5-1112ea with limited BIOS

i want to change my IDE SATA TO AHCI...

how i can do this ?

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Acer :: AMD Vs Intel X64 Support For SATA/AHCI

Aug 9, 2008

Acer Extensa notebooks usually come with SATA drives. However, my impression is that models with Intel Core 2 Duo CPU's have built-in SATA/AHCI support in Vista, while AMD Athlon 64 X2 models do not:

- Device Manager shows the drive and controller as IDE/ATA, not SATA, even when the drive is SATA;

- there is no option in BIOS (even latest version) for switching from ATA compatibility to SATA/AHCI

It looks like AMD does not support SATA/AHCI, while AMD does not.

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May 25, 2009

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Used a program "EasyBCD" to setup dual boot. I get the dual boot screen at startup. But only XP boots. After a little probing, came to know that there are only 2 options in the BIOS for SATA operations. AHCI & ATA. If I select ATA I can boot only to XP. If I select AHCI then I can boot only into Vista. Searched around but the solutions were a bit over my head. Really appreciate if anybody could come up with something in lay mans terms.

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2) Is it enabled by default?

3) And if so, how can I tell?

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Mar 9, 2010

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I decided to try download a firmware update, but the site says not to flash SATA drives with PATA firmware.

How can I find out what it is? I can only assume its SATA. The firmware I found is for PATA!

Also I assume that the firmware I already have is older than the downloadable version (not from H.P.). The downloadable version is 1.05 from November/08. I bought my laptop in Feb/08.

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Jan 31, 2009

I have an HP dv9000 laptop.

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It was enabled when i first got my computer, and i had to disable it for XP compatibility. I figure, if it works with Vista, there's no reason it wouldnt work with Win7. Perhaps it's configured to run without the setting, so enabling it effs it up and confuses it. is there any way i can enable it again, preferably without having to do a full OS install?

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Mar 18, 2009

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May 13, 2009

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I have a Dv5t 1135ee, can anybody please direct me to the right drivers that I need to put onto my Windows XP installtion disk to not get a BSoD.

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But the dealer whom he bought the HDD from insisted that the HDD worked fine via eSATA, so it doesn't appear to be a hardware problem, nor could a defective cable be the culprit, since he used the very same.

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Does anyone know how difficult it is to physically replace the CPU. I've built desktop computers and the cpu install is not an issue. Never done it on a laptop.

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Total War System Req.
* This game uses Steam for DRM.
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Can increase anything on my laptop to play this game faster?

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I want to install mediadirect on my xps 1530. I want to follow this Dell Vista Laptop Reformat and Bloatware Removal Guide
But I have a question before beginning.

This paragraph : AHCI Concerns: On new Dell systems, they are set up to run in AHCI mode which will give you a 15% system performance boost. In many instances, the AHCI driver MUST be installed during the initial installation process for the installation to work.

Those not installing it are finding that their system may BSOD or hang during the installation and saying "Completing Installation Process". One must find the driver specific to their system either on the drivers disk that came with their laptop or at www.Dell.com in the drivers section.

Download and expand it to a USB drive or disk; the USB is preferred but it is important that you expand it on the media you just saved it to. Once done, put it aside for now .....

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Oct 11, 2009

i did a test in HDtune and i found something strange :

ide mode : burst speed - 120mb/s
cpu usage : 6,7 %

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cpu usage : 21% ( no mistake )

is this normal ? Hard disk is WD scorpio black 320gb

in HDtune i see that my hdd is set to ide - 100mb/s instead of sata

also when i connect a usb device ( after 3 connects especially) i get a BSOD and the error 0x0000008E .

I never got this error before and it all started 1 month ago, out of the blue.

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Feb 22, 2010

I connected a dvd drive to my laptop using, a sata to esata cable. my laptop has a ESATA port.

I don't know if you should post some kind of config summary (if yes let me know, I will do it promptly) basically I have a HP DV6t quad edition with an Intel 5 serie chipset,
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