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945GCT-M/1333 recognize Primary IDE Master as IDE 3 Master

Hi,
I have ECS 945GCT-M/1333 Motherboard with 1 Hard Drive and 1 IDE DVD Drive for a while.
And the Motherboard recognizes HDD as Primary IDE Master and DVD Rom as Primary IDE Slave.
Yesterday, I install one more IDE hard drive and add SATA DVD RW Drive.
I made correct jumper setting on both hard drives (one as Master and the other as slave).
Also did correct connection on IDE cable (Blue to Mother board, Gray to Slave and Black to Master).
And connect SATA cable to SATA1 in the motherboard.
But when I boot, system recognize DVD RW Drive as Primary Master IDE and Hard Drives as 3 IDE Master and 3 IDE Slave. It took a while to boot up but successfully launch Win XP Pro.
Today, I went to ECS website and update bios to latest version but still same.
Since it boots it is not big deal but how can I correct this issue?
I would like to make HDD1 as Primary IDE Master and HDD2 as Primary IDE Slave.
I looked all over but could not find the answer.
Thanks in advance,
Hanool

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You can resolve this problem:
Go to the setup-then go to Advanced setup-and then go to hard disk drives- there put in 1st drive the hard disk you want to boot (where is locate the Operative System) this you can do it pressing ¨Enter¨ and selecting with ¨flecha arriba o flecha abajo´¨ in spanish lenguith. then you shuld press F10 and salve & exit.
That is all.

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Start by simplifying the configuration. Disconnect the second IDE cable from the motherboard and disconnect the power to the DVD drive. Disconnect the SATA device. On the #1 IDE cable, connect the master drive to the connection on the end of the cable. Connect the Slave drive to the middle connection on the cable. Start the computer and press the key indicated to enter setup. Verify that drives are properly indentified as master and slave. If they are, shutdown the computer. Now add the IDE DVD drive to the end connection on IDE cable #2. It should be set as a Master drive. Start the PC again and go into setupand verify that the DVD is IDE #2 Master. Shut down the PC. Add the SATA device and start eh PC again. Go into Setup to verify that all of the drives are properly identifed. Restart the computer and let it boot into Windows. Open Windows Explorer to view the drive settings. If the drives are all present, but the letters are not what you want, click on START and then right click on MY COMPUTER and then left click on MANAGE. Under Storage click on DISK MANAGEMEN. The drives will all be displayed with their assisgned letters. If you need to change a drive letter, right click on the drive you want to change and select 'Change drive letter . . .'. Change it to a hight letter in the alphabet, then change the dive you want in the original postion to the now vacant letter. Finally change the original drive to the first available letter. Example: C:=IDE M1 D: E:=IDE S1 Change D: to H: then E: to D: and finally H: to E: they drives would then be: C:=IDE M1 D:=IDE S1 E:=IDE M2(DVD). Restart the PC and the drive should come up as you want them to be labled.

Good luck and please let me know how it works ouot for you.

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Hello. Some motherboards set SATA1 as IDE primary master, for compatibility. Try connect the DVD RW to SATA2 or SATA3 Port.

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