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Solved: IDE master/ SATA slave?

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  1. Cloud2Ground

    Cloud2Ground Thread Starter

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    I have 2 IDE drives and just tried to hook up a SATA. BIOS sees all drives and I have got it to boot from my master IDE running WIN XP Pro. SP2. But it doesn't show up in WIN just in BIOS. I tried unhooking the IDE slave w/no help. I would like to run it this way for a while till I get a Ghost program to ghost my IDE Master drive to my SATA drive. I can do that right???
    any help would be nice.
    Thank you,
    Don
    WIN XP Pro. SP2
    Mobo.. ASUS A8N-SLI SE
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What doesn't show in Windows? Not too clear on that part :D. And when?
     
  3. Cloud2Ground

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    The SATA drive
     
  4. reezin14

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    Are you saying that you've 3 HDDs two on the same cable and one separate (SATA)?
     
  5. Elvandil

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    Chances are it needs a driver. Did you get a CD with it? If not, check the manufacturer's site. Anything in Device Manager that is not working properly?
     
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    Yes, I have 3 HDDs (2 are IDE) the other one I just tried to add is an SATA. I have loaded All new drivers from ASUS w/no help. I just want to run (I unhooked the IDE slave) my master IDE and have the SATA as a slave till I can ghost the Master IDE to the SATA later (if that is possible). Is this possible???
    Thank you,
    Don :)
     
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    Yes, "Other Devices/Multimedia audio (I have a SB Audigy so this is OK) and "Other PCI Bridge Device" but they are all workn fine too. Thats it...
     
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    Yes, "Other Devices/Multimedia audio (I have a SB Audigy so this is OK) and "Other PCI Bridge Device" but they are all workn fine too. Thats it..
     
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    Ok BIOS updated and all drivers updated. DM is clean now with no ? or !. The SATA drive works if it's the only drive hooked up I get the old "NON SYSTEM DISK" error. BIOS sees the drive but WinXP Pro SP2 doesn't??? Any more ideas?
     
  11. crjdriver

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    You have partitioned and formatted the drive correct?
    Is the drive listed in disk management?
     
  12. Cloud2Ground

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    OMG I'm out to lunch big time. WOW, yup that's it. DUUUHHH!!!!!
    Thank you,
    dumb a$%
    AKA Don :)
     
  13. Elvandil

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    You can mark your own threads "solved" using the Thread Tools above.
     
  14. crjdriver

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    I wish they were all that easy :) :)
     
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    Most of them are ;)
     
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