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.