I have just installed Vista on a older machine (Gigabyte GA-8SIMLNF board) and the hard drive is recognised as a slave IDE device in the first section of the BIOS screen and the optical also recognised a a slave IDE device.
However in the boot config the hard drive is not listed or is an option and boot goes through various screens before finally "deciding" that the hard drive is the only device that the machine can boot from.
I prepared the drive by so the tutorial on setting up an SSD and the install and updates have taken me over eight hours to get onto the drive.
Am I supposed to jumper this drive, doing something wrong, or is the machine just simply too old? I am beginning t think the latter as I cannot find any drivers for the audio either.