Cut a long story short, my main harddrive is failing, im getting alot of smart errors on it, funny enough this is my Games drive/Windows drive so it was probily the reason why my windows froze up at times and even restarted my pc when i was in games.
So I finally got my self a 2x OCZ Vertex 3 SSD drive(One drive is for friend).I honestly could not update firmware due to half the machines I have at work and at home has IDE configurations, soon as I switch to ACHI mode in the BIOS windows just wont go in(BSOD).
Clarify this if possile - You are able to go into safe mode and switch windows to use AHCI mode instead of IDE through editing some reg keys?If so where the?
Ok so now to the real problem, so about 10 pm last night I just had enough and pulled all drives out except the SSD's, windows started it thirteen year journey of trying to install, it starts up fine and everything, extracts the files to the drive, but as soon as it hits Excuting applications. bam i get an error, I have tried it about twice last night.
After doing some research while trying to get some sleep, I stumble upon my motherboards driver downloads and see under the SATA section that there is a driver for ACHI (However I always thought this was for RAID systems which im not wanting to run).
So now im going to download that tonight and hopefully get windows to use this driver before installing..
(I hope this works)..Any advice would be appreciated.
Also take note that I also tried installing on the Spare SSD with same result.
CPU:- i7 D920 - 2.6Ghz
Mobo:- Asus P6T Delux V2 1366
RAM:- 6 GB - 1033 Mhz
PSU:- 1000W Corsair Modular
GPU:- 1X GTX 590 (another on the way)
Yeah I did update BIOS to the latest version 1202 but the update only fixes known logitech problems.
Yip it looks like Driver for SATA is "Intel(R) AHCI/RAID Driver Disk for Windows 32/64bit XP & Windows 32/64bit Vista & 32/64bit Windows 7"
Thing is i dont want to Raid them, But i know when XP was out and the new SATA technology came out you had to have Drivers, so i thoght the above should help just like XP days.