How do I replace the IDE cotroller with the SATA Controller

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by K-Dee, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. K-Dee

    K-Dee Bit Poster

    Question: I just updated to PD6 and I want to leverage the SATA controller feature that's part of this release. Any ideas on how I could do this?
  2. joevt

    joevt Kilo Poster

    Go to the Hard Disk settings in the virtual machine configuration and change the location from IDE to SATA. What OS are you using?
  3. R2D2000


    I have the same question, I'm using win 7 on IDE and will switch to sata but always get an buescreen when i switch the vm HDD to sata, wahts wrong?
  4. mmika

    mmika Kilo Poster

  5. oztrev

    oztrev Bit Poster

    Tried the above MS KB but did not work for me.
    What did work was:
    1) Start Windows 7.
    2) Type regedit in the RUN or Start Menu search box and press Enter to open the Windows Registry Editor.
    3) Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\msahci\Start to Zero.
    4) Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\pciide\Start to Zero.
    5) Shutdown Windows 7.
    6) Change Parallels Hard Disk > Advanced Settings > Location from IDE 0.0 to SATA 0:1
    7) Start Windows 7
    The SATA driver will be installed and you will be asked to Restart. Restart and done :)
    Maria@Parallels likes this.

Share This Page