|Everyone, thanks for the replies. Let me explain further.|
I still want to boot off of the SATA drive. I just want to add a few IDE ports to the system so I can attach a DVD ROM and extra HD.
I have tried two different cards and both gave the same results.
After the MB POST, the Ultra133 cars displays:
"D0 ST3800L0A LBA 76319MB Ultra DMA 5
IDE Bus master enabled
No area available for command List / command table / FIS
AHCI bios not installed"
Then the MB resets and starts another boot cycle.
This is a conflict between the card's BIOS and the MB when it is set to "RAID autodetect/AHCI". If I switch the MB setting to "RAID autodetect/ATA" there is no conflict and XP starts to load but then I get the BSOD because XP is trying to use the AHCI drivers that were slip-streamed in whet the OS was installed. Dell support said that if I set the BIOS to "RAID autodetect/ATA" and reinstalled the OS (using the recovery disk) that everything would work. Unfortunately this will wipe my system. I am trying to avoid spending hours reinstalling all my apps.
XP doesn't natively support AHCI. The drivers must be provided during install via the F6 method or by slip-streaming.
I found this article:
The "More Information" section is pretty much what I want to force XP to do (i.e. re-evaluate and install the correct IDE controller driver).
The reg already has all the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entries listed. The only difference between what they list and my entries are:
My START dwords for the atapi, IntelIde, and PCIIde key entries are "00000004" and they say "00000000"
My image path is \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\^^^^^ .sys and they have a long set of hex values.
I guess I am having a hard time believing that there is no way to get XP to change the mass storage controller driver other than a complete reinstall.
Thanks for looking