ATA for XP and ACHI for Windows 7


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Hi there,

I can't find a post where this has been answered before, so maybe it hasn't.

I've got Windows 7 and XP installed and everything is working just fine with one little niggling exception.

When I reboot from one OS to go into the other, I always have to enter the Bios and change the way it handles the hard drive. So if I've come out of XP I have to switch from ATA to ACHI. It's not a big deal but I'm just wondering if there's a way to set things up so it would switch automatically.

Just in case it matters, I'm using a Dell Inspiron.