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      AMD AHCI Controller Device Driver for Windows XP - ThinkPad Edge E135, X131e

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      AMD AHCI Controller Device Driver
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      README for AMD AHCI Controller Device Driver
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      Windows XP (32-bit)

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

      • AMD SATA Controller

      This package is for a retail version of the Windows XP installation. If your system has Windows XP preloaded, you have no need to install this package. Installing this package needs a USB floppy drive during Windows XP installation.

      If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.


      Supported ThinkPad Systems
      Supported Operating System
      Summary of Changes
      Installation Instructions
      Uninstallation Instructions
      Determining which Version is Installed


      Supported ThinkPad Systems
      • Edge E135
      • X131e


      Supported Operating System
      • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 32-bit


      Summary of Changes


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

      Version 3.3.0250.41

      • (Fix) Fixed an issue that Lenovo Application "Active Protection System" does not work.

      Version 3.3.1540.33

      • Initial release for ThinkPad X131e,Edge E135.


      Installation Instructions


      • This driver is required to install a retail version of the Windows XP into your ThinkPad under AHCI mode.
        • ThinkPad X131e, ThinkPad Edge E135 do not support the RAID feature of the driver.
      • 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.
      • Downloading and extracting the file should be done on Windows OS. Installation requires a USB floppy drive and a floppy disk.
      Manual Install

      This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

      [Downloading files]

      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.

      [Extracting files]

      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 the step 9.
      7. Uncheck the checkbox next to Install ..... now, and then click Finish to complete extraction.
      8. Copy all the extracted files in the folder selected in the step 9 into a floppy disk.

      Delete the file saved in the step 4.

      [Installing files]

      1. Attach a USB floppy disk drive and set the floppy disk created in the step 12..
      2. Set the Windows XP installation disc on the optical drive.
      3. Power on the ThinkPad and start installation.
      4. Press F6 key to select an external hard disk driver before continue installation.
      5. Select AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller-x86 platform then Enter.
      6. Follow the Windows XP install instruction and complete installation.

      [Update Install]

      1. Start Windows XP.
      2. Click Start and Control Panel.
      3. Click Performance and Maintenance and System.
      4. Click Hardware tab.
      5. Click Device Manager button.
      6. Double-click the SCSI and RAID controllers on Device Manager.
      7. Double-click AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller.
      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.


      Determining which version is installed
      1. Click Start.
      2. Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
      3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
      4. Double-click the AHCI SCSI and RAID controllers category.
      5. Double-click AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller.
      6. Click the Driver tab.
      7. Check Driver Version.


      Uninstallation Instructions

      Not Support any uninstall operation for AMD AHCI Controller Device Driver.

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      • Document ID:DS027664
      • Last Updated :18 Jun 2014
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