Trying to put together a simple PC setup. Just 1 HD (SATA) and a DVD Burner (IDE). Since the burner is the lone IDE device, it's connected to IDE-1 on the mobo. Since the HD is the lone SATA device, I have it connected to SATA-1.
On boot-up I set the BIOS to run off the DVD drive to start WinXP installation, but WinXP doesn't detect the hard drive.
I go back to the BIOS and see that the SATA HD is listed as SCSI-0 and a RAID device (??).
I have a feeling I'm running into an issue because I have both as primary devices on their respective channels, but perhaps more knowledgeable people can lend some advice. Cause it's 3:20am and I'm to fried to crack the case open and start swapping cables.
Go up into BIOS and disable RAID mode for the onboard-chipset SATA controller. XP should now see your hd as if it was an IDE drive, not needing any drivers.
Thanks for the help!! I guess I was so tired I completely missed that section of the BIOS. Although disabling the RAID mode didn't work, I needed to leave it Enabled and change the Mode from "RAID" to "IDE". Regardless, you got my XP install going. Thanks again!