Unable to change SATA boot drive
Posted on 2006-07-04
I thought this would be simple enough, but so far this is nothing but headaches.
I have an XP SP2 load on SATA WD 74G raptor drive. (only drive) SATA 0
I installed a 2nd 200G WD SATA drive in port 1
I unplugged SATA 0...and installed Windows Vista on 200G on SATA 1 no problems.....(lol...after 3 tries)
I plugged the two SATA 0,1 back in after the install. After many BOD I started attaching the drives one at a time.
I finally got xp to boot again after doing minor repair. Now here's my question..........
Bios does not see the 200G WD in SATA 1....says it's empty.
When XP boots up the drive is visable and accessable.
Since the Bios doesn't see 2 SATA drives I can't boot off the Vista drive...which of course was the whole point.
I'm out of ideas here.
No Raid was not neccessary or loaded @ the F6 prompt on the install.
The Board is a 865 G PERL (Intel) ...love this board btw..