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 2nd IDE Hard Drive - Cannot boot Forum How to fix a maxtor hard drive ide Forum SolvedAdding EIDE HDD (Maxtor Onetouch II as internal) to system with SATA boot drive causes system to no longer boot Forum External Maxtor IDE Drive Not being recognized Forum External Maxtor IDE Drive Not being recognized Forum SolvedMaking my Sata drive the boot drive instead of the IDE Forum Cannot boot with achi only ide Forum Strange Problem with old Maxtor IDE drive Forum Cannot access my maxtor 500gb external hard drive Forum Problem with Maxtor IDE drive Forum SolvedPC takes a long time to boot from SSD when IDE drive is connected (after replacing motherboard) Forum Solvedhard drive detected in bios after boot then cannot be detected by windows installer after Forum Maxtor external hard drive cannot detect Forum Problems replacing SATA boot drive with IDE Forum SolvedIDE HDD drive does not show in ATA bios boot Forum SolvedAbit IC-7 MBo keeps scanning for IDE hard drive during boot Forum SolvedIDE to SATA DVD Drive Causes Slow Windows Boot Forum SolvedDual boot system on IDE drive (WinXP/7) upgrade to SATA drive Forum SolvedCan't use ide-to-sata adapted drive to boot from? Forum 3TB boot drive, can only use 2TB. Cannot allocate space? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !