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Old December 5th 09, 02:04 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.gateway2000
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Default Gateway gm5632e hanging in AHCI controller startup

Hello all,

I have a Gateway gm5632e w/Intel (Schroeder Town) G33 Motherboard.
(Intel® Matrix Storage Technology) running Vista Home Premium

The system is approx. 2 yrs old. I have been away for a couple of

weeks and my nephew has been using the pc.

Now when I power on the unit I get a hang at the serial ATA Bios screen

which detects the HDDs and gives the following:

(sometimes it reads AHCI BIOS NOT INSTALLED)

The SATA Bios hangs at this screen, so I cannot get into the system

bios which loads after this. The only option that I get is to press

"CTL + I" to enter the SATA bios and create/delete the RAID Volumes.

I am not running RAID on the 2 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drives.
I am running them in AHCI.

I have done the following:
1. Set the CMOS jumper to maintenance (and got into the system BIOS 1
2. Pulled the CMOS battery.
3. Unplugged the SATA drives
4. Connected a different SATA drive.

None of the above have helped me get past this SATA BIOS post. The

computer hangs at that screen indefinately.

Gateway gm5632e
Intel (Schroeder Town) G33 Motherboard
Intel® Core™ 2 Q6600 quad core processor with VT
Each core operates at 2.40 GHz
3072 MB DDR2, 667 MHz
Two 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA II hard drives
Vista Home Premium

Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated