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    Default GA-58A-UD5 adding SATA HD to Win7

    I am building a new machine. I started with one SATA2 hard drive, the OCZ Agility SSD 64MB, connected to SATA2_0. Win7 64-bit installed fine. I am using an IDE DVD drive. Now I am trying to add a second hard drive, a WD ITb SATA drive. I plug it into SATA2_1, and Win7 recognizes the WD drive as the C: drive and the OCZ drive as an E: drive and won't boot normally. How do I add the the WD drive so that the bios/Win7 does not recognize it as the C: drive? Thank you.

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    Default Re: GA-58A-UD5 adding SATA HD to Win7

    you need to go into the bios and find the hdd boot priority/boot order and set the ssd as first boot device then it will boot from that drive and use the wd as storage drive,plug the ssd into blue intel port 0,and wd into blue intel port 1
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    Default Re: GA-58A-UD5 adding SATA HD to Win7

    Thanks. That solved it, though the SSD drive was already listed first in the Hard Drive Priority bios settings. I may have switched to AHCP (sp.?) mode at the same time that I added the 2nd drive, and that may have screwed it up. I've since changed the setting back to IDE mode.

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    ahci mode,yeah it could have its best to check the boot order anyway when you plugg new drives in and save and exit f10 just to make sure
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    Default Re: GA-58A-UD5 adding SATA HD to Win7

    All sorted now then?

    You should use AHCI not IDE if you are using SSD as your boot drive, if you are in windows 7 or Vista you need to make the following registry changes first though if you installed in IDE mode, then you can go switch the BIOS to AHCI

    Enable switching between all IDE/AHCI/RAID modes by changing "Start" Values in these keys to 0
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    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci\Start
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Pciide\Start  
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\iaStorV\Start

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