Help with SATA and IDE

By Duffman0017
Nov 29, 2009
  1. i have win xp installed on a new sata drive. when i connected an older ide master HD to copy data from the old to the new, my computer tried to boot to win 98 (old drive OS) i'm at a loss pls help
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    So when you place the old Win98 drive in place of the CD Drive IDE Connection your computer then tries to boot from that old drive instead of the new XP Sata drive

    You need to go to system CMOS settings and access the Boot configuration and disable, or move IDE or ATA01 down the list
    Usually CMOS is accessed by pressing DEL or F2 or some other F# key, which is displayed when you first turn on your computer (you must be quick to see it, and then press the key)
    Then save and exit CMOS Settings (ie F10)
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