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

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    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

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    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

    R2D2000

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    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

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  5. oztrev

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    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 :)
     
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