Cannot boot from Maxtor IDE drive Tags: Homebuilt Hard Drives Systems Last response: January 19, 2009 8:03 AM in Systems Share ackoman January 17, 2009 10:29:25 AM Hi, My new PC is built, and everything (at least almost everything) is working fine. The only remaining problem is this.... I've got two hard drives in my comp, a Seagate SATA 500Gb drive, and an older Maxtor IDE 100Gb drive. I have installed windows xp onto the SATA drive, and everything works fine. However, I have also tried to put another windows installation onto the IDE drive, and have run into numerous problems (I've tried this with both XP and vista). The problem seems to be that my BIOS will not allow the computer to boot from the IDE hard drive - it recognises it, it lets you access it, but it will not boot from it. My motherboard is a GA-EP43-DS3L Is this a case of the motherboard being too new for the harddrive? If I got a IDE to SATA converter, do you think I would stand a chance of getting it to work? Any help would be much appreciated. Ackoman More about : boot maxtor ide drive ackoman January 19, 2009 8:03:07 AM Found the problem - I was using an old IDE cable (presumably 40 pin), and once I replaced it with the cable that came with the motherboard (presumably 80 pin), everything now works fine. Cheers, Ackoman Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forum2nd IDE Hard Drive - Cannot boot Forumreplace ide with sata as boot drive ForumCannot set ACHI from IDE properly ForumGA-K8NF-9 and MAXTOR DiamondMax 10 S-ATA/150 Drive ForumMaxtor drive lost all partitons ForumSATA Vista, IDE WinXP dual boot problem - 2 different HDDs-- **SOLVED* ForumIs ahci good for maxtor hard drives ForumIde hard drive wont work with asus m4a78t-e am3 motherboard ForumProblem with XP and IDE drive ForumCopying Maxtor Boot Drive onto another drive in same system. ForumHow to fix a maxtor hard drive ide ForumWont see old boot drive (AHCI) new boot drive is IDE ForumIde maxtor cant see ForumAdding a Maxtor 160gig in Windows 98SE? ForumAsus T2-P Barebone System (P4P8T) SATA Driver for Maxtor ForumTWO Maxtor failures in a row ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumLCD monitor won't recieve signal from computer??? Forum1st build with help from Tom's ForumSATA drive problems installing XP Pro More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !