I have a Toshiba A305-S6898 laptop running Vista Home Premium 64 bit. My company is running proprietary software which must run on XP Professional. To take advantage of the 64 bit OS along with 4 gig Ram memory, I'm installing XP Pro 64 bit on this laptop. I've downloaded the SATA controller (64 bit version) for the correct Intel chipset. However, during setup (after pressing F6) I still receive the BSOD. . . unless I go into the BIOS setting for SATA and change it to compatibility mode. That allows everything to progress - I'm finishing the installation now.
However, I'm confused as to what performance to expect in this mode. Do I need to change back to original settings or will I be okay if the SATA setting remains in compatibility mode from here forward?
If I need to change back to original settings, could you explain this procedure?