Original Title: How do I change Widows XP from IDE mode to AHCI mode so that I can dual boot to Widows 8
I have XP is installed in IDE mode on one SSD, and Win 8 is installed in AHCI mode on a second SSD . How do I switch my XP install to boot in AHCI mode so that I can dual boot? My motherboard is an ASRock 990FX Extreme4. The bios can be swiched from one mode to the other, but can't be set for each drive individually. I've found plenty of guides on switching the device driver in the XP device manager, but none have worked for me. I have AHCI SATA drivers from ASRock and from AMD, but I always get the message to the effect that the driver applicable to my hardware. Can't find any info on this here (in these forums). In the XP device manager there are 9 devices listed. Three primary channel, three secondary channel and three dual channel.