This is a simple but effective way to solve the error when trying to "write flash" onto the IHAS burner. You would get to around 2 ticks when trying to flash the drive and then you would get the error.
If you are getting this error, the most likely cause is that you must switch from ACPI to IDE. Normally this is easily done through the bios menu (and that might be all some of you need to do) unlucky guys like me however, have to do a couple of extra steps.
My computer would boot to a blue screen whenever I tried to change the bios. So I dug around the net for a while and found an interesting guide that allowed me to switch over to IDE and successfully flash my IHAS drive.
Credit goes to ROLI for the reg edit and guide:
Here are the pases :
1) I assume u have installed Windows Vista or Windows 7 with AHCI set from BIOS !
2) Download my registry fix (to add the ide keys to regeditor) simply apply the key
3) Now the manually regedit part Go to :
And in thease three keys in the right pan u will find a key named "START" change at all three (Msahci,iaStor,iaStorV) values from 0 To 1
Now navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_System_CurrentControlSet_Servic es_PciIde
,then change the start value to "0"
4) Now u are allmost done , restart your computer/laptop , and go to Bios and set from AHCI to IDE !!! , save settings in Bios and restart
5)Windows will be loading , and VOILA !!! NO BSOD !!! , windows Vista/Seven will install new Ide drivers and u will see in windows device manager that you dont have AHCI drivers anymore , u have Ide drivers !
6)It will prompt for another restart , just restart it and u will be happy
A couple more details from me numbered in the same way as the guide above:
2) Download the link below, unrar, open the file and apply it.
3) Go to start, and search for regedit then follow the instructions.
4) To get to the bios screen, you must first restart your computer. Then (depending on your machine) tap F10, F12, F1, or the esc key in order to get to the bios menu. Then look around until you see Sata emulation, bios config or something similar and then switch it over to ide.
5) Windows will load and all you have to do is wait. When it is done installing the drivers it will ask you to reboot. Do so, and that's it. You should be all set to flash the IHAS drive.
Reg edit link:
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Thnx for this useful post but I'm not there quite yet..
My host controller settings are set to RAID.
so I have to change from RAID to IDE.
That part is not covered in the tutorial you've posted so I wonder what I should do.
I can't edit reg files that do not apply to my situation... that could end up in a disaster...
Any chance you can find this out?
I'll google and search too but any help would be appreciated..
Thanks in advance
I don't know if this makes a difference but i was getting that error while writing flash to drive so i hooked it up to another computer after i did that i realized something i had my security on the whole time i tried that so i turned off security and bam everything went smoothly you try just turning your security off momentarily see if that works.
Hi, i have a quick question. I own an HP Media Center m7674n running Windows 7 Ultimate, and i just received my iHAS 324-98 B. I installed it onto my computer, and now that i was going through the flash i came across the "Error writing to FLASH!" message like you, (and many others) did. So you said for the most part, most people just switch over from AHCI to IDE. Well i went to my bios, and my Sata Connection in my BIOS menu said it was on RAID. I switched it to IDE, and Windows would fail to boot. So it would reboot. So then i switched it to AHCI. Same thing happened, would not boot up. So i switched back to RAID. But in my case, how would i go about flashing my iHAS 324-98 B? Would i have to edit my registry keys like you have up here? I have never edited registry keys, so i don't want to do this and for some reason not work on my computer.. I want to know since i am on RAID, if this fix will still work for me. Because my SATA connection is not even on AHCI in the first place.
Now after we follow those instructions do we change it back after the flash or is that just preference ?? Thanks
Anybody get this to work with a Dell? When trying step 4 I don't see any option in the BIOS to change to IDE.
Just be careful when trying this. I tried it on a Dell and now my pc wont start. I downloaded the regedit, but forgot to apply the key, so that might be the reason. Still trying to get my pc up and running again.
I have a dell also and i cant see any option to switch to IDE either ????
Anybody have a new link for the regedit?
I am having the same problem flashing my drive.
Regedit is a system program that comes WITH Windows, there should be no need to download. Just type "regedit" into the search bar on the Start Menu, it will come up!
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