The ATA/IDE option can be configured as either "Enhanced (default)" or "Legacy" in the BIOS configuration. Windows* 98SE and Windows* Me operating systems do not support Enhanced mode IDE/Serial ATA resources for more than four devices. If the ATA/IDE option is set to Enhanced mode, the operating installation will not be able to recognize the drive, and the installation will fail.
Before installing 98SE or Me, the ATA/IDE configuration must be changed from Enhanced to Legacy mode:
- During boot, enter the BIOS setup by pressing F2.
- Go to Advanced > Drive Configuration > ATA/IDE Configuration.
- Change the option to "Legacy".
- Press F10 to save the configuration.
After the system is restarted, Windows 98SE or Windows Me can be installed normally.
||Windows* XP and Windows* 2000 support enhanced mode IDE/Serial ATA resources for up to the maximum six devices. The ATA/IDE configuration is set to Enhanced by default and no BIOS configuration changes are necessary.|
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