01-17-2009 07:31 AM
yup, open a command console and enter
to extract the driver archive (see previous message for default location)
then use the device manager to locate & update the AHCI controller
01-17-2009 02:48 PM
Updated driver all ok... Tried to extract using cmd. prompt but couldn't locate the extracted file when completed. I simply ran the .exe form the download.
I normally do not update drivers unless I need since you sometimes cause more problems. I resolved my issue with the compatibility mode after pulling some hair out; had to call a friend who directed me to the bios setting to get the vista os loaded properly.
After getting Vista up and running I was able to run in ACHI mode after some driver updates. Needless to say I was hesitant to update the ATA driver this time. Anyway, everything is working good with new driver so far.
I saw your post about the OSD registry changes and I changed the color and font of the disp. I changed it to the color blue but for some reason it wouldn't take the color change to orange. Oh well, thanks for pointing to the registry entry anyways.
01-17-2009 03:24 PM
using the -a switch, the IMSM/AHCI driver package gets extracted to:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\winall
you can use the device manager to manually update the SATA/AHCI Controller (under IDE/ATAPI controllers tree)
right-click on the AHCI controller, Update driver, then browse for the above directory
but you ran installer without any options, right? so that should've installed the driver for you. you can check the AHCI controller version in the device manager, it should be 126.96.36.1997
as for the OSD colour... i noticed that mine is set for FF0000 (hex), which should correspond to RED255, but my OSD is actually blue. i'll have to give that a closer look... at least it's not that hideous green (default) colour.
01-17-2009 03:42 PM
Ah, missed the winall folder...
I did update through the device manager but selected the old (driver64) folder in the Intel Matrix Storage Manager not the one created in the winall folder, oops. When I rebooted, checking the driver indicated the same version as before since I selected the old folder containing the original driver. The new driver was installed by running the .exe though.
As for the color of the osd, blue is much nicer than neon green. Kinda strange it won't accept all color changes....
03-25-2013 05:22 AM
can i use this solution for a lenovo ideapad y580, too?
i want to use my old notebooks hdd but always get this bsod error code...can you try to solve this problem with me?