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Installing an ide in a vista sata

Trying to install maxtor diamondmax plus 9 160gb or wd caviar wd400ab 40gb (both IDE - not trying to install them at the same time - just trying to get one to work) in a new Dell with 6gb ram and Seagate 750 gb sata. have the cable and power adapter. have tried all jumper setting on the ide's - master, slave, cs. neither drive is recognized in bios - downloaded latest version (Phoenix A06) and no luck...anyone have any suggestions?

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Some of the laptop/s and desktop/s with IDE hard drive is not being supported by the Windows Vista. No matter you did already updated the BIOS still it will not fix the issue. If I we're you, have another SATA drive not and IDE one.Thank you.

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