Two Drive Types

  midian 13:56 14 Feb 2007
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I have got Windows xp on a 160G SATA drive, i have just installed an 80G IDE drive but windows wont recognise it. I want to be able to install xp on the 80 drive and leave the 160 for everything else, I have both drives set as master.

  ArrGee 13:59 14 Feb 2007

One drive with the operating system should the set to Master, the other to Slave.

  Totally-braindead 14:01 14 Feb 2007

It might be a setting in the BIOS. Try seeing if BIOS will detect the IDE drive.

  uesquebeathus 17:26 14 Feb 2007

there are no pin settings on the sata drives as they are automatically set to boot an operating system if installed.
make sure that the pins on the IDE drive are set at "SLAVE" , the sata will be ignored by the bios if you have the IDE drive set as "master".

  SANTOS7 17:32 14 Feb 2007

You must set it to slave, pending on make of drive there will be a jumper config shown on the end of the drive, if it is a maxtor take the jumper off and try again..

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:07 14 Feb 2007

I want to be able to install xp on the 80 drive and leave the 160 for everything else, I have both drives set as master.

First use settings and trnsfer wizard to save all you XP favourits docunts emails etc.

Then
Set IDE as master and In BIOS make sure first Boot device is CD 2nd is IDE HDD and SATA (or SSCI) is not listed.

Boot from the XP cd and install XP to the IDE drive.

Use settings and transfer wizard to import all your settings from the SATA drive.

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