SATA install problem
i went to install my new 160 gb sata hdd yesterdday. everything went prettywell with the exception of one problem. in my bios i have several opitons when it comes to the integrated sata system. there is disabled, auto, combined, enhanced, and sata only. disabled is well, sata disabled. combined i think shows the sata drive as being an ide(effectively taking up one of your ide slots), enhnaced runs sata and ide for a total 6 channels, and sata only totally disables ide in favor of sata. my problem is this. the only way that i can seem to get it to boot to my new hdd is to run it in either sata mode or in combined mode. in the other modes it will not work properly. it will try to boot to my other drives. my intent is to run my old hdd's in conjunction with my new one for a while until i make the full switch. i have 2 ide hdd's and 2 cd drives that i want to run as well as running the sata drive. when i run it in combined mode it makes the sata drive take either primary master or secondary master ide slots. i havn't tried running it on secondary master as of yet, but with it on primary the only working ide device that i have is one of my cd drives. its just all f'ed up. any suggestions guys?
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