There is a difference between Master/Slave drive configuration and Boot Order!
You always want your Hard drive where you install Vista to be the Master
But, to install the operating system, you go into BIOS, and change the BOOT
ORDER to make the CD/DVD Drive 1st n the BOOT ORDER.
Have the DVD in the Drive, reboot, and follow instructions to install vista.
Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
> OK, so I've probably posted a few things with my build stats listed.. So
> I'll leave it short. my question tho:
> I've just finished a new build.. Getting ready to install OS.. and my
> question is what should I have my system set for Master.. I have ONE
> ASUS 20x SATA DVD drive.
> and one Seagate Cuda 500GB 32mb cache HD. they are Both SATA.. what one
> should be set at the master SATA port?? the HD or DVD drive??
> Also when in Bios.. what should be Set to master there also. Like
> should I set in the Bios for it to have the DVD drive be First.. becuase
> it will be loading the OS fron the disk. or should I have the HD first..
> I'm just not to sure about the order.. Let me kno..
> I'm appreciate some input..
> Thanks in Advanced.