Change SATA Operation Mode from RAID to AHCI without re-installing Windows

If you change SATA Operation Mode in computer BIOS after Windows OS installation, you will most likely get a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) next time Windows boots.

To prevent this, you need to make sure the first boot after SATA Mode change is done in Safe Mode.

  • Start > Run type msconfig and press Enter
  • Change to Boot tab and under Boot option select Safe Mode and Minimal
  • Clock OK and restart computer
  • Now go into BIOS change the SATA Operation Mode from RAID to AHCI
  • Let Windows boot into Safe Mode
  • Start > Run type msconfig and press Enter
  • Change to Boot tab and under Boot option clear checkbox next to Safe Mode
  • Reboot computer

May 2017
Windows 10 Pro

 



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