MS AHCI 1.0 Standard Driver by Microsoft Corporation.
This service also exists in Windows 7.
Since Msahci is a kernel mode driver, its startup might be configured depending on installed hardware. Changing its startup configuration might cause hardware issues. In the table below you can see how it is configured on my system, but your default settings might differ from mine.
|Windows Vista edition||without SP||SP1||SP2|
Msahci is a kernel mode driver. If Msahci fails to load or initialize, the error is logged and the computer attempts to restart with the LastKnownGood configuration. If the LastKnownGood configuration fails, Windows Vista startup also fails, and the boot process halts with a Stop error. If you disable this service, Windows Vista will fail to start. Do NOT change this service startup configuration if your computer is working.
1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreMsahciWindowsVista.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer to save changes.
Note. Make sure that the
msahci.sys file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.