I got a Windows 7 Sata 80 gb Hard Drive that boots. My old computer has a 500 gb XP sata drive that i wanted to make the slave but when I added it as secondary my system loads to the XP boot but does not boot XP. I even disconnected my sata Windows 7 boot drive. But my Windows 7 boots fine without the XP secondary sata drive connected. How can I add the XP as a slave drive to my Windows 7 boot drive with Sata
Sata doesn't use master and slave setting like IDE did. It sounds like what is happening is the xp drive is getting put in front of the win 7 drive in the boot order. Enter the bios with the xp drive installed and go to the boot section and in the hdd priority list move the win 7 drive to the top.