Is there another OS running now that you boot from. I don't see why you want to boot from slave HD unless you had another OS installed. If you plan to make this a backup, then install the OS with it attached "ALONE". That way, it may try to boot once it's directed or found. -OR- once the OS is properly loaded, and working, disconnect and leave it alone physically until you need it and re-attach. I can only guess here, because since and later windoze OSes tend to muddle things abit. The IDE port is there for CD drives and/or trying to bridge the gap of SATA and IDE. If you do this you may want to switch to "legacy" or similar wording in the bios to boot from the IDE.
How can I install Windows XP from slave hard disk (disk-2)
My Primary hard disk is WD 250gb SATA and Slave disk is Seagate IDE
and tell me how to make my Slave disk (disk-2) bootable to run Windows XP.
I am usin intel D915 motherboard which has four SATA slots and one Ide slot.
Does any one know?