Originally Posted by Valgaur
Its while I'm trying to install it it'll say setup is starting windows....then sit there for a bit then BSOD
How do I change that? and what does that do?
AHCI mode (Advanced Host Controller Interface) is a SATA mode that provides superior performance and some extra abilities that IDE mode does not have.
Try installing XP again after doing this:
- In the UEFI BIOS, click the Advanced tab (that is, click the tab just to the right of the Ai Tweaker tab that's called "Advanced")
- Go into "SATA Configuration"
- Change "SATA Mode Selection" to "IDE"
- Press F10 to save and exit
- Attempt to install XP
If this works, then you will have to manually switch this back and forth every time you want to switch from Windows 7 to XP. You can certainly switch Windows 7 over to IDE mode by making a simple change in Windows 7's Registry and I can show you how to do it, but I'll leave that up to you. It would reduce your drive performance a little, but at least you wouldn't have to remember to switch to IDE mode when you want to use XP, and you wouldn't have to remember to switch back over to AHCI mode when you want to go back to Windows 7.