|st3160827as barracuda 7200.7 Is my hard drive.|
I dont know if it is sata 1 or 2.
When i remove the IDE drive an then install the windows on the SATA drive, everything works perfect and it is labelled C:
However when i then plug in the ide hard drive and then turn the computer on, it says OS error or system boot error insert system disk or something like that. As I said before, whenever the IDE is plugged in, it ALWAYS boots to that hD first for some reason. So it wont work even if i set everything up right on the SATA first.
In regards to formatting the IDE drive and then disconnecting before the boot files are written on it, This is impossible to do in windows setup because when i click install windows, it auto formats the IDE drive first and then formats and Installs windows on the SATA drive, when this occurs the boot records have all ready been written on the IDE drive. There is no option to format the drive without installation of windows.
As I said before, i think the main problem is that whenever u plug in the ide drive, it is detected before the SATA drive and thus, no matter what u install first, it will always load the IDE drive first regardless of where the boot record is written
Also, as i mentioned before, I think its quite strange that if CDROM is booted after the hard drive, everything works great! the boot record is written on the SATA drive. It seems once the CDROM ide is booted first, the IDE HD also boots before the SATA, even though i have set the sequence for the IDE hd to boot after the SATA HD
BTW, why is the SATA HD listed is IDE 3 master in bios? Also, i did not notice any difference when i install the ssci/raid drivers vs not installing them.
BTW when i press f6 it says:
Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system. S=specify additional device. I choose S and then i put the floppy disk in and then it says select the SCSI adapter u want from the list. I choose VIA RAID Controller (windowsxp).
There is no option for SATA just VIA RAID