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Intel SATA controller AHCI driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit), XP - ThinkPad L420, L421, L520, X121e, Edge E120,E320

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README for Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver
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10.5.0.1026
8/8/2011

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

Device name Device name in the Device Manager
Intel SATA controller 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 Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Notes
Summary of Changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which Version is Installed

 

Supported Systems

Supported ThinkPad systems:

  • L420, L421
  • L520
  • Edge E120
  • Edge E320
  • X121e, X130e
Supported Operating Systems

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support which Operating Systems.

Support device:

  • Intel SATA Controller
Summary of Changes

Where:

  • < > Package version number
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

 

Version 10.5.0.1026

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might hang with a blue screen error after resuming normal operation from standby/sleep state.

Version 10.1.0.1008

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X121e,Edge E120,E320.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that had a blue screen error at the step 29 of the "Clean install for Windows XP" section for the user who had no floppy disk drive of the Manual Install section in this Readme document.

Version 10.5.0.1046

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad L421.
  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad L420,L520.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

The following versions have been released to date.

Package Rev
Issue Date
10.5.0.1026 Current release
10.1.0.1008 2011/07/07
10.0.0.1046 2011/03/18
10.0.0.1046 2011/03/10

Note: Revision number (Rev.) is for administrative purpose of this README document and is not related to software version. There is no need to upgrade this software when the revision number changes.

To check the version of software, refer to the Determining which version is Installed section.

Notes
  • Windows XP preload-based computer will cause a Blue Screen error when the setting of the [Config]-[Serial SATA] option in BIOS Setup Utility is changed from 'AHCI' (default) to 'Compatible'. Stay the AHCI mode if your computer is Windows XP preloaded.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or later is required before installing this software on Windows XP.
  • 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 Determining Which BIOS Version is Installed section.
Installation Instructions

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 Save.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click Save. 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.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in step 9.
  7. Uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to complete extraction.

Delete the file saved in the step 4.

[Update or clean install for Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, then click Properties. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  4. Double-click either of the following devices.
    • Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    • Intel&reg; Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  5. Click the Driver tab, then click Update Driver Software...
  6. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  7. Click Browse..., then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  8. Make sure the checkbox next to "Include subfolders" is checked and click Next.
  9. Click Close when the installation has completed.
  10. Click Yes to restart the computer.

[Update install for Windows XP]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  3. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  4. Double-click either of the following devices.
    • Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller
    • Intel&reg; Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller
  5. Click Driver tab and click Update Driver.
  6. Select No, not this time and click Next.
  7. Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
  8. Select Search for the best driver in these locations and Include this location in the search.
  9. Click Browse, then point to driver location specified in step 9.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Click Next. The driver installation starts.
  12. Click Finish when the installation has completed.
  13. Click Close to restart the computer.

[Clean install for Windows XP]

  1. Attach a floppy disk drive to your computer.
  2. Locate the folder selected in the step 9.
    Example: C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IRST
  3. Copy all files to a floppy disk.
  4. Make sure that Serial ATA (SATA) enables AHCI mode in the target computer.
    1. Power on the target computer.
    2. Press the F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the "ThinkPad" logo appears on the screen. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
    3. Select Config.
    4. Select Serial ATA (SATA).
    5. Make sure that AHCI is selected.
    6. Press the F3 key twice to exit.
  5. Make sure that Windows XP can be installed from the optical drive.
    1. Select Startup.
    2. Select Boot.
    3. In Boot Priority Order, set "ATAPI CD0: xxx" to the top of the list, "1".
    4. Press the F10 key to save the new setup, and then select Yes. The computer will restart.
  6. Power off the target computer.
  7. Attach a USB floppy disk drive to the target computer.
  8. Insert the Windows XP SP3 CD into the optical drive, and restart the target computer.
  9. To install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver first, press the F6 key.
  10. When prompted, select S for Specify Additional Device.
  11. When prompted, insert the floppy disk that you created in step 14, and press Enter.
  12. Select Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI Controller, and press Enter.
  13. To continue the installation, press Enter again. Leave the floppy disk in the drive until the next reboot; the software may need to be copied from the floppy disk again when the files are copied during setup.
  14. Follow the instruction to complete the Operating System installation.

If you do not have a floppy disk drive, you can install Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver by the following alternative procedure:

Note: If the setting of the [Config]-[Serial SATA] option in BIOS Setup Utility is still set to 'AHCI' (default) before installing this software (Intel SATA Controller AHCI Driver), your computer will cause a Blue Screen error.

  1. Power off and on the computer.
  2. Press the F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the "ThinkPad" logo appears on the screen. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  3. Select Config, and Select Serial ATA (SATA).
  4. Select Compatibility.
  5. Press the F10 key to save the new setup, and then select Yes. The computer will automatically restart.
  6. Install Windows XP and Service Pack 3.
  7. Restart the computer.
  8. Refer to the Manual Install section, and download and extract the file.
  9. In the step 11 of the Extracting file section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  10. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  11. Double-click install.cmd file.
  12. Locate the C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IRST\PREPARE folder, and double-click install.cmd.
  13. Power off and on the computer.
  14. Press the F1 key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility when the "ThinkPad" logo is seen on the screen. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  15. Select Config.
  16. Select Serial ATA (SATA).
  17. Select AHCI.
  18. Press the F10 key to save the new setup, and then select Yes. The computer will reboot and Windows XP will start.
  19. The Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard appears. Click No, not this time, and then click Next.
  20. Select Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
  21. Select Search for the best driver in these locations. Then select Include this location in the search:, specify the path, C:\DRIVERS\WIN\IRST, and click Next. The Completing the Found New Hardware Wizard appears.
  22. Click Finish.
  23. When the System Settings Change window appears, click Yes. The computer restarts.

Unattended Install

Not supported.

Determining which Version is Installed

[Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click My Computer, then click Properties.
  3. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers category.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) Mobile Express Chipset SATA AHCI controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

 


  • Alias ID: MIGR-77105, MIGR-77105-KR
  • Document ID:DS013671
  • Last Updated :6/23/2014
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