I recently put together a new computer with some old and new parts. The problem is that when I went to select the sata control thing I chose AHCI which results in a bluescreen when I start windows Vista 32 bit. I went back to set it to IDE and the problem went away.
What I want to know is why it is bluescreening in AHCI mode and if I am losing much performance using IDE mode?
Z77 Extreme 4 AsRock
8GB (2x4GB) corsair
Windows Vista 32 bit
ST31000528AS C: (Has Vista 32 bit and is boot drive)
If you Install Windows in IDE mode and then change to AHCI mode in the BIOS you will get a blue screen as you have found out. One way of fixing this is to reinstall the operating system in AHCI mode. Another way is to do a registry patch and install the AHCI drivers.