ide and sata HD recognition problem
I have purchased a sata hd for my optiplex 170l to use as a secondary storage drive. I have windows xp sp2 installed on an ide hd. My problem is that when I start up the computer the system seems to try and boot to the sata drive and not the ide drive. I have updated the bios and gone in and set the drive config. for sata to AUTO. The boot order only lists the ide drive as an option, so why is it kicking over to the sata drive? I hit f12 and manually loaded the ide drive with windows on it and then formatted the sata drive. So now when I manually boot to the ide drive, the sata drive shows up as the d: drive. How do I get the computer to recognize the ide drive first so that it will load windows? I am a novice and any info on this matter would be greatly appreciated.