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Dell Insprion 620/Vostro 260 AHCI request
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(10-01-2014, 12:05 PM)ognop Wrote:
(09-30-2014, 03:20 PM)Paquette Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 08:11 AM)ermax Wrote: You can download it here:
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uegh0q8szl0haaz/MS-A10AHCI.zip

Just extract it to a folder and then run Install.bat.

I just downloaded the file. Does not install because I have already unpatched A10 running. Message: "same or older" and I can only choose "quit".
Tried to "downgrade" BIOS by flashing A08 but same message.

Does anyone know a way how to get the A10AHCI installed? A patch to toggle between IDE and AHCI would be great...

Why did Dell disable AHCI in the first place? Angry

Argh wish I had read this before I updated to A10. Silly me, thinking Dell's latest BIOS would have unlocked AHCI.

Now to find a way to downgrade the bios first...

Ok problem fixed! (For a Dell Vostro 260 running Windows 7 64bit)

In Windows 7, I opened a CMD window (run as admin) and traversed to where the MS-A10.exe file was.

Then I typed MS-A10.exe /forceit

BUT DON'T CLICK ANYTHING ELSE YET. Leave the bios updater open.

Go to your temp folder (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\) and the last folder created should be MS-A10. Either manually edit the MS-A10.BIN [using software like AMIBCP] to your preferences, or just copy the already edited BIN from the dropbox file so graciously provided above by ermax (rename his MS-A10AHCI.BIN to MS-A10.BIN).

Now click Update in the bios updater and reboot when it's done.

On bootup, confirm the BIOS now includes SATA settings but don't change them yet.

I let Windows load and then I used Regedit to change the "Start" value at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlset\Services\msahci to a 0. Rebooted, went back into BIOS and turned on AHCI mode.

Windows automatically loaded new drivers on this boot. I manually updated those drivers to the ones downloaded from Intel here afterwards.

Here's my before and after results.
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#12
(10-01-2014, 12:05 PM)ognop Wrote:
(09-30-2014, 03:20 PM)Paquette Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 08:11 AM)ermax Wrote: You can download it here:
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uegh0q8szl0haaz/MS-A10AHCI.zip

Just extract it to a folder and then run Install.bat.

I just downloaded the file. Does not install because I have already unpatched A10 running. Message: "same or older" and I can only choose "quit".
Tried to "downgrade" BIOS by flashing A08 but same message.

Does anyone know a way how to get the A10AHCI installed? A patch to toggle between IDE and AHCI would be great...

Why did Dell disable AHCI in the first place? Angry

Argh wish I had read this before I updated to A10. Silly me, thinking Dell's latest BIOS would have unlocked AHCI.

Now to find a way to downgrade the bios first...


We can try if You get a Bios Backup of previous version !
Regards

(10-01-2014, 01:39 PM)ognop Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 12:05 PM)ognop Wrote:
(09-30-2014, 03:20 PM)Paquette Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 08:11 AM)ermax Wrote: You can download it here:
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uegh0q8szl0haaz/MS-A10AHCI.zip

Just extract it to a folder and then run Install.bat.

I just downloaded the file. Does not install because I have already unpatched A10 running. Message: "same or older" and I can only choose "quit".
Tried to "downgrade" BIOS by flashing A08 but same message.

Does anyone know a way how to get the A10AHCI installed? A patch to toggle between IDE and AHCI would be great...

Why did Dell disable AHCI in the first place? Angry

Argh wish I had read this before I updated to A10. Silly me, thinking Dell's latest BIOS would have unlocked AHCI.

Now to find a way to downgrade the bios first...

Ok problem fixed! (For a Dell Vostro 260 running Windows 7 64bit)

In Windows 7, I opened a CMD window (run as admin) and traversed to where the MS-A10.exe file was.

Then I typed MS-A10.exe /forceit

BUT DON'T CLICK ANYTHING ELSE YET. Leave the bios updater open.

Go to your temp folder (C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Temp\) and the last folder created should be MS-A10. Either manually edit the MS-A10.BIN [using software like AMIBCP] to your preferences, or just copy the already edited BIN from the dropbox file so graciously provided above by ermax (rename his MS-A10AHCI.BIN to MS-A10.BIN).

Now click Update in the bios updater and reboot when it's done.

On bootup, confirm the BIOS now includes SATA settings but don't change them yet.

I let Windows load and then I used Regedit to change the "Start" value at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlset\Services\msahci to a 0. Rebooted, went back into BIOS and turned on AHCI mode.

Windows automatically loaded new drivers on this boot. I manually updated those drivers to the ones downloaded from Intel here afterwards.

Here's my before and after results.

Hi friend,
Very good job !!!
Many thanks to share your knowledgement.
Regards

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(10-01-2014, 12:05 PM)ognop Wrote:
(09-30-2014, 03:20 PM)Paquette Wrote:
(07-25-2013, 08:11 AM)ermax Wrote: You can download it here:
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uegh0q8szl0haaz/MS-A10AHCI.zip

Just extract it to a folder and then run Install.bat.

I just downloaded the file. Does not install because I have already unpatched A10 running. Message: "same or older" and I can only choose "quit".
Tried to "downgrade" BIOS by flashing A08 but same message.

Does anyone know a way how to get the A10AHCI installed? A patch to toggle between IDE and AHCI would be great...

Why did Dell disable AHCI in the first place? Angry

Argh wish I had read this before I updated to A10. Silly me, thinking Dell's latest BIOS would have unlocked AHCI.

Now to find a way to downgrade the bios first...

I have a very simple solution for this problem. Edit the "install.bat" file:
override "start C:\Users\noelh\Desktop\MS-A10\RosaBUU.exe" to "start RosaBUU.exe"
override "/BiosVer A10AHCI" to "/BiosVer A11AHCI"
Save and run install.bat.

It works....
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#14
(07-25-2013, 08:11 AM)ermax Wrote: The H61 can run AHCI. There are other H61 boards out there that do have AHCI enabled. I modified the A10 bios and enabled the AHCI option along with the ability to turn on dual monitors (so you can run the integrated GPU and add on GPU at the same time).

You can download it here:
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/uegh0q8szl0haaz/MS-A10AHCI.zip

Just extract it to a folder and then run Install.bat.

Thank you very much the BIOS worked perfectly and was able to get an SSD running in AHCI mode on a Dell Vostro 260.
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