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New SATA Hard Drive, question......

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PaveFE, Aug 1, 2004.

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  1. PaveFE

    PaveFE Thread Starter

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    Hey all,

    I finally got around to installing the new Serial ATA (WD Raptor 36GB) hard drive. After a little ado, I got it loaded up with WinXP. My problem/question is, I have my other 60GB IDE Hard drive (WD), and want to have that as my secondary drive. I tried several things such as setting up the boot priority in the BIOS to start with SCSI (since that is the option that works when I have to use the manual boot menu), then have the IDE as the 2nd or 3rd priority (swapping CD-ROM as well). No matter what, the IDE keeps loading up first (it still has the OS and everything on there), with the SATA disk as a secondary. The jumper settings are correct as per the WD website for both the SATA (far left jumper on an 8 pin) and the IDE (middle jumper on a 10 pin). I tried several times swapping around the boot priorities in the BIOS, but no dice. The only way to get it to come up first is to do a manual boot priority (F8 for setup), the only problem with that is I have a wireless mouse and keyboard, and they don't work with that menu, I have to plug in my old keyboard to select the priority.

    Any ideas?


    MSI K7N2 Delta (on-board audio)
    AMD AthlonXP 3200+
    1 GB RAM
    ATI Radeon 9800XT
    WD Raptor 36GB Serial ATA HD
    WD 60 GB IDE HD
    Logitech MX Duo Wireless mouse and keyboard
    KlipschTHX 3.1 with Subwoofer
     
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    PaveFE Thread Starter

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    And now my computer keeps locking up as well.

    Can anyone help??
     
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