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Added SATA HD now old SATA HD won't boot.


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ClickCardo

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I have a ASUS A8V motherboard with AMI-BIOS 8.00.09 computer.
It hadd an IDE PATA add-on cards with three IDE HDDs that showed
up as C/D/E drives in XP. It had 2 Maxtor 250GB SATA drives on
a Promise PDC20378 controller. They were originally setup in
RAID 0, but then I reinstalled XP and used ASUS SCSI drivers to
show as 2 individual drives. One showed as F/I drives with OS on
the I: drive. DVD/CD-RW showed as G/H drives. Everything was OK.

I pulled the 3 IDE HDDs and their controller out. Added another
Maxtor 250GB SATA HDD to the Via VT8237 controller. Went into
the BIOS and set the original Promise Maxtor boot drive back into
the top of the boot sequence then let the PC boot up. I got the
error message: REBOOT + SELECT PROPER BOOT DEVICE.

I went back into the BIOS and select the other original Promise
Maxtor just in case, but still got the same error message. The
POST shows all 3 drives OK. Can anybody help me?

Thanks
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If you start altering your configuration significantly your OS might not have the drivers. Are you putting the extra drive on a different controller, put them all in the RAID ports and put them in a big raid 0, or keep them seperate on the single sata drive ports.

A fresh windows install would probablt fix it, if you have data you want kept return it ti the way you had it to start and put it on the IDE drives and then, install your sata drives and windows fresh. IDE drives go in no bother at a later point.

Hope it helps my SATA experience is rather limited and i have never worked with that many drives in one computer.
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Thanks for the response.

My reason for seeking help is that I do not want to reinstall the OS and
all my applications. I also do not want raid. The original two are on the
mobo raid controller w/each having it's own port. I set that controller
successfully before in the BIOS to be non-RAID which you can do and
I also had to give it an ASUS driver when I installed the OS. the new
drive is on it's own non-raid sata mobo port.

any ideas appreciated.
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Well instead of the RAID controller ports do you have just normal non raid sata ports when you use these the drive should appear as an IDE in your BIOS if they arent allready try it in these ports.
And select your orginal as the only HD to boot so it should be floppy, CD , maxtor drive. and then other boot devices.
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