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On a Windows 8-based computer, you install a third-party ATA-miniport driver and reboot, or, after you use the BIOS setup of a Windows 8-based computer to change the Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) mode of the boot drive to use either the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) specification or redundant array of independent disks (RAID) features, you receive the following error message when the computer is restarted:
Note: The system runs using Window's standard StorAHCI driver to handle ATA devices.
This issue occurs if the disk driver in Windows 8 is disabled. This driver must be enabled before you change the SATA/RAID mode of the boot drive or install a third-party ATA-miniport driver in Windows 8.
Scenario 1: Third Party ATA Miniport Driver
The following steps will allow the user to properly boot off of a third-party ATA miniport driver. It is assumed that the new driver has already been installed and a reboot of the system is pending:
Scenario 2: Switching the BIOS from AHCI to IDE mode
The following steps describe how to successfully switch the BIOS from AHCI to IDE mode without risking system crashes during boot:
For Windows Vista and Windows 7 version of this article, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922976/ )Error message occurs after you change the SATA mode of the boot drive
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