Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Alamogordo, NM - USA
hm... oddly enough I had the same problem 2 days ago.
I dug up an old eMachine and wanted to use it as a file server. it has SATA connectors runs windows on a single 200GB IDE though. I am certain your drive is fine, but some older systems dont like the different drive speeds, since IDE is a whole lot slower then newere serial ATAs.
your best bet is to throw the IDE drive away completely and install windows on the sata drive, which will speed up your system in general quite a bit too... if you have to keep the IDE as a secondary drive.