open the bios setup and set the boot priority, check to see if the bios setup is detecting the hard drives. Try plugging the drive into another SATA port.
The motherboard manual will have the bios setup instructions.
you might want to list your hardware configuration.
SATA drive is set to be the first boot. BIOS detects the SATA Drive, and the IDE drive. Another port doesn't help. BIOS is set to IDE. I'm not sure what you mean by the Hardware configuration?