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SATA and PATA simultaneously...

Last response: in Motherboards
August 1, 2003 12:50:50 PM

Hi Guys! I just recently upgraded my motherboard and processor, and I got an AOpen AX4SPE... with the 800 mhz FSB.

Here's the problem... I wanted to use the old drives I had, 2 standard IDE drives. One of them had an OS on it (XP, the other was just a data drive).

The new system has a SATA drive, and I booted up my new system and installed the OS on it.

Here's my problem; I'd like to run the SATA drive as the primary boot drive, then have the two IDE drives in the system as data drives, and then have 2 more IDE CD-Rom drives.

I can't seem to find the magic combination that lets me boot with all of the devices... when I try what I think should work, it always tries to boot off of the old IDE drives, which obviously won't work in the new system.

Any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated...!