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Added ide hd and can't boot from ata hd now!

Hey folks,
need a little help here...
got this system second hand and tried adding a hard drive to the primary ide slot and couldn't get it to boot. I went into the bios and it saw the ata and the ide hd drives but when you went to the boot sequence you couldn't choose the ata drive.

i also tried putting it on the secondary ide as a slave and had the same problem. tried that on ide1 as well.

does this mother board override the ata slot when you use the ide slot for a hard drive?

this should be a straight forward install but this is getting frustrating.

basic system
p4 3.0
1 gb ram
nvidia 128mb video
80 gb ata hard drive
dvd rom
cd burner
didn't check the bios version but assume original
windows xp pro 32bit
limited software

thanks for a light you might shine on my problem!
steffan

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  • calchef Sep 18, 2008

    hey voodoonofx,

    so will that tell the motherboard to boot the sata first?

    i did change to enhanced mode but i don't think i set the other...may have been my

    problem in that case.

    i will try that out and see what happens.

    thanks for your help and i'll let you know

    how it goes.

    thanks for your input.

    calchef

  • Steven Parker
    Steven Parker May 11, 2010

    I don't think it's overriding the SATA on the board when you plug in an IDE drive. I've never seen a board do that. I would try resetting the bios to it's factory defaults, and just try plugging in teh IDE drive. That should get you to be able to boot from the IDE drive. Then add teh SATA drive once you know the IDE drive works.
    Comment back with the motherboard model number, and i'll see if I can help you more.
    Steven


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Hi Steffan, to answer your question! Yes, the bios does take away an IDE port when using both SATA & IDE hard disk drives. See the manual for ASUS P4P800S page 1-22 & page 1-23. In reality both drives are ATA. (Though I understood your question above). This board wants you to hook the two types of drives as shown on pg 1-23. Than go to page 2-14 to help you set the bios setting. Than see if you choose the serial ATA SATA drive in the boot configuration section.
See under, IDE Port Settings [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]. (Set to this in bios).
Parallel = P-ATA = IDE drive.
Serial = S-ATA = SATA drive.
Need the manual? Click on this Asus link; http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?modelname=P4P800S&SLanguage=en-us
You'll also need Adobe reader to view the manual. Download Adobe from this link; http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/

If you still have trouble just let me know.
Good luck Steffan!
Mike

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Ah, ok. According to the manual, on page 1-23...here's what you need to do.
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According to this page, you need to set onboard ide operate mode to "Enchanced Mode", and Enchanged mode support on to "Sata".

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

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    Steven Parker Sep 18, 2008

    By making these changes, it will allow you to have both SATA and IDE drives detected at the same time. After setting the settings, save and exit, then re-enter the bios. You're boot menu should now allow you to choose which drive to boot from.
    Steven


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