sieh_uk
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Booting a GX270 from the IDE Primary Master with Sata slave present??

I have a GX270, running BIOS A07, and have just installed a SATA drive to give the following Drive configuration;

Sata Primary: - HDD (Data Drive no OS)

Sata Secondary:- No Device

Primary Master:- HDD (Windows XP OS)

Primary Slave:- HDD (Data Drive)

Secondary Master:- CD/DVD drive

Secondary Slave: - No Device

Is there a way of getting the machine to Boot from the Primary Master drive, withouth having to go into F12 and selecting it, as the Bios doesnt allow differentiation of which HDD's to Boot from?

Otherwise the machine will try to Boot from teh Sata drive only, with the Error "NTLDR Not found", copying that & the NTDECT.COM files from the System drive, only takes it one step futher before the machine freezes, showing a load of system variable settings (Presummably it's looking for an OS on the SATA drive, having found the first signs of it there??)

Or do i just install Windows & Everything else on to the Sata drive?

 

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Re: Booting a GX270 from the IDE Primary Master with Sata slave present??

Hi Sieh_uk,

I am under the impression that SATA takes boot priority over IDE, so the OS must be installed on the SATA drive.

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