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So i'm setting up a new machine (ABIT SLi-8) with a 74 gig WD Raptor(new SATA) and a 120gig WD(older PATA with some backup stuff - 1200JB is the model, i think).

The issue is that there is an incredibly slow bootup and the 120gig not being able to be browsed in XP. I gave the PATA 120gig a slave setting and put it on its own IDE channel (0/3, I believe) and it still didn't work. I alternated between slave/master and on different channels but I still had the same issue: INCREDIBLY slow bootup and unable to browse the drive in XP. The drive was found in BIOS & CMOS setup with no issue. Device manager can find the drive but it is still not able to be browsed. Is there something I am missing for the 120gig to be found in XP with no slowdown? Thanks!
 

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Welcome to TSF:


sounds like your sata drive and IDE drive are in conflict

is there an OS on your IDE drive ??????


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i am thinking they are in conflict too, not sure how to resolve it.. (the SATA drive works great by itself). No, the IDE drive is just full of stuff-- It's not bootable.

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