ok, i had my main hdd go loopy on me so i re-installed vista on my other hardrive and that fine but when i connect my other hard drive to my pc either via sata or usb connection it either prevents me from from booting into windows (via sata) or if i use the USB caddy it then prevents me from accesing 'my computer' or any program that needs to see the harddrives, yet i can see it in bios no probs and i can also see it in device manager, i tried using file scavenger to copy across data but it keeps freezing up when i try to access anything to do with the hard drives.
i mean it has pins but on the drive itself it says master/slave jumpers not required for SATA. really weird as i can see in in device manager when i plug it in via a USB caddy just cant access the drive.
hey use gigabye ga-p35-ds3p with their bios, all it gives me in options under standard cmos setting is ide auto detection, "ide channel 1 slave" (with none, auto, maunal choices) and then "access mode" (wth CHS LBA Large and auto)
in advanced bios features under hard disk priority it just lists all my hdd's and only gives the option to change boot sequence, not remove them