About 2 months back my pc started suddently showing a blue screen (for about 1~2 secs so i cant read it) and then showing a black screen saying:
no boot device available
Then i restarted it and after starting windows it showed a message saying ahci port0 device error
Press f2 to resume
I pressed f2
Went to a screen saying cmos setup utility 1985-2005 and most times esc and enter and the pc was working fine
Yssterday the blue screen started showing up 1-5 mins after i start the pc. (It works fine till it crashes). I changed both the sata cable for the hard drive but nothing changed... Also i tried ghe other sata ports in the mother board. The only thing that changed was the error it showed me after starting windows. For sata port 1 was ahci port 0 error, for sata port 2 was ahci port 1 error etc.. Can somebody tell me what can i do?
I have windows 7 and the dell xps 8100 studio
Some Intel® chipsets have a sata port failure mode that also damages the sata drive. Intel Corporation has discovered a design issue in the Intel® Chipset, and has implemented a silicon fix The other possibility is that the drive is dying soon to be dead. In some cases, the Serial-ATA (SATA) ports within the chipsets may degrade over time, potentially impacting the performance or functionality of SATA-linked devices such as hard disk drives and DVD-drives.
You need to find out if its the motherboard and replace failed components. You could also install a PCI-E storage controller to see if thats the only issue.