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    ATAPI Incompatible problem

    i just built a new computer a couple days ago and for some reason when the computer loads i get this error :

    "Primary Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible press F1 to Resume"

    My Computer is detecting my slave drive as a master drive which what i believe is making this error come up. i can hit F8 and select my true master with windows on it and it will boot up without showing the ATAPI error. I cant seem to set it to make the real master boot up first. I have a seagate sata 250gb as my master, with windows installed. and a western digital 320 ide with no windows just data. the WD is the one that is being selected as first boot

    This is a picture from when my computer boots up

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    Have you double checked the jumpers on the drives to ensure that they are set correctly ?
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