To clearify the exact Southbridge chipset of your laptop, you should give me the HardwareID's of the listed "Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controllers" (right click onto any of them > "Properties" > "Details" > "Property" > "HardwareID's").alex_ncfc wrote:The chipset, I believe, is the nForce 610M (with GeForce 7000M Graphics) (although as you can see from my CPU-Z shot below it reads nforce 560)
I will give you an advice as soon as I know the Southbridge details of your Acer laptop (see above).alex_ncfc wrote:But I don't believe I have the best configuration. For the most part, I am running the drivers that shipped with Windows 7, but I notice that my disk drives/disk controllers are not using any specific nforce drivers and was hoping somebody could recommend a solution, if there is one.
Yes, if there should be no SATA Controller setting option within the BIOS.alex_ncfc wrote:My BIOS on this laptop is very, very limited and has very few options. Without checking right now, I am 99% sure there is no option for AHCI or SATA mode Am I out of luck?
Good luck!alex_ncfc wrote:Hi, I have just found a forum post with a Modded BIOS for my laptop which claims it unhides the AHCI option in the BIOS. I am going to flash it and see what happens...lol.
If you change the SATA mode from IDE to AHCI, you will get a BSOD while trying to boot into Win7 (look >here<). You can prevent the BSOD by a Registry hack, but I always recommend to do a fresh OS installation after having changed the SATA mode from IDE to AHCI.Why will I need to re-install Windows 7 after enabling this AHCI option?
Yes, you have to change the registry settings before you are changing the SATA mode to "AHCI".alex_ncfc wrote:However, if I cannot get into Windows, how am I to do the registry hack? Can I do it before I flash the BIOS?
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