Solved: Windows 7 setup won't see IDE HDD

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Nickolodeon

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Hi everybody.
I have installed new mobo Biostar TA785G3, cpu and was forced into installing new OS, since WinXP on my HDD now fails to start and most likely it is due to a major hardware change.
Since this new mobo has only one IDE controller in it and I don't have money for new SATA drive, I've decided to hook 1 DVD drive and 1 HDD onto that IDE wire. Now my system block is dissasembled having DVD drive lying on top since the distance btwn IDE connectors is too short(
Main problem: when I try to install Windows 7 by booting from DVD disk in the "Where do you want to install Windows?" I don't see that IDE hard drive.
If I boot from Ubuntu CD, in the graphic shell I can work with IDE drive and in fact that was how I copyied all the neccessary file to my iPOD to restore them later.
Any suggestions?
 

Nickolodeon

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Ok, don't laugh: under effect of dissapointment with not being able to use dvd and hdd one 1 IDE wire I forgot to plugin my hdd into power supply.
However I will be back on this forum with other questions.
 
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