March 30th, 2005, 02:37 PM
The 110 gig is an eide. It is set to master. The sata does not have a jumper to set.
whatthe: Both the system drive and the 300 gig are formatted ntfs.
Thanks for the replies, I'll try it out.
March 30th, 2005, 02:38 PM
Hi SirDice, that sounds the most likely at this stage.
Here is quite a good article on SATA etc:
If he doesn't load the SATA drivers it isn't going to do anything?
March 30th, 2005, 09:32 PM
How would I go about installing my sata controller? There is no entry with a yellow question mark in device manager.
I went into add hardware and couldn't install the controller. Please, explain further.
Thanks for the insight
March 30th, 2005, 10:59 PM
Try the "add new device option", also you might delete the SATA drive and reboot to see if Windows will recognise it.
Also, what problems were you having with the MSI IDE?
March 31st, 2005, 01:03 PM
i had a problem when i restarted after installing the ide driver, but i went ahead and tried to do it. It worked. Thanks for the patience, i feel like a fool.
One thing it is doing is showing up under safely remove hardware in the taskbar. Is this some sort of raid setting? I disabled raid in the bios, i want the drive to act like a normal hard drive.
Thanks a lot.
March 31st, 2005, 02:02 PM
Glad to hear that it is working
I do not think that the taskbar thing is an issue. It is not a RAID setting, rather, it is Win XP. Possibly something to do with devices that need to be "dismounted" before they can be safely removed?
It should just function as a normal machine with two drives.
March 31st, 2005, 03:14 PM
I didn't know, i thought the drive shouldn't come up like a removable usb device or raid drive. I thought it was just a local drive that wasn't hot swappable. I'll try to uninstall the raid array.