I have a new 2T SATA drive (seagate). It took about 5 days of research to FINALLY get my computer to see it.
I used Seagate's Disk Wizard to clone my older drive (IDE). The SATA drive was suppossed to become the C: drive. Disk maagement does label it as the c drive but in "computer" it sees it as F:
I disconnected my older drive and when I booted up the bios kept looking for the IDE drive. Although the motherboard has SATA built in, there seems to be no way to tell the BIOS that I want the SATA drive to be the primary boot drive. Also with the original drive disconnected I get a "NTLDR not found. Press control-alt-delete to restart."
I believe my BIOS is the problem. I have flashed it with the newest BIOS I could find, (dates from 2005) but no SATA adjustments in the BIOS.
How can I make the BIOS know that I want the SATA drive to be the primary boot drive? Or is there a way to trick the BIOS into thinking that it is an IDE drive? As it is, the computer is recognizing the SATA drive as a SCSI drive. I read somewhere that this is not a problem.
In summary, I want my system to boot from the SATA drive. I would like to reformat the original drive.
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me.