enabeling hot plug in bios after windows installation=risky?

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enabeling hot plug in bios after windows installation=risky?

Postposted on Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:59 pm

I enabled the hot plug in bios for my hard drive and dvd burner, but I did this after I installed windows-I heard this can cause boot problems. Should I do a complete reinstall and enable the hot plug before I install windows, or would yo say its ok to leave it?
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Re: enabeling hot plug in BIOS after windows installation=ri

Postposted on Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:16 pm

Don't think hot-plug will cause that kind of problem. It's more if you're switching your SATA controller from IDE to AHCI mode, or vice versa.

I think hot-plug requires AHCI to be enabled, though. Go ahead and turn it on; if it breaks your system you need only turn the setting back in the BIOS and you'll be booting again.
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Re: enabeling hot plug in BIOS after windows installation=ri

Postposted on Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:29 pm

You have to install the correct AHCI drivers for your disk controller, before switching over in the BIOS. Otherwise, Windows will BSOD upon boot-up.

The process is somewhat risky, as it may prevent you from accessing Windows if you install the wrong drivers and you cannot revert back.
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Re: enabeling hot plug in BIOS after windows installation=ri

Postposted on Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:53 pm

Krogoth wrote:You have to install the correct AHCI drivers for your disk controller, before switching over in the BIOS. Otherwise, Windows will BSOD upon boot-up.

The process is somewhat risky, as it may prevent you from accessing Windows if you install the wrong drivers and you cannot revert back.





I switched the hot plug to enabled and have restarted a few times, no problems or hang ups. Do you think that a problem might still arise in the future?
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Re: enabeling hot plug in bios after windows installation=ri

Postposted on Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:14 am

If you'd have a problem, it would have happened right away.
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