Here are the spces:
XPS Gen2 Bios A06
I have two SATA drives.
1 DVD drive connected to the secondary IDE channel as master (using cable select method) Slave connector is empty.
I am trying to connect the Seagate 250 drive to the primary ide channel (tried it using jumpers for cable select method and master setting - single drive).
Setup is the following:
SATA Drives Raid On
Primary IDE Drive 0 Auto - finds the drive
Primary IDE Drive 1 OFF
Secondary IDE Drive 0 Auto - CD Rom
Secondary IDE Drive 1 - OFF
UDMA - On
Computer beeps get Press F1 to continue of F2 for setup. I try to continue but it won't boot, just displays message again. When I go back into setup. It shows that the drive is found but I cannot boot. The only way I can boot is to turn the Primary Drive off in setup.
Another interesting point. I can boot the drive if I chain it with the DVD drive on the primary channel but that doesn't seem ideal for the DVD. It seems to really slow down it's read/write performance.
Anybody have any answers?