We just got in two new Dell D630 laptops - both bluescreened with a HW error after a scripted install before the Windows setup.
After some hair pulling I went into the BIOS and tried to change AHCI to ATA. I got a message that I would need to disable "Flash Cache" first.
I disabled Flash Cache, but left the AHCI on. Still BSOD'd. So I changed AHCI to ATA and now seems all good.
So FYI. It would seem neccessary to disable Flash Cache and AHCI for success.

PS, why is AHCI not compatible?

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I just had the same experience with HP 6000 SFF. When I switched the SATA emulation to IDE, the scripted install APPEARS to be working. So, what am I losing by making the SATA pretend to be IDE instead of AHCI? [:-]
Answered 08/28/2010 by: dmillaway
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