Have you looked in the bios?
Do you really mean that? You connected a SATA drive to IDE?The problem comes in that I tried connecting a DVD drive to the IDE channels and it still wasn't recognised.
Yep.Have you looked in the bios?
I'm not that much of a mong!Do you really mean that? You connected a SATA drive to IDE?
If not (and I'm guessing not) then that channel might be disabled in the BIOS like Pyro said
:lol: I guessed as I walked away - if you see the drive in the BIOS but windows doesn't recognise it then you need to press F6 during bootup and supply it with a floppy disk with the driver on - either that or streamline the driver into your XP using winlite.I'm not that much of a mong!
I have another computer that I threw together but it uses IDE all the way.
Took the IDE DVD drive from that.
I don't think I can see the SATA attached drives from the Bios.:lol: I guessed as I walked away - if you see the drive in the BIOS but windows doesn't recognise it then you need to press F6 during bootup and supply it with a floppy disk with the driver on - either that or streamline the driver into your XP using winlite.
However, reading your description it sounds like the BIOS isn't recognising it - is there an update for your BIOS?
**EDIT** Although SATA doesn't appear in the boot order the SATA channels could be disabled in the BIOS still ?
Yep.This may seem like an stupid and odd question but...
Have you remembered to connect the power cable to the SATA drive?
When I was building the PC that I'm on now (based on an Asrock motherboard),I didn't have to do anything special to get the SATA drive running...I just plugged it in,slapped my Windows disc into the DVD drive and it formatted and installed XP with no probs.
I've got ide channels on the motherboard so i'm going to try them....i ran an ide hard drive on a sata board before, using an adapter, and it worked no probs. can you get some kind of dvd driver / boot utility loaded off a usb stick maybe?
This I don't know... I'll have to check.do you have the master/slave jumpers on the drives correctly set?
No, it was 2nd hand. The hard disk is where I guess a floppy would live.Did the Shuttle come with a driver disk - as in a 3.5" floppy?
Some of them you had to drag out an old floppy drive to boot the disk and then install Windows after it copied the drivers across.