Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), XP - ThinkPad Edge E420, Edge E520
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README for Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver for Windows
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10.1.0.1008 18 Apr 2011

This package installs the software (Intel AHCI driver) to enable the following device.

  • Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller

Note:

  • If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Down Summary of Changes
Down Installation Instructions
Down Determining which Version is Installed

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Edge E420, Edge E520

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 10.1.0.1008

  • (New) Added a description to install the driver on Windows XP without floppy drive attached.
  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge E420 and ThinkPad Edge E520.
  • (Fix) Corrected the device name to be installed.

 

Installation Instructions

Note:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.
Clean Install

[Windows XP] (with floppy drive attached)

  1. Enable AHCI mode in BIOS setup.
    a. Press F1 during power up before entering Windows.
    b. Go to Config tab, and select Serial ATA (SATA) and press enter.
    c. choose ACHI mode, and press F10 to save and exit.
  2. Extract all driver files onto a diskette from the installation
    package and insert the diskette into the system.
  3. At the beginning of the operating system installation, press F6
    to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
  4. When prompted, select S to Specify Additional Device.
  5. At this point you should be presented with a selection and
    highlight
    Intel(R) ESB2 SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8R/DH/DO SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ESB2 SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller
    Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller

    and you should select Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller.
  6. Press Enter again to continue. Leave the diskette in the system until
    the next reboot as the software will need to be copied from the diskette
    again when setup is copying files.

[Windows XP] (without floppy drive attached)

  1. Enable Compatibility mode in BIOS setup.
    a. Press F1 during power up before entering Windows
    b. Go to Config tab, and select Serial ATA (SATA) and press enter.
    c. choose Compatibility mode, and press F10 to save and exit.
  2. Install Windows XP and Service Pack
  3. Start Windows XP and logon with administrative privileges.
  4. Right-click My Computer, then click Properties
  5. Click the Hardware tab
  6. Click Device Manager
  7. Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  8. Right-click Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller and then select Update Driver Software.
  9. Select No, not this time and click Next.
  10. Select Install from a list or specific location.
  11. Click Next button.
  12. Select Don't search. I will choose the driver to install.
  13. Click Next button.
  14. Select Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller and click Next button.
  15. Click Finish button and click Yes button to restart system.
  16. After system stable, Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  17. Perform steps 4 to 12.
  18. Click Hard Disk button.
  19. Click Browse..., then locate the extracted driver folder and select the driver INF file, iaAHCI.inf.
  20. Click Open, and then click OK button.
  21. At this point you should be presented with a selection and highlight
    Intel(R) 5 Series 4 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series 6 Port SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R)y Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ESB2 SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH10D/DO SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH10R SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7M/MDH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH7R/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH8R/DH/DO SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH9M-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) ICH9R/DO/DH SATA AHCI Controller
    Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller

    and you should select Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  22. Click Next button, and th driver installation should start.
  23. An Update Driver Warning windows will appear, just click Yes to continue.
  24. Click Finish button when the installation is completed.
  25. When prompted for restart, Click Yes.
  26. Enable AHCI mode in BIOS setup.
    a. Press F1 during power up before entering Windows
    b. Go to Config tab, and select Serial ATA (SATA) and press enter.
    c. choose "AHCI" mode, and press F10 to save and exit.

[Windows 7 32-bit]

  1. Start Windows 7 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Maintenance, then click System.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  6. Right-click Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    and then select Update Driver Software....
  7. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  8. Click Browse..., then select the driver location and then click Next.
  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.
Update install

[Windows XP]
To update the driver, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start Windows XP.
  2. Click Start and Control Panel.
  3. Click System.
  4. Click Hardware tab.
  5. Click Device Manager button.
  6. Click the + mark to expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers".
  7. Right-click Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller and click Properties.
  8. Click Driver tab.
  9. Click Update Driver button.
  10. Select No, not this time and click Next.
  11. Select Install from a list or specific location.
  12. Click Next button.
  13. Select Search for the best driver in these locations and Include this location in the search.
  14. Click Browse button.
  15. Locate the driver folder and click OK button.
  16. Click Next button. The driver installation starts.
  17. Click Finish button when the installation completes.
  18. Click Close button.

[Windows 7 32bit]

To update the driver, follow the instructions below:

  1. Start Windows 7 and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Maintenance, then click System.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Expand the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  6. Right-click Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller and then select Update Driver Software....
  7. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  8. Click Browse..., then select the driver location and then click Next.
  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.

 

Determining which version is installed
  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security, then click System.
  3. Click Device Manager.
  4. Click the + sign in front of the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab. Then you will see the Driver Version.


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