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.
1 gb ram
nvidia 128mb video
80 gb ata hard drive
didn't check the bios version but assume original
windows xp pro 32bit
thanks for a light you might shine on my problem!
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Re: added ide hd and can't boot from ata hd now!
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!
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Once you reset the bios everything goes to manufactures default settings. You will need to make some changes within the bios. You'll need the help of the manual. See page 3-20. If your operating system is loaded on to the ATA IDE drive make sure you set bios settings as follows: Connect the ATA IDE to MB primary master IDE port. Connect the ATA SATA drive to the MB's first SATA port. ATA Configuration Set as, [P-ATA+S-ATA] S-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the SATA controller. P-ATA Keep [Enabled] Set to [Yes] This enables the IDE controller. On-chip IDE configuration, "ATA Configuration = [P-ATA+S-ATA]". Next go to Boot menu. Make sure the ATA IDE drive is chosen as boot device three. First boot device [Floppy] (If you have a floppy disk drive connected.) Second boot device would be [DVD/CD-ROM] drive. This should be connected to the MB's secondary IDE port & the DVD/CD-ROM drives Master/Slave jumper, set to Master. Third boot device [ATA IDE drive] If your boot drive is the SATA drive than set: third boot device to the SATA drive. (Hard disk drive with operating system loaded on it). Save your changes & exit the bios. Keep in mind all ATA SATA drives are seen as Master drives. SATA drives are seen by the SATA controller & in order by their connection to the SATA port number. Save & exit the bios. The system will auto restart. Windows should start.
Did you connect the drive to cable spot closest to the motherboard on the primary IDE channel? is it formatted? Did you try the drive on the Second IDE channel? Can your system support a 160 GIG drive?(if not try partitioning the drive.). Is the power and data cable connected properly?(the red line on the data cable should be closest to the power plug on the drive.)
Change the settings of you IDE drives in your BIOS. Set your secondary boot device to HDD1. Also make sure that your primary HDD is set to master and the secondary HDD is slave. The jumper is found at the back of the hard drive where you connect the power and IDE cables. Try this and post back as to how it went..
IDE and SATA do not mix unless setup properly. I would use the SATA one as main hard drive and set the other up as an external one on USB Try resetting the BIOS to boot from CD on ter lower part of boot screen will tel you the key to press to access the BIOS setup Usually one of these keys F2 CTRL+ESC or DEL when in BIOS check and set to boot from CD
I don't think you can boot off of the ATA-133 so you will have to boot off of the IDE on the mobo and have the DVD drive jumpered cable select on the 2nd IDE. Boot that way to make sure the system boots. Shut down. Then instll the ATA-133 adapter with NO DRIVES on it and boot. The system should ask you for drivers for the new hardware. Intall the drivers. Shut down. Attach the new drives to the ATA-133. Reboot. You still might have to go into admin in windows and assign drive letters to the new drives. Anyway, if you are trying to boot off of a drive on the ATA-133 adapter, I don't think you can do it. I have mostly used Asus boards with Award Bios and there was no way to point the boot process to an add-on ATA Controller.
Was the original 20Gb HD also a SATA or was it installed as an IDE?
Try installing a fresh clean Windows rather than the restore disc. However, you will need the drivers for the SATA 160Gb and press F6 when Windows installers ask you to.
Post back how things turn up or should you need further information. Hope this be of some idea/help.
Good luck and kind regards.
This solution works on WIN98 and I don?t see a reason why it wont work on you
If there is something that you were missing you might want to check with anther expert. This solution is a little complex so I hope ill be able to explain it well enough:
1. Make a boot disk so u can format and install windows.
2. Define the new HD as MASTER and hook it up to "primary IDE"
3. Disconnect the SCSI and pull the board out.
4. Reset the comp from the boot disk u made (HD is connected)
5. Get in "bios settings" and make sure that the new HD is defined as "primary drive"
In the 1st IDE
6. Now, perform a FDisk on the new HD, define partitions, do a reset and format the HD
Install the operating system you wish to have, make sure it works well.
7. install the SCSI board and its HD make anther reset.
8. now the comp is supposed to make boot and recognize the SCSI, it is possible that you will need to define your system configurations but for that, regretfully, I cannot guide you
Although this is not necessarily have to happen.