I dont want vista or any partions on my hard drive. Dell does not offer this driver but it is an Intell chip after all. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. Hence I want to revert to windows XP. Kent you are a genius! And I hear he’s pretty handsome to boot. Tusin , Jul 11,

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Boot again and it will say found new hardware, it will configure it, then require a reboot again. I’m an idiot and I need help ApostateTapirDec 6,in forum: Results 1 to 13 of 13 Thread: What Notebook Should I Buy? I would suggest you either fiddle around with it if you are feeling braveor just use regular ATA ayci for your hard drive.

Save it on a disk or USB Stick. I have the same device in the Device Manager: It was the phone call and “about to sue your company if Ahcci don’t get this issue resolved” that did the trick. Only downside is that you will have to reinstall XP. Blacky Dec 14, Do you think that the above instructions will work for me?


Need help switching back to ahci on XPS M1530

deol And I hear he’s pretty handsome to boot. I’m sorry i dont understand what you mean by F6 floppy folder and use the file “iaahci. I still can’t vell it to work tho. Danishblunt Dec 11, But since may be a pretty big hit if I screw it up, it’s better to ask the expert. I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers I did what u said and it booted up fine.

I have no idea what the Flash Cahce does of it really do anything under Winxp. No problems leaving del as ATA, just supposed to be a bit faster on data transfer speeds. Do you already have an account? I will choose the driver to install.

I’ve been using the laptop under ATA and have not had any problems with it. Log in or Sign up. The difference between AHCI and ATA mode is the support of hot-swappable drives irrelevant in notebooksnative command queuing NCQdll the use of a flash module as a hard drive cache.


I saw this post from several years ago.

You’ll probably notice a small performance boost by turning it ahcii. The time now is I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers. I have to spend some time googling and hunting for the drivers Check your PM in about 30 minutes.

Last edited by kent; at On top of that, your laptop was intended to use Windows 7, so driver support on Windows XP may be hard to get. I dont think they need to be upgraded. Point it to C: What exactly do i need to do in the storage controller? Need help with final selection FiredogutAhvi 15,in forum: The guy who typed these instructions up is a friggin genius.

Yupe finally got my after 3.

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