Pulled from: http://www.techsupportforum.com/hard...ptor-card.html
"I may have solved my problem, at least temporarily. In the BIOS-->Advanced-->Drive configuration-->ATA/IDE, there is an option to use either Enhanced or Legacy mode. Enhanced mode is the default. When I used the "Legacy" mode, the computer booted WinXP and the IDE drive loaded fine. I have been reading up on the difference between enhanced and legacy and I'm not sure of how much of a performance hit, I will be getting, in terms of actual Sata performance versus ide. So I will see. I have noticed some grumbling on the internet about sata drives. It's a newer technology and the computers that adapt the newest technology first, often seem to have compatibility problems. Later on the problems get ironed out. Usually once the older technology is phased out, things get better. Seems like a never ending battle. People often hate newer technology at first due to problems."
Is there an option like that in his bios?