Pre-OS Drivers and AHCI Windows 7 x64
We’re currently having troubles with Ghost and AHCI and I would appreciate some help.
Ghost server: 126.96.36.1996
Workstation OS: Windows 7 x64.
Worstation brand: Lenovo ThinkStation and ThinkCentre
Since we’re starting to receive workstations with SSDs, we decided to move from IDE to AHCI in our installation standards. As they say… better late than never.
I’ve build a WinPE including the basic AHCI driver in GBW and added a few more (ICH09 and ICH10) to cover some exceptions.
Since the previous Windows installations were no longer booting correctly after changing the SATA setting from IDE to AHCI in the BIOS, we opted to wipe every disks and deploy a Ghost Boot Partition created from the new WinPE mentioned earlier.
There were no driver errors and the deployment prooced without any problems.
Unfortunately, when we run a console task on the newly deployed workstations, the task fail without ever booting in WinPE. The error in the Ghost console mention that the AHCI Controller drivers in the Pre-OS could not be found.
Other errors are referring to Intel C600x79 series chipset 6-ports SATA AHCI controller and SAS Controller for Lenovo ThinkStations S30.
However, this problem doesn’t seem to affect workstations running Windows 7 x86.
Since we did not experience this problem with the Ghost Boot Partition (Vista x86) in the original deployment, is it necessary to include the x64 version of any AHCI controller or chipset drivers in WinPE to prevent this kind of problem?