Hi, I'm new to the forum, and I'd like to ask a simple question. I've got an ATA/100 IBM HDD and a motherboard that supports it. I just recently bought an 80 conductor cable and installed it. The bios boots fine, there's no message about "No 80 conductor cable installed" which there was before. Windows 2000 starts to boot fine, it gets to the white screen with the status bar, but then it throws up a "Stop Screen" which I've never seen before. Something about hardware being misinstalled. I know I have the cable in the right way because if I flip it around the bios doesn't recognize it as 80 conductor at all. What could be causing this problem, is it a cheap cable problem (I did buy it deep discount off pricewatch), or is it an issue with not having drivers maybe? For the record I'm using an MSI K7 Master board. Any help would be appreciated.
I checked out that article, and I'll try the fix, but it seems to me that if the operating system loads fine at ATA66, which it does, then it should load fine at ATA100 too. But I'll try teh fix and let you know.