This is for AMD users, not for INTEL.
Like some of you, I too happily download the supposedly latest stable release and install it. Unfortunately, like some of you, the windows stuck at the loading screen.
I spent hour figuring why, obviously, the first thing I do is try to revert the drivers but I had troubles entering safe mode. Thanks to my experience in IT line, I made a intelligent guess and switch AHCI to IDE. That's right, the fault lies with the AHCI driver.
The solution is simple. DO NOT UPDATE THE SATA DRIVER!
I do not know if this problem is limited to specific AMD chipset or all the chipsets. Anyway, to those who have updated the SATA driver, you have to revert back to your old chipset, basically 13.12.
Here are steps to revert to your old AHCI chipset *I will not be responsible for anything*
- Enter bios, switch AHCI to IDE
- Boot into windows
- Go to "Regedit"
- Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/services"
- Look for "amd_sata" and "amd_xata", delete them.
- Download 13.12 chipset from official link here
- Run the installer, extract the files, close the installer
- Go to "Device Manager"
- Click "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller"
- Go to "Action", click "Add legacy hardware"
- Click "Next", select manual install, click "Next" and "Next" again
- Click "Have Disk" and browse to the folder where the files were extracted to
- Go to "Packages\Drivers\SBDrv" choose your chipset type then your OS type and install it. If you do not know what's your chipset, download CPU-Z
- If you see a new device called "AMD SATA Controller" with a exclamation mark, then you can skip the next step and go to step 17.
- For those who have problem. You need to open up and edit "amd_sata.inf". Look for the line that contain "AmdSataPMDisabled", there is only one such line. Add "xFF" to the "0", it will look like "0xFF". Repeat steps 9 to 15 again.
- Go to "Device Manager", uninstall the "AMD SATA Controller", make sure the delete driver is unchecked.
- Enter bios, switch IDE to AHCI
- Good luck
PS: Before doing all of above, you might want to try "Last Known Good Configuration". It doesn't work for me so I had to go through all of these.
Credit to Brian
for providing the step 16.
09:31 PM by