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Adding ide drive to a sata boot p4p800x xp Problem - ASUS P4P800-X Pentium Motherboard the system would not find ANY boot device

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  • GaRoMo Apr 25, 2008

    yes, and in that case the system shows boot1=IDE boot2=CDROM

  • ASUS vs IDE Nov 18, 2008

    My research on the internet shows that a wide range of ASUS boards choke on IDE drives (both hard disk and cd/dvd). They seem to especially have trouble booting from them.

    I just bought a P5QL. I get a blue screen when booting from my IDE HD (which boots my older computer just fine). If my new IDE DVD and the HD are both attached, then it won't boot from either (dvd give me "replace system disc" error). If just the DVD is connected, it will sometimes boot from it (not much help without the HD though).

    This appears to be a general ASUS problem and I don't see why they don't offer a solution.

  • Gene Wells May 11, 2010

    So you're saying that you have a PC that currently boots fine from an sata drive, but when you add an ide drive to the system stops booting from the original sata? Please be more specific.





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GaRoMo, 2 things. One change the pin on the IDE to a slave. Two open your bios. Asus board press the delete key every two sceonds untill the bios main menu opends. Go to BOOT section & make sure you have the SATA drive to boot. Your IDE should not be listed. Thats it.


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