pata and sata drive, sata should be master, but pata is

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erabbit

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So then after I installed windows xp pro, I plugged in my 40g PATA IDE drive, and it would always select that as my master hard drive, as we know, my "should be master" drive is a 160g SATA drive. Any suggestions on how to have my 40g drive as slave, and my 160g drive as my master? My computer specs are listed in my signature. Thanks.
 

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SATA drives don't have master or slave settings. Additionally Master and Slave settings do not bridge across multiple IDE conntrollers but only affect the channel they are connected to.

If the system wants to boot off the PATA drive instead of the SATA drive then your BIOS boot order is set incorrectly. Remove IDE from the boot order and add SATA/SCSI/RAID whichever option you are given.
 

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I will try that, any other ideas, I thought that I had the bios options set correctly.
 

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Well I don't really understanding whats happening. Is it in fact trying to boot off the wrong drive or is the problem something else.
 
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