Again, this does NOT install anything. You may have to register before you can post: Here is the real solution: I’m sorry i dont understand what you mean by F6 floppy folder and use the file “iaahci. If i do this will i be able to get rid of vista and run win xp in ahci mode? Only downside is that you will have to reinstall XP.

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The difference between AHCI and ATA mode is the support of hot-swappable drives irrelevant in notebooksnative command queuing NCQand the use of a flash module m1350 a hard drive cache. Save it on a disk or USB Stick.

Do you think that the above instructions will work for me? ApostateTapir Dec 6, I dont think they need to be upgraded. And I hear he’s pretty handsome to boot.

It is very very xpa to do. Need help with final selection FiredogutDec 15,in forum: Does anyone know if this would cause any kind of problems in the future? Strangely I am using some software that was not stable with with Windows Vista and is not yet supported with Windows 7.


Point it to C: I got it all working already. I have no idea what the Flash Cahce does of it really do anything under Winxp.

No, create an account now. You’ll probably notice a small performance boost by turning it on. Or you could just look into slipstreaming the drivers into your XP CD. If i try to switch back to ahci i get BSOD. Sorry I dont understand.

Need help switching back to ahci on XPS M1530

Hi i have a brand new xps m and i recently removed vista and installed windows xp on it. I will choose the driver to install. Good luck, I know this works because I used this method on my desktop in my signature to udate the drivers as well. No problems leaving it as ATA, just supposed to be a bit faster on data transfer speeds. TusinJul 11, I’ve been using the laptop under ATA and have not had any problems with dfll.

Yes, my password is: Similar Threads – Need help zhci. I’m an idiot and I need help ApostateTapirDec 6,in forum: You may have to register before you can post: I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers.


SATA harddrive running in AHCI or ATA mode. any difference?

I have the same 1m530 in the Device Manager: Alienware 17 and M17x. All times are GMT Do you already have an account? I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers I did what u said and it booted up fine. Originally Posted by kent You can use a program like nLite to help you.