SATA + IDE drive problems Any ideas?

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I recently purchased a SATA drive to replace my ageing system drive. I cloned the old drive to my new SATA drive changed the BIOS to boot from the SATA and stared up.

Now win XP won't display any of my IDE devices (two IDE hdds and a DVD-R) In the my computer list. The device manager says they all exist and are working properly and the BIOS has them all listed correctly. I can't seem to find any errors the IDE drives just don't seem to mount.

Anyone know what might cause this? or if I can force the drives to mount some how?

MB: Asus p4p800 SE - with the 865PE chipset.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Is there a chance you disabled IDE when you enabled SATA?
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Well I thought that too but I dug through the BIOS and couldn't find anything to turn either one off (Just boot order).

Anyway it all seems to be working now. Since all the drives were visible in the device manager I clicked "Refresh Devices" On the IDE and SATA controllers and then magically all the devices showed up in the Computer Admin > Drive Manager. However, Windows still wouldn't mount the drives because it wouldn't automatically assign a drive letter. So after manually assigning a drive letter and a reboot everything seems to work. Go figure.

Thanks for the help though.

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