Hi Patiszerg . . . thanks for responding.
"I'd try physicaly swaping the IDE Channel 2 Master - WD hdd with the IDE Channel 0 Master - WDC hdd on the motherboard"
I thought about doing exactly as you recommended but I can't do it the easy way. I have 7 WD hdds and they're all labelled the same, just the WD model number. I've opened the case and disconneced all of the drives except for Drive C and rebooted. Drive C was then Disk 0. I then re-connected the other drives and rebooted and Drive C became Disk 4 again.
I'll be opening the tower again soon to change the cables. The ones that came with the controller card are way too long so I bundled each cable and put a rubber band around the bundle but it's cluttered in there because of it. I bought shorter cables to replace the longer ones. I'll disconnect all the drives except for Drive C, reboot and go into BIOS, and see if I there's a way to make it IDE Channel 0 Master. That's a good idea, thanks
I believe that my boot order is 1. CD/DVD drive, 2. hard drive, 3. fdd, but I haven't been in BIOS in a couple of months so I'm not sure about 2 and 3. They may be the other way around . . . 2. fdd, 3. hdd.
But you gave me something to work with and I appreciate it . . . thanks