IDE scan at boot up, but have sata drive

May 31, 2011 at 07:12:28
Specs: windows xp sp 3, pen. dual cpu T3400/4gb ram
P5GD2 motherboard, friends computer. When it boots up it runs through IDE scan, obviously nothing found, because its a sata drive. Then it boots up find after that. But it wastes time, any idea how to make it skip this part??

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#1
May 31, 2011 at 08:04:54
Have you tried, in the BIOS, setting the type of each IDE device to "Not Installed" rather than "Auto"? (See p. 4-15 of the manual.)

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#2
May 31, 2011 at 08:33:27
ok, i just tried switching them all to not installed, but still did the scan ide,
I have never seen this before, not sure why it is doing it.

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#3
May 31, 2011 at 10:02:24
The SATA drive is probably running in an IDE mode. Look in Device Manager to see how the drive is configured there.

WinXP does not natively support SATA controllers. Some motherboards have the option to configure as an IDE device for compatibility.


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#4
May 31, 2011 at 10:03:00
You may find an option, to turn off the onboard IDE controller in the system BIOS.
You can disable it, if there is really no IDE device attached, like DVD-ROM.

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