[QUOTE=TheBavarian]... and I was not confused to bear the consequences facing all the difficulties ...
Sorry - of course I wanted to say "I was not amused"... :o
... but I must have been confused when I wrote it
Parts of my last question I answered myself in the meantime. The drive seems to work properly (to which degree I can't say yet), but after a reboot I face the same thing again and again: "IDE #1 Error". So
- EVERY reboot has to be done without the drive. It can be inserted as soon as Windows starts.
- a hardware scan HAS TO follow. Afterwards the drive is accessible.
- No DMA, although "IDE Secondary Channel" is configured as "...if available".
So far so good, I see why the bridging/soldering or reverse ATA is needed.
Additional question for the gurus here: When the reverse ATA tool comes, will I â€“ assuming that I only change the Master/Slave and don't have any other firmware changes â€“ still need to do this process on a desktop? Or are these special functions maybe less dangerous when executed on the Lap itself? I was running around for hours today and couldn't get the right adapter... much effort and additional cost which I would want to avoid.