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Change the AHCI mode to restore the image of a HDD.

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I have just purchased a new PC which is SATA only and I want to be able to create and restore an image of the hard drive. The new PC however has AHCI installed and I am not able to use Ghost as the drives are not recognized in the AHCI mode. Can you advise me of a fix or some way round this problem?

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The AHCI mode can be changed from the BIOS. Instead of AHCI use IDE and then you should be able to restore the image to the hard driver. If there is no setting to change, recovery won't be possible because even if you restore the image, you will get a BSOD every time the computer is started. To change the AHCI mode, start the computer and press the button that takes you to the BIOS/SETUP menu. Change the AHCI to IDE and reboot it. Unfortunately, there is no other way to overcome this issue except the method posted here.

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