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alina120280 replied to puntoMX's topic in Windows XPAll I can say that this is my conclusion and no, I can't remember any error codes. The resets appeard at the beginnig rare and in days more frequent until no start posible (and this with any changes before or after the first reset, except BIOS and Intel AHCI driver with the newest version). The effect was, that in a HD read request the LED remaind ON and after 15 seconds (I suppose of "innactivity") followed a "blue screen" and reset and this in different situations. In this time I didn't change any drivers or software installation (my PC was perfect). After the fresh install with the same software on it ,all works perfect and no more troubles (tested in very hard situations). I don't want to say that the AHCI drivers caused the "death" of my PC, but XP makes the things different and better in a fresh installation as in a simple driver upgrade. ASUS P5K Premium/Wifi IC2 Q6600 2400 2GB DDR2 800MHZ ASUS N8800 ULTRA WD5000AAKS SATA ASUS DRW 1814BLT SATA CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX
alina120280 replied to puntoMX's topic in Windows XPI have a ASUS P5K Premium with Western WD5000AAKS with NCQ (verified myself). I made an upgrade from IDE to AHCI ICH9 on XP Pro and worked 2 weeks. After severals errors and after upgrading everything posible (BIOS, Intel driver) in a morning my PC stopped booting in the middle (even in save mode). So I've been forced to install fresh and for my surprise since than I have no errors anymore, so my conclusion is than it might work an upgrade, but 100% sure is only a fresh system install. The performance is amazing with NCQ. All works instantly without 1-2 seconds waiting like allways without NCQ. I recommend NCQ but only on a fresh install.