Intel questions about computer hardware
I have an INTEL solid state hard disk (40G SSHD SA2MP040G2K5 R), a DVD/CD Reader (SONY DVD/CD rewritable Optical drive) and motherboard Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H.
Bios for “OnChip SATA type (AMD SB850, SATA_30-SATA3_3Connectors)”, was set for “AHCI” for the Solid State HD.0000000000
I could not Load Windows7 with BIOS parameter AHCI this resulted in an error message “Window cannot install required files. The file may be corrupt or missing. Make sure all files required for installation are available and restart … Error Code: 0x80070017”
When BIOS was changed from “AHCI” to “IDE” windows could then be loaded.
I spoke with Intel Tech support who indicated the following:
The DVD/CD device is considerably slower than SSHD and would not benefit from the BIOS setting AHCI. The particular model of the solid state hard drive is not supported with respect to the ACHI BIOS parameter. Also with this change in BIOS Windows may crash and not be recoverable resulting in the required reinstall of the operating system.
1) Can I change the BIOS back to “AHCI” and get performance improvement that this gives or am I stuck with IDE with the Solid State Hard Disk.
2) If I change back to AHCI will the operating system crash and if it does crash will I be OK if BIOS is changed back to IDE will this cause the reinstall of Windows 7.