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I need help with my SATA and IDE hard drives.

1: I currently have my windows in my IDE drive (C & D partition) (1 IDE)
2: How do i change it to my sata boot and also system files? ( if you guys understand what i meant cuz i dunno how to explain it tho)

I tried to install my window onto my SATA drive but after all the letter C wont change to my SATA drive ( C: system letter still on my other IDE drive)



SO THE MAIN SYSTEM FILE (PRIMARY/BOOT) is still ON THE IDE DRIVE
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Boot up with the windows cd and delete the data on the IDE drive. Then boot up with the windows cd and install it on the sata drive. Easy as that.
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Hmmmm....I would probably just unplug the ide drive which should force the bios to default to the sata and you can then install windows on it...I think. Then just replace the ide drive


EDIT: You might have to format both drives
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Boot up with the windows cd and delete the data on the IDE drive. Then boot up with the windows cd and install it on the sata drive. Easy as that.

Hi there i already tried what u said above but didn't work tho

i dunno how to say it but lemme try.... i load the windows CD and format the C(ide drive) after reformatting it auto installs new windows onto it... so finally its back to the original
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or if you have an install on the ide drive that you want to keep, use the tools that came with the sata drive to transfer everything over to the sata drive, then wipe the ide drive

oh, you also have to set the bios to boot off sata (boot priority). addtiionally, some mobos require a sata driver be installed to use the sata ports. unfortunately, you need to have that driver on a floppy and install it during the initial xp installation since the drivers are not included on the xp install disc
    
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use the tools that came with the sata drive to transfer everything over to the sata drive, then wipe the ide drive

i ordered my sata over directron.com. Unfortunately it didn't come with anything but the drive itself so how to set my SATA as PRIMARY/BOOT/SYSTEM drive?
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Hi there i already tried what u said above but didn't work tho

i dunno how to say it but lemme try.... i load the windows CD and format the C(ide drive) after reformatting it auto installs new windows onto it... so finally its back to the original
you don't even have to format it. Just delete the data and leave it unformatted. Shut off the pc and then boot to sata. It doesn't harm anything. And make sure that in your bios, the boot sequence is your cd drive, then sata, then IDE once you have deleted windows off of the IDE drive.
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who makes the drive? you can download the utilities from their site. you se the boot priority in the bios. some mobos call sata drives "removable" and same just call them sata. whichever it is, make sure it is before ide
    
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you don't even have to format it. Just delete the data and leave it unformatted.


how to do this?? i put the CD in it says press anykey to continue...

from here how to "JUST" delete systems and windows on IDE drive?
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