SATA/IDE conflict - XP will not boot

By Bardella ยท 4 replies
Sep 11, 2005
  1. I have upgraded my pc, but need to transfer my existing hdd (IDE) to the new one (SATA).
    Motherboard in question is ASUS P5RD1-V Deluxe.

    There seems to be an issue with the hdd booting into windows XP.
    I have tried just one IDE that I know works in another PC. It gets to the screen :
    start windows in :
    safe mode
    safe mode with command prompt
    start windows normally....etc

    whichever option you select, it just reboots and goes back to the same screen again.

    I installed windows (a new install) onto the new SATA hdd, that booted fine.
    I then installed the IDE as a slave device and booted as normal from the SATA - windows booted OK, and it saw the IDE in "My computer".

    I have adjusted the BIOS settings to account for whichever device is the boot device

    I have a feeling it is something to do with the motherboard settings ?
    Any help appreciated.

  2. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    i had a similar problem like u have

    I have 2 SATA disks and one IDE disk..

    I set the options for IDE devices like

    Disk as a primary master

    CDRom as primary slave

    and DVDRW as secondary master

    You can set these with jumper settings you can find help for these settings on your IDE device
  3. So what's the problem .. just taking 5 minutes longer to word your questions might save lots of people time for reading them ..
  4. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    most of new Mobo's provides SATA feature but SATA vs IDE disks still been a question in my mind
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    in general, don't mix SATA and IDE, you'll wind up with conflicts.

    use one or the other.
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