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The mode in bios often change to ahci mode from ide; and ... can't booting ... every time I need to go into bios and set it to ide mode again

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Acer notebook bios settings ahci is default mode
ide mode do not change

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When you set to ide click F10(save and exit) then restart.

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How to change the ide mode into ahci on the bios?

If the BIOS supports it, the option is usually available in the advanced options area. Each BIOS is slightly different. Be advised, however that switching the mode from IDE to AHCI will result in Windows not booting if already installed. The two modes are not compatible. Using AHCI will result in needing to reload the OS. Also ensure that you backup all data on the disk as well to prevent data loss.

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How to set up AHCI mode In RS482M bios.

Hello from here you can download a manual:

If the bios is set to IDE/sata mode it will not boot when you select the ahci mode.
Your windows has to be installed again when the settings are made in the bios in order to make the ahci mode working.

More about ahci here:

Good luck

Dec 22, 2012 | EliteGroup RS482-M (RS482M10A) Motherboard

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Need manual for C51GU01

In the bios there's an option to configure SATA as "IDE", "AHCI", or "RAID".
If you don't have data to loose, try this. Install the drive, set the BIOS option to "IDE", boot to windows, install manufacturer's IDE/SATA controller drivers, restart, set the BIOS option to "AHCI".

AHCI stands for Advanced Host Controller Interface. There are rumors that setting AHCI without manufacturer's drivers will give you a BSOD. I'm not sure if you can recover it by switching back to "IDE", but it should be worth a shot.
Best of luck

Aug 13, 2012 | Intel Motherboard

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Backing up cmos settings

no you do not ..The bios settings will not be erased when you change the battery but will turn to default settings ..This is usually the setting used in this cases..
change the battery (only in case it does not hold settings and file associations or the date and clock ..if does that it needs to be changed )
After changing it ..just reboot will ask for F1 to go to setting and select the date and time ..and save changes with F10 and restart ..if it does not boot and it says it has no hard disk ..or not means you have a hard disk on sata bus..and you need to make some adjustments in Bios settings ..Open bios by pressing the del button on start or if it is a hap F10 or what is indicated on screen ..and in there select the hard disk in boot sector as first boot device ..than in advanced settings look for it ..and under sata settings ..remove the ahci mode and use sata as ide or ide mode or ide compatible ..cause your system may not have the driver for ahci ..and this can be the only issue ..Let me know if you have any problems ..

Dec 17, 2011 | HP Compaq Business d530 PC Desktop

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Hard disc not detected

I think this is not a recognizing issue ..but you should change the settings on the hard disk bus..Specially if it gives you a blue-screen error ..I think by default the hdd is running on sata ahci mode..and for this you need to load a 3rd party driver when you install the operation system ..If you reinstalled it recently .and it start doing the issues and said there is no drive present it this mode to be blamed...and you need to press f10 I think get to bios ..and in there select under advanced settings the hard disk ..(or in the devices ) ..and under its settings locate the mode ..and disable the ahci and select sata like ide or ide compatible ..or ide mode..and press F10 to save the settings and restart ..In this moment if you have a operation system and its functional it will boot with no issues..
If you want to keep the ahci mode function on ..(its faster ) you need to reload teh operation system ..and insert the driver for ahci during it ..and select it from the location by browsing ..and install it as a 3rd party driver ..and will work ..It is needed for to recognize teh hard disk in the ahci mode..and run proper ..but if the mode is changed on ide compatible ..the driver is no longer needed and the system will run without it ..and the actual difference is not that visible ..unless you have a slow system with low ram memory ..and in this case you feel the difference ..

Dec 11, 2011 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Aspire 5920G when i run my factory default dvd it downloads windows files and then says 0x0000001 boot\win32.exe file is missing or corrupt.hardware or software change has ocured the problem

if u got windows xp on it, usualy this problem apeers if u got no sata drivers for hdd, go to bios and change from from ahci mode to ide mode.

if u have install it windows in ahci mode and default change it in ide mode , u will need to change fom ide to ahci

to learn means to dont worry nothing will broke...usualy just the operation system

hope that helps

Sep 22, 2011 | Acer Aspire One PC Notebook

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I have already change bios setting to boot it from cd but still my lenovo y410 pc is not booting from cd

Does your unit give a blue screen when loading windows or formatting your unit?
if that is the case, change settings in bios from AHCI SATA Mode to IDE, then try running it again.

May 27, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Can not get it installed on Note Book computer

You should go to BIOS and set "mapped as AHCI" to SATA/IDE mode". Find any information regarding AHCI, SATA/ID mode or anything like that on your BIOS. then try to install Windows XP Home Edition

Aug 24, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Aparece un mensaje de error no arranca windows por un problema con el acpi de la maquina.

If the blue screen appers when you boot up ..right after the windows screen is on ..and shuts it down ..than you have to get to BIOS settings ..and change the hard disk bus mode.. from raid or ahci ..into Ide compatible ..or native mode.. or sata as ide...depending on what you have available ..and after that save changes with f10 and restart ..It will boot up fine ..
After you get in windows you can install raid and ahci drivers and try to see if will work in the initial mode changing back ..but if it does not work ..let it be ..and use it in ide mode..It not that mush difference anyway ..

Aug 13, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite M45-S331 Notebook

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HP probook 4710s problem

NO you cannot change a SATA drive to IDE by changing BIOS or AHCI.... it is that simple. You PC has a SATA drive. and NOT an IDE. You cannot do this at all.

Mar 19, 2010 | HP ProBook 4710s Notebook

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