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AHCI mode on Acer Predator Triton 300 PT315-52 Laptop

eelzmartianeelzmartian Member Posts: 3 New User
edited August 16 in Predator Laptops
Hey all. Trying to switch over to Pop!_OS. Need my laptop, an Acer Predator Triton 300 (PT315-52) to be in AHCI mode to do this. However when I go into BIOS, and hit [ūü™ü key + R] or [Ctrl + S] both do nothing for me. How to get unstuck. I bought this laptop in better financial times, and I currently don't have the money for a copy of Windows (did a hard reset after a breakup instead of looking through all the photos we had together backed up, didn't realise I'd need a physical copy)¬†

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  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 40,017 Trailblazer
    edited August 9
    See if the VMD or RST mode change option appears in the MAIN folder after setting msconfig to boot safe mode only.  Press Ctrl+S again.


    Jack E/NJ
  • eelzmartianeelzmartian Member Posts: 3 New User
    Oh I forgot to mention, BIOS version 1.06.
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 40,017 Trailblazer
    Then please post phone photo BIOS information folder.
    Jack E/NJ
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 90,666 Trailblazer
    When accessing the bios, press the f1 key to access the advanced menu. Then go to main tab, press ctrl+s and disable vmd controller. If windows 10 is installed, before disabling vmd controller, enable safeboot through msconfig, to avoid blue screen problems.

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  • eelzmartianeelzmartian Member Posts: 3 New User
    Aight hosses and bosses I got it to give me an option to turn the disc into AHCI. How? Don't quite know. Lot of repeating the same steps over and over and hearing the "Woosh" start up sound until the people I lived with asked what I was doing and I realised I could turn it off. ūü§°
  • JackEJackE ACE Posts: 40,017 Trailblazer
    Before changing mode, start Windows normally. Press WIN+R. Enter 'msconfig'. In the boot tab, checkmark Safe Boot mode. Exit and shut down Windows normally.

    Turn machine back on and immediately tap F2 to enter BIOS menu. Change RST to AHCI --- or simply disable VMD  --- press F10 to save settings and exit to boot into Windows safe mode. Safe mode will automatically load the AHCI drivers.

    Then press WIN+R again. Enter 'msconfig' again. Uncheck the box for safe boot in the boot tab. Shut down Windows safe boot normally. Turn the machine back on and allow Windows to start normally in AHCI mode.
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    Jack E/NJ
  • egydiocoelhoegydiocoelho ACE Posts: 90,666 Trailblazer
    Following JackE's suggestion. After enabling safeboot, access the bios and then press the f1 key to access the advanced menu. Go to the main tab, press ctrl+s and disable this function:
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