03-05-2013 07:13 PM
Hi.... My question is: How do you install the AHCI driver on a Z575 running XP Professional x86?
Most of the drivers or newer versions of them from the manufacturers install and work just fine.
As for the AMD AHCI driver for XP (188.8.131.52 from the Drivers & Software page), I haven't gotten it to install. I tried via Device Manager--->Unknown Device (ACPI)--->Update Driver, but somehow it didn't work. The message I got said something like, "No install information was found."
The AHCI driver is the only one that hasn't installed successfully. There weren't any instructions in the readme txt about what to do in any detail. Help, please....! Thanks in advance.
03-07-2013 02:04 PM
You problem maybe similar to this article.
If you installed Windows XP Pro x86 on IDE/Compatibility mode under BIOS and you get BSOD when you changed it to AHCI, follow the article above and on Step 7, install AMD AHCI driver for Microsoft Windows XP - IdeaPad Z575
Let me know your findings.
03-08-2013 06:54 AM
Hi neokenchi! Thanks for your response. :-)
I installed Windows XP Pro SP3 again and followed the steps in the article to #6 and used the file from the link you gave me. Still, the AHCI driver didn't install when I double clicked on the exe file. It opened and said it was finished installing in the blink of an eye. (Wouldn't it take longer than that??)
I tried manually via the Device Manager, but I got a message saying something like the hardware couldn't be installed because the necessary information couldn't be found. I also still get a blue screen of death when I change back to AHCI in the BIOS.
Is the file supposed to be only about 575kb? I've downloaded it twice just to make sure I got the right file, but it doesn't install. (File name is IN1AHC20WW1.exe)
It really does not work for me. There is a txtsetup.oem file. What does that do?? Would you be able to check the file to see if everything's ok with it?
03-08-2013 10:07 AM
The AHCI driver files that you downloaded are originally meant to installed by pressing F6 before Windows XP setup (see this method or this method) but can also be integrated after Windows XP has been installed.
Can you check these articles:
Let me know your findings.
03-22-2013 02:21 AM - edited 03-22-2013 02:24 AM
I just wanted to return and say, "Thanks"! I tried the F6 method. Unfortunately, it didn't seem to work for me (again). I am simply going to leave the settings in the BIOS as IDE. That seems to work fine. (Maybe updating the BIOS might help; I'm not sure..)
Also, I was having another issue with the Lenovo Energy Management (Driver) and what I did was to use the one from the z565 page. That installed just fine & the yellow boxed exclamation mark was no more. I forgot to add that the camera driver tried to act up also (blue screen error) but saying NO to the reboot prompt thwarts it. (I shut down the computer, turn back on the power, reboot again for safe measures & everything is all good!)
I do not know if the F6 method failed because my XP Pro disk comes with SP2 & I install SP3 over it. Maybe I will try again later, after slipstreaming SP3.