I have bought a sata wd caviar drive 160gb to replace an 80gb ide maxtor drive as the main vista drive. the vista operating system is still on the maxtor and i have put vista on the new drive which was fine. when i connected the old drive, when it booted it went to that drive and loaded the old vista. so i made it a slave hoping it would load from the sata drive. but now all i keep getting is a black screen and the message " reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key"... what does this mean. even when i unplug the power to the old drive and reboot it still throws this message up.
also, i have just reconnected the old drive and it booted no problem from this drive and i am using it now. it said something earlier as well but only once about the ntldr is missing but that hasnt shown since
i loaded it from cd, then connected the other drive when everything was set up, but now it only wants to boot from the old drive. i will try what you and fruitbat have suggested and get back in 5 mins. thanks
this is odd. i went into the bios and in the boot list, it recognises my sata cd dvd rw in sata 2 as the first, the second is the old drive, the third is the floppy. it isnt recognising my new drive in sata 1