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Added Bootable SATA to Bootable IDE, how to Boot from IDE not SATA

  • Hard Drives
  • SATA
  • Computer
  • Boot
  • Windows Vista
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
January 10, 2010 11:34:51 AM

I have computer A with IDE drive set as Primary Master, Windows Vista, MS Office 2007, up to date data. From computer B with Windows XP, old programs, I removed the SATA hard drive and installed the SATA in A. Computer A only boots from the SATA. Via F2 SETUP, SATA is not listed as a Boot choice. I selected disable Fast Boot. Via F12 I found the IDE and set it to boot from A's IDE. aok. Next startup, reverts back to boot from B's old XP on SATA. Only by removing SATA, can I get the computer to boot from IDE. How can I access BIOS within booted up Windows Vista and change to boot from IDE Windows Vista and not revert to XP on SATA?

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a b G Storage
January 20, 2010 4:31:41 AM

What happens if you try removing all SATA drives, leaving only the IDE HD? Does the BIOS now let you select it as the boot device?