Why No ?
Because, even if you are not a Dell Rep, you ask like one and do not want us to modify bios to allow something that was restricted by Dell ?
In that particular case, It will be really a pity if Dell locked the bios in SATA (non ahci) mode for such a recent computer.
To be sure, as i can't extract the bios file as i don't have any inspiron 2020, i need the files in it: double click on the .exe, go to %temp% directory, there will be a new directory in it (i think in A04 named folder). Zip everything in that directory and give a link to it and I will have a look at it.
hi. Skydrive's link is working, but the bios is a new UEFI bios. I've never patched an uefi bios and will not risk giving you a modded bios I can't verify on my own.
thanks Erwan, this is a difficult one. actually, I have follow your way to modify it, but it was not working. then I have to wait to see if dell will update it in new bios.
Thans, I will try to find solution in that forum. I found all aios in 2013 can enable ahci, except this model, if I know it before, I will choice others:emotion-6:
Great Thanxs for all of you!
Especially for ErwanLeBihan, PippoX0 and Slikkster!!!
I got AHCI running on a "Inspiron 620 (Mid 2011)" and Win7 64Bit, and it works perfect up to now!
I’m patched myself the latest original Dell Bios, which comes as a download named "MS-A10.exe"
I want to give a short wrap up of this huge thread, with the information which was useful for me and took me a while to get it. Also the verification for Bios version A10. All information is already spreaded in this thread. So if you don’t understand any step, you have to read the whole thread.
The patch is no real functional change. It just makes "hidden menus" accessible in the standard bios menu of your PC. The menu is obviously deactivated by Dell, because they presumably do not want to guarantee that it works a 100%. It was probably not tested when they put this PC model on the market in 2011.
To compare your changes you can download my patched Bios:
If you use this file the risk is up to you!!!
By, and another Thanks to the guys who figured out this!
Rehashing old thread but for the life of me I can not get this patch to stick. No matter which way I try this, after rebooting my machine it goes back to the original bin. I actually deleted the file in the temp folder and replacing it with the patched file that I edited, saved and also verified but it always go back to the unpatched file.. What am I doing wrong.
What i understand is that you
Than i would expect that if you reenter the bios you should find the new option. This is the way to proove the success of the procedure.
During the update the file is "burned" into the bios chip on your hardware.
What do you mean with "go back to the unpatched file" ?