Paul...thank you for your help I always read everything and learn from it. You had a great answer to my question about sata drive because that was important for me to know too. Next time I will try a bios update alsoThese are sata drives? Sata is backward compatible only one generation. A new sata 3 drive will not play on a sata 1 setup.
Probably the first thing I would do is a BIOS update, which might solve that problem and others. BIOS updates always carry risk, however.
Edit: sorry, I didn't see this thread had multiple pages, and the solution had been found.
thank you for taking the time to reply.