Clean install - SATA to ATA fix

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    After running a clean install of vista on my laptop with the installation disc, the screen would show the black screen of death (black screen & white cursor) after the last step of installation.
    After researching the matter I found that the correct drivers were not installed. So I changed SATA to ATA in BIOS and reinstalled Vista. This worked and I was able to install the Intel matrix storage manager driver from my drivers & utilities disc. After this I restarted and tried to switch ATA back to SATA. But now Vista will not load in SATA; it runs in a loop that flashes blue for a second and then tries to re-boot. When I change it back to ATA, it boots fine.
    How do I fix this?!
     
    Wareon, Mar 13, 2017
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    Also the laptop is a dell inspiron (if that matters...)
     
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