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TOPIC: Need Help With SATA driver!!!

Need Help With SATA driver!!! 8 years 7 months ago #25889

I'm currently working on a friend's laptop computer - a Chinese TCL computer, to be precise, and it needs a SATA driver to enable the computer read the storage device. With out this SATA driver, I can't install any operating system. The TCL company website I cannot find, what can I do?
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Re: Need Help With SATA driver!!! 8 years 7 months ago #25892

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Re: Need Help With SATA driver!!! 8 years 7 months ago #25893

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If you give up finding the driver (like I did once). Then there is a way around this which is to disable the AHCI option in your BIOS so your SATA will work as a normal IDE were the OS setup can see it. (at least temporarily). Check here:

www.mydigitallife.info/2007/10/23/window...-drive-on-ahci-mode/
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Re: Need Help With SATA driver!!! 8 years 6 months ago #26024

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nice trick solo ;)
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Re: Need Help With SATA driver!!! 8 years 6 months ago #26032

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nice trick solo ;)

Ya :), but problem is it probably won't give us the performance we expect from SATA. I still have that laptop which I did it for and I'm too lazy to find a driver for it.
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OR... 8 years 4 days ago #28332

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Or you could just go to your motherboard manufacturers website and download it. Also you can go to your hard drive manufacturers website they typically have generic drivers there as well.
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