I recently got my hands on a Gigabyte H55M UD2H and I decided to put it into my old system. In my old system I had 2 hdd's:
1x IDE HDD for windows ( and also attached on that cable a cd-rom drive)
1x SATA HDD for files
I attach it all on my new motherboard and Windows fails to start up. It hangs for 10 seconds on "Loading Operating System". Then it tries to boot from CD-ROM ( which I disabled in the bios, the HDD should be the only bootable thing ). I tried removing the SATA HDD, and it sure boots faster now but still getting the error.
Going into the BIOS I can confirm a few things:
- The IDE HDD sits on "IDE Channel 4 Master" and the CD-ROM on "IDE Channel 4 Slave". Why not just on channel 0 ? To my believes, the board has only 1 IDE connection on the MB.
- Hard Disk priority: 1. WDC WD1600JB-00GVGA0 ( my 160gb IDE disk ) 2. Bootable Add-in Cards (??)
- Quick boot is enabled
- Delay for HDD (Secs) = 3 ( doesnt seem to resolve anything)
- SATA AHCI Mode = IDE ( setting this to AHCI doesnt seem to do much )
- ONBOARD IDE CONTROLLER = Enabled
When I disconnect the CD-ROM from the IDE cable, it starts up really slow and the IDE HDD is still on channel 4.
I'm running out of ideas to fix this. I have no idea what's going on ^^ Any thoughts?