Hi all, have looked all night, may have to just get an enclosure, but, i have a windows7x32 pc supporting a single ATA hdd and i cant get the (new to me) IDE hdd to just act as a sidekick drive. ive read hordes of topics and have honed my efforts a bit - the most recent and logical configs i tried:
the ATA drive has only been the master, its connected to a single controller cord plugged into the motherboard. ive tried both the legacy and default power sources, as well as tried the jumper removed and placed on pins 3 and 4 for a nonworking PM2 mode.
the IDE controller is a dual cord; after a few google results i settled on connecting the dvd burner at the top and the IDE hdd on the bottom. their jumper combonations failed. the dvdrom usually played master, with variations of master/slave, master/cable selectable.
The two main results i get are 1. a regular win7 boot with the IDE completely invisible, and 2. the ATA is invisible and the IDE boots its sad old windows 98. so i think im right on the path, but could still use (and would love) any tips anyone had to offer. i hope this is enough info, like i said, ive been at this all night. thanks.