11-28-2009 05:10 PM - edited 11-28-2009 05:48 PM
Well Windows device manager shows 0, 1, 5. The bios shows 0, 1 and 0, 1, 4 when the secondary drive is installed. Neither show a number 3. I'll Be installing XP on the secondary drive to see how that goes down and repost when Im done.
Thanks for the help and quick responses this far!!
** Update / Edit: Stop Error 0x0000007B blue screen when I boot from my XP boot cd. Also my brothers western digital drive does the exact same thing when i try and use it as a secondary.
11-28-2009 07:22 PM - edited 11-28-2009 07:26 PM
When does the bios show "0, 1" ? I cant imagine this should be the case - when you have an optical disk as well, which is always connected. Does the bios list the DVD drive?
(good step testing it with your brother's WD).
XP shouldnt be giving you any errors on setting up. (you ARE doing this with One drive right?)
There's something in bios Re:HDDs that XP doesnt like, and vista requires on /off
What was it again. (Give me a few.)
**ah yes, I remember - toggle the ACHI / NATIVE SATA mode settings, try setting access mode to IDE**
We really need to get this tested with XP
11-28-2009 07:53 PM
Yes the dvd drive is listed as 1 in the bios, my master sata lists as 0 and the secondary im trying to use lists as 4 in the bios.
I'll see what i can do about getting xp goin, i didnt really mess around with it too much earlier.
11-28-2009 07:56 PM
11-28-2009 09:32 PM - edited 11-28-2009 09:43 PM
11-29-2009 05:28 AM - edited 11-29-2009 05:33 AM
11-29-2009 01:32 PM
11-30-2009 06:25 AM
Ok coming in on the back of it, and I've not the time to read right through thorughly I can only suggest this right now.
Slave it to a PC that recognises it ok, and through Comp Management do a full format of the drive and assign it a drive letter, then swap it back into the lappy and see what happens, hth.
12-01-2009 11:39 AM - edited 12-01-2009 12:13 PM
Sorry guys! I've been busy recently. Sorry to say that I have not had time to sit down and try to get XP on the old hard drive to test that out. I could, however, try it on a virtual machine on my original HDD if that would help? but now that I think about it that would probably be pointless, nvm lol. Anyway I did flash the bios to the most recent and deleted the "Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller" out of my device manager. It's acting a bit differently now but nothing spectacular. I do have usage of my CD rom with the second hard drive installed now. I see two CD drive present in Diskmgmt.msc for some reason?
I still don't get why my bios splashes twice but I do notice differences. On the first splash if I enter the bios settings I see:
AHCI Port 0 (Hard Disk)
AHCI Port 1 (Atapi CD)
AHCI Port 4 (Hard Disk)
If I enter the Bios on the second boot I only see Port 0 and 1.
I tried RAID and Compatability mode and got a blue screen on both with my original / first HDD as master boot.
**Edit. Just tried my master drive in the slave slot. Works fine...Just wanted to test that. Don't know why I didn't try it sooner. Interesting note, When my original drive is in the slave slot it shows in the device manager as channel 4. With the CD as channel 1 and E-Sata as 5 possibly?