I'll try to be concise.
I have an old Dell I'm trying to give to someone, IDE drive. Was going to throw a copy of Windows 7 on--legit. CD drive is borked so using my own system to format and do a clean install. Windows 7 installs the first time no problemo.
I stick it in the old Dell and the computer won't boot. Is this a problem with the driver's for the IDE channel? I generally don't know much about this and have never had to fuss with it. Under the IDE controllers tab I basically only see ATA channels 0-1, an IDE channel, and then several of the standard duel channel PCI IDE Controllers. After slight Googling, I *believe* I tried to update the IDE channel to a Standard Duel etc. driver. The old harddrive wouldn't boot to desktop anymore, and upon trying to reinstall Windows 7 I get errors that it won't work. I can basically just format/partition and that's it.
I believe I royally screwed this. I hate to spend money on a freaking IDE drive. Suggestions?