P4C800-E: WHY DOES THE BIOS INSIST ON 3RD IDE CHANNEL FOR BOOT DISK?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Colin D, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. Colin D

    Colin D Guest

    My P4C800-E mobo bios (rev. 1019) insists on making the third channel
    the primary IDE. There is only my boot drive connected, but the system
    ignores the primary IDE channel and puts the drive on the 3rd channel.
    Worse, my two CD-ROM drives are on the secondary channel (where they
    should be). It works, but it's annoying, to say the least, that I can't
    get the damned board to put the drive on the first IDE channel.

    Any sanity saviors out there?

    Colin
     
    Colin D, Jan 13, 2005
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  2. Colin D

    Noozer Guest

    Because the FIRST PATA controller is the THIRD IDE controller.

    There is only my boot drive connected, but the system
    Shouldn't make any difference. Set it to boot from whatever HDD you want and
    leave it that way. It shouldn't affect usage.
     
    Noozer, Jan 13, 2005
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  3. Colin D

    Colin D Guest

    Aaahh, ok, thanks for that.

    Colin
     
    Colin D, Jan 18, 2005
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