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Windows 98 won't start with SATA running

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I have a PC for semi-pro audio recording, and I need to be able to switch between W98SE and W2K for software compatibility reasons.

I'm using a SATA drive for audio data in W2K and I need to access the files on this drive in W98SE.

Problem: when the SATA port is enabled in the BIOS, W98SE won't start (DOS cursor continues to flash indefinately). This happens regardless of whether or not a SATA hard drive is plugged in.

The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 (i865PE), the BIOS is up to date, the latest drivers are installed, and Windows Updates have been applied.

Any ideas?

Edited by camz, 20 June 2005 - 08:39 AM.

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