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Unimatrix013
27-11-2006, 04:38 PM
First post so I hope I have posted in the correct location.
I am running XP on a WD320 Gb Sata, I would like to connect 2 IDE drives to the IDE port, however when I connect them the system will not boot to XP as it picks up the ide drive as boot drive. Have tried changing the boot sequence in the bios without effect. Am running a Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro 2. Have tried configuring jumpers on IDE as slave but no good. It works if I use a controller card and run the drives off a pci slot, but I want to use the IDE on the motherboard. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

regards
Unimatrix013:

pctek
27-11-2006, 05:00 PM
I am running XP on a WD320 Gb Sata, I would like to connect 2 IDE drives to the IDE port, however when I connect them the system will not boot to XP as it picks up the ide drive as boot drive. Have tried changing the boot sequence in the bios without effect.

Hmmm. Weird looking BIOS setup - something to do with that Remapping sata to IDE??

Try putting the IDE drives on the secondary IDE port rather than the Primary.
And make sure they don't have an O/S on them.

Unimatrix013
27-11-2006, 05:53 PM
Thanks pctek

Changed IDE drives to Secondary IDE port, rebooted and logged in successfully, all drives visible. You solved a major annoyance. Thanks again.

cheers
Unimatrix013