I currently have an Abit-KT7A Raid Mobo with a 40Gb IDE drive on IDE1 and a 120GB drive on IDE2. Because I have Raid on my motherboard I have an IDE3 and 4 slot. I want to use IDE for my 60GB IDE Drive which at the moment has all of my backup files on, about 40GB but XP is not seeing the drive.
When I boot the pc it sees the IDE1 and IDE2 drive and shows a Master Drive on the IDE3 socket in the RAID BIOS setup but windows doesn't see it.
Is there anything I need to set in the BIOS that lets the Windows software see that i have a 3rd IDE device?
I've also remembered that you have to configure the hard drive on the RAID channel when booting up initially, pressing the Ctrl and H key after the POST has finished is the way I did it on mine (Abit IT7).
In my system properties I can't get the IDE Controller and the MASS Controller devices drivers to update, they are both marked in yellow. I have the ABIT motherboard disk and the latest downloaded drivers but I don't think the Motherboard is supported in XP as this worked with ME!
And I can see the 60GB drive as a Master Raid drive, since I don't want it to be a raid but only a standard IDE connection I havent setup a raid array.
Seems to me that the MOtherboard is not completely setup and that XP is simply not supporting the extra features of the board so if there is no luck I am going to format and reload ME no matter as I need the 3 IDE devices.
I used to have that board (until the capacitors melted) and I had a CDROM on IDE1, CDRW on IDE2 and a 40GB hard drive on IDE3 (the RAID channel without configuring raid). That setup worked fine with XP pro and 98se.
My board must be very similar to yours. I can't remember the exact steps I took when pressing Ctrl and H but seem to recall I had to initialise it (or something like that) even thought I didn't set up a RAID array. I using XP Home SP1.