Hi sjrose, if you change the SATA controller mode to something different (other than AHCI in this case) it is expected that you will receive a Blue Screen of Death because the operating system was installed in such mode (AHCI). The operating system needs to be reinstalled after such setting is changed in BIOS.
However, it may not be necessary to do so. Can you provide more information about the system’s brand and model? Is it possible to test the Intel® SSD in a different system? Did you try updating the Intel® SSD firmware or system’s BIOS?
Thanks for the quick response!
The specifics for my system are below:
Sager laptop NP8170
Motherboard: Clevo P170HMx
CPU: Intel i7-2670QM
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6990M
Previous HD: 750GB 7200rpm SATA 300 HD
On the Clevo site, I'm not seeing any newer BIOS versions other than what came installed. The Intel SSD firmware is up to date according to the SSD toolbox. Unfortunately the other computers in my household are macs and trying the SSD there isn't really an option. Please let me know if you need any more info.
Update-- I attempted every fix I could find on any of the forums to include the low power registry edit, all driver updates, etc. In the end I reinstalled windows 7 again and switched to IDE instead of SATA and found that the problem is solved. Hope this helps other folks and intel continues to investigate this issue.