Now, I've been trying to set my SATA Controller into IDE mode. I've seen all these ways of changing the registry to get it to switch from the AHCI to IDE, but none of them seemed to work. I saw this one program from this one website (mydigitallife.info I think) that said it would easily change the bit from AHCI to IDE and vice versa. It seemed to work, it said to restart. I restarted, and it seemed it had worked (it had booted much farther than usual) but then it blue screened just like it does without it. But then I tried to go back to AHCI and it blue screens again. The odd thing is, in AHCI mode, it would blue screen at the same time as IDE mode without running the program, but in IDE mode it got further. I tried startup repair, all it could come up with was that there was a bad driver
(that helps a lot....). I tried repair from the windows install disc, it said the version of repair on the disc was not compatible with the version installed. The most it could do was repair my old windows partition on a separate drive (I thought I made that completely un-bootable). So now I am stuck.
You think there is any easy way to fix this? Maybe installing the default Windows drivers
or repairing the drivers somehow? Or do you think it would be better to try to do a Windows 8 upgrade? Would it keep all my programs and settings somewhat they way they are?