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Apologies for the borked link. I, too, get busy and hadn't been back to notice. Thank jaclaz for catching it.

You realize the logs remain until deleted? If you haven't deleted them -OR- you have -AND- saved them, then surely you have some inkling of "roughly" when the (multiple) occurrences (ahem...) occurred. Absolutely NADA is in "there"? The (borked) link I gave indicates which area(s) MIGHT show you something (if anything). You've not mentioned if you even seen anything "fishy". I find that rather hard to believe.

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Apart from stinking the room (they could have put some flowers scent in it **** it), it did nothing. As expected.

You may want to sue me for having contributed to polluting the air in your room and - though in very limited amount - contributed to the planet's increase in temperature, enlarging of the ozone hole and possibly having made a couple of passing by flies in the room sterile (this due to the know exponential trend in flies reproduction may have seriously altered the numbers in flies population in Romania and - by extension - possibly in Bulgaria and Hungary). :ph34r:

I assure you that the advice was given with the best of intentions :yes: and I sincerely regret to have induced you into doing something you were not fully convinced of :(, however, the fact that instead of thanking me (and other board members) for having at least tried to help you (independently from the results) you insist on whining about this episode may allow me to sue you for moral damages. :w00t:

Right now I feel belittled and denigrated and seeing my good-willing efforts being so harshly misrepresented makes me sad :(, very sad.

jaclaz

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I wonder if it's even harddisk drive (or SSD) related at all and the OP has choose a poorly title for his topic.

How about a complete hardware list up-first. Something isn't 100% compatible in the hardware setup and I'm 99% sure it has nothing to do with the HDDs, from experience. You could disable ACHI on the ODD (I would, no use for it, could give trouble).

I would think it's some interrupt misplaced from something on the PCI-E bus...

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I can't disable AHCI. I tried, but it won't boot. On PCI BUS only a Creative X-Fi sound card.

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Give us your complete list of your components please.

ODD drives sometimes don't like ACHI, this is why I said it. Sometimes you can disable ACHI on ports 5 and 6 or set the ODD on another controller.

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Alternatively, he could test for a while with the ODD not connected. But he is correct if you disable AHCI in the BIOS, Windows will give a 0x7B bugcheck. I have not seen a board that allows you to select the SATA type per port on the motherboard. Usually it applies that setting for every port.

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OK, that confused me. On (many/most?) OEM ("older?") MoBo's, you get an option to either have SATA IDE-Mode or SATA-RAID(limited types) and in SATA-RAID there is NO "AHCI" (in these types of "older?" MoBo's?).

So, the part that confuses me is the implication that Disabling AHCI does NOT give IDE(PATA)-Mode? I was under the impression that Chaging from AHCI(SATA)->IDE(PATA) simply allows the OS to "load" the PATA "drivers" instead. Or is that only valid if you START with PATA-Mode, install SATA Drivers, then switch to SATA-Mode?

(apologies for seemingly OT interjection...)

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No I am saying that if he has a SATA HDD and ODD, you can't specify use AHCI on port 0 (for HDD) and IDE for port 1 (ODD).

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OK, that confused me. On (many/most?) OEM ("older?") MoBo's, you get an option to either have SATA IDE-Mode or SATA-RAID(limited types) and in SATA-RAID there is NO "AHCI" (in these types of "older?" MoBo's?).

Older chipsets don't support ACHI indeed, like the Intel ICH7 and older and chipsets before AMD SB700 (let's forget nVidia and VIA here). It is posible to re-enable the windows "IDE mode" drivers again in the REG. When windows is installed with ACHI enabled, it will disable the "IDE mode" drivers with a flag in the REG but the drivers are there.

Tripredacus, on 09 Aug 2013 - 10:16 AM, said:

No I am saying that if he has a SATA HDD and ODD, you can't specify use AHCI on port 0 (for HDD) and IDE for port 1 (ODD).

Yes you are right, I wasn't clear about that; only when there is a second controller you can do that (common on most higher-end mobos).

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@submix8c

It's not confusing (if you approach it the right way).

A "normal" motherboard with a "single" SATA controller has normally a setting in BIOS to choose "SATA" (or "AHCI") and "Legacy IDE" mode.

The effect of this is that the controller (usually) changes it's ID.

I.E. the same controller has an "IDE ID" and a "SATA ID".

When you install windows it will install the driver for the ID that it senses at the time of install.

But it is possible to "switch later", as long as you know what to change in the Registry and install the driver for the "other ID".

See here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/120444-how-to-install-windows-from-usb-winsetupfromusb-with-gui/page-24#entry884409

http://forums.pcper.com/showthread.php?444831-HOWTO-enable-AHCI-mode-after-installing-Windows

http://reboot.pro/index.php?showtopic=11729

jaclaz

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OK, I will give the list of components in a jiffy. I was away today and didn't read the comments. And no, no blackouts since... But rest assured, when it happens, I am prepared.

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So, here it is:

Motherboard

MSI 970A-G46 http://www.msi.com/product/mb/970A-G46.html

CPU

AMD FX 6300 http://cpuboss.com/cpu/AMD-FX-6300

RAM

2 X 4 GB Kingston HyperX KHX1600C9D3/4GX http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1831/4/

Graphic card

Spphire HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=000101&pid=174&lid=1

Sound card

Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Platinum FATAL1TY Champion Series http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Platinum-FATAL1TY-Champion/dp/B000QYBICE

PSU

Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2, 430W, ATX2.2 http://www.corsair.com/builder-series-cx430-v2-80plus-certified-power-supply.html

Storage

Kingston SV300S37A/120G http://www.kingston.com/us/ssd/v/#sv300s3

Seagate Barracuda ST3500320AS http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-ST3500320AS-Barracuda-7200-11-Cache/dp/B000026D8E

Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

2 X Seagate Barracuda ST3640323AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148335

(Samsung) TSSTCorp CDDVDW SH-222BB http://www.samsung.com/au/consumer/pc-peripherals/optical-disc-drive/dvd-rw/SH-222BB/RSBS

OS

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Rest of components I think are unimportant (keyboard, mouse, router, etc.)

Edit: OS is installed on SSD Drive. I activated AHCI before I installed Windows.

What is ODD ?

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ODD is Optical Disc Drive: (Samsung) TSSTCorp CDDVDW SH-222BB, but that one has no problems with ACHI.

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