Friday, 18 December 2009

Amilo Pa 1510 Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit install problems

Hi it’s been a while, but I have installed Windows 7 onto my Amilo Pa1510 laptop, with no problems whatsoever except one.

This problem is a driver problem, it would appear that it is very difficult to find a driver for a Mass Storage Controller which has the Hardware ID of “PCI\VEN_1217&DEV_7130”.

This Mass Storage Controller has nothing to do with the HDD controller so don’t worry, it happens to be the O2Micro Integrated MS/MSPRO/xD Controller, in other words one of the card reader controllers.

I have found a solution to this, I have managed to find a 64bit Vista driver that will work with this device, you can get it from at this location.

When you have downloaded it, extract it to a convenient location and instead of running the setup.exe use device manager to locate the Mass Storage Controller item which should be showing an exclamation mark, and right click.

Choose the Update Driver Software and select Browse for Driver Software, then locate the folder you extracted to, tick the Include Subfolders and Okay it, the system should pick up the driver automatically.

One last thing, XP Mode, I found that the system supports this by downloading the Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool, see here.

Hope this help all frustrated Amilo Pa1510 owners out there trying to install the 64 Bit version of Windows 7.