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Re: Optiplex 760 AHCI Imaging Problem

I ran into this trying to install our standard XP SP3 image on a group of new Optiplex 760s.  FIrst thing was that Bart blue screened because AHCI was set in BIOS from the factory.  Here's what I did, from my notes.  The reference to a folder "\d\o\ich10ahci" is a folder in the installed image to which the files in the Intel Matrix Storage Driver (downloaded from Intel) have been extracted.  The version of the driver for the Optiplex 760 is

English: IATA89ENU.exe Download
 Ver: Date:7/17/2009 Size:6935 (KB)
and icludes the following files for 32 bit XP:

06/15/2009  07:22 AM             8,654
06/04/2009  06:33 PM             8,773 iaAHCI.inf
06/15/2009  07:52 AM             7,962
06/04/2009  06:33 PM             7,629 iaStor.inf
06/04/2009  06:43 PM           330,264 IaStor.sys
06/04/2009  06:33 PM             5,526 TXTSETUP.OEM



BIOS settings

Change these before booting to Bartpe

Remove floppy drive from boot device sequence   

Change boot device sequence to DVD, then HDD

Change SATA Operation from AHCI to ATA, or Bart blue screens.


[Install the image]



Post-Image configuration

Install AHCI drivers

The SATA operation setting must be set to ATA in order to boot both the BartPe and imaged Windows, because neither contains AHCI drivers. After the PC has been imaged, installing the AHCI drivers may provide a performance boost due to native command queuing support.


To install the drivers
  • Locate “Intel® ICH10 Family 4 port serial ATA storage controller 1” in device manager’s IDE ATA/ATAPI controller section.
  • Right click on the controller and click Update Driver from the context menu. When the Hardware Update Wizard appears, click “No, not this time” and click Next
  • Click “Install from a list or specific location” then click Next.
  • Click “Don’t search, I will choose driver to install” and click Next.
  • Click “Have disk” and browse to \d\o\ich10ahci, the location of the ICH10 SATA AHCI Controller drivers.
  • Click iaStor.inf, then click OK
  • From the list of drivers, click ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI controller and click Next.
  • Click Next on the warning message.
  • Click Finish, then click Yes when asked to restart.
  • When the machine is booting, go into setup and change SATA Operation from ATA to AHCI.



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