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Could not make it work in AHCI mode

My laptop hard disk supports AHCI mode but if I enable it in BIOS, the system crashes soon after the log in screen in XP. I understand that AHCI drivers are needed but do not know how and where to obtain them and install. I searched on net but found AHCI drivers for only intel boards. Mine is Acer Grosmoor board on nVidia MCP77 chipset having an AMD Turion QL-60 processor.

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  • Sudhamshu Chandra Jan 24, 2009

    MCP77 from nVidia. It is my chipset.

  • Sudhamshu Chandra Feb 04, 2009

    I have that AHCI driver but in it, there is no setup file. How can I install in Windows XP? I have all that files in a zip file.

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    i have acer aspire 4530 but soon my system crash , that time i installed xp supported driver in my acer driver cd but may be some problem there my AHCI mode still not working.

  • ashu_jais302 Feb 21, 2009

    My laptop hard disk supports AHCI mode but if I enable it in BIOS, the system crashes soon after the log in screen in XP. I dont understand that

  • Sudhamshu Chandra Apr 13, 2009

    When you put it in AHCI mode, it just quits installing and restarts. It never asks for any drivers.


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What kindda chipset your laptop is?

It's must obtained in your OEM site

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

  • achmad baihaqi Jan 24, 2009

    download nvidia detonator

  • achmad baihaqi Jan 24, 2009

    no no no

    install with XP SP3

    it's will know Nvidia AHCI driver


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Based on my Vista installation, make sure you install the OS in AHCI mode. Then you will be asked to load the appropriate driver. You should be able to download the xp driver for nvidia chipset in the Acer driver download website (Acer). Load it before proceeding the installation. That should take care of the problem.

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