Help me setup ide hard drive and sata dvd rw

umm i need some suggestions on how to set up my ide hard drive,

i have a ide hard drive set up as a secondary master drive

i also have 2 sata dvd writers, one in master and one in slave (in sata 1 and 2 slot on mobo, i have 6 sata options on mobo)

i have been getting various wierd errors when installing xp, drivers and games, (all cables new and not twisted, dvd writers are new as well)

i wondered could it be my setup

any suggestions???

why dont u set your HD as Primary Master ?

yar i have been trying to but the mobo has only one ide port and 6 sata ports,

i have connected the ide hd and sata dvd drives (changed to port 5 and 6) and still the bios reads the hd in the 6th master

configuration????

any suggestions on how to get the ide hard drive to be detected as primary master

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ok problem solved

thanks