Does this make any sense? ok so i i have a 160 GB IDE hard drive from my old p4 that was working fine, i built my new computer with a gigabyte MOTHERBOARD and the latest AWARD bios to tag along with it... anyway the BIOS recognizes my hard drive but when i install WINDOWS VISTA it searchs for an install driver / location and it comes up with nothing, nothing is detected its like the hard drive doesn't exist.
plugged in, i can hear it spinning and the BIOS actually recognizes it as the 3rd master.
next i went on from there to figure out what the heck was going on. I installed my IDE back as my primary and left the SATA plugged in --in the same SATA slot again. Immediately BIOS picked up both hard drives and when i went to install VISTA on my IDE drive it had NO PROBLEMS recognizing it and i could install vista on the IDE.
later after everything was installed and ready to go i went into the vista screen and went into my computer to see if i would have a C: drive for my IDE and D: drive for my SATA and i sure did. it allows me to save whatever i want to my SATA drive in windows under my computer whenever i want but i can't install windows DIRECTLY onto it because vista doesn't recognize it in the initial setup and i have no idea why.
ANYONE have any bright ideas? thanks.