Thanks Jeremy, up and running well
Seemed the Lite-on didn't like being set to master, so I tried slave and it fired right up. I assumed it was a software problem, so appreciate the point in the right direction!
Since you understood what I was saying in regards to setting the SATA 2 HDD as "IDE mode" maybe you can answer one more question. In my manual for the MOBO it says to run a SATA 2 drive in raid or in "SATA MODE" you need to install the sata driver. I slipstreamed to driver onto my XP Pro SP2 CD. When I initially installed the MOBO I tried setting it to SATA 2 mode in the bios but it would not detect the drive, so I obviously needed the sata driver. (which I now have) Still, I installed under IDE mode just to get it up and running.
My question, is the drive actually running slower in "IDE MODE" then if I had installed the driver and went with "SATA mode" ?
If it is, I barely have anything on the system so now would be a great time to reformat.
Again, thanks for the help.