I got a new computer with a SATA drive. I installed XP on the drive and all is fine. The next day I wanted to plug in my IDE drive which I have important files on. Then the computer wont boot. It can see all the drives in bios and change the boot order, but I still get an error like "Boot disk failure. Insert boot cd"
I can change some settings for On-Chip Serial ATA in BIOS. The alternatives are as follows:
It was Auto as default, but that didnt work. If I set it to SATA only, XP will load but I cant see the other drive or the CD in "My Computer". The CD is master on the IDE and the hard drive is slave (jumper set to cable select).
If i chose the Combined mode, I can then set a setting called PATA IDE mode. The alternatives are primary and secondary. If I chose secondary, that should mean that the SATA is chanel 0 master, the cd is chanel 1 master and the IDE hard drive is chanel 1 slave. But this will give me the same result... "Boot disk failure". I think I've tried all the combinations by now...
I've also tried to change the boot order for the drives but without any results.
The mobo is a Abit AA8-DuraMAX.
Can anyone help me with this please?