Wow, lots of replies.. Thanks for the effort guys!
> Try a new 80 pin cable and retry your suggestions.. Perhaps your cable is bad, and your computer is automatically knocking your xfer rate down because of this.
I've already done that. I've tried the box ASUS cable, and others that I know work.
> Did you try NONE or CDROM yet?
I've tried auto and CDROM for the device type, and UDMA 4 and Auto for the UDMA setting.
> Strange. There appears to be an Application Accelerator for i915 from january 12 2005.
If it doesn't install you should try the site of the mobo manufacturer or start complaining iif they don't have working drivers.
Whether it's IAA 2.x, IAA RAID 4.x or Intel Matrox 5.x, none of them are compatible with my board according to the error I get when I run it.
> I was trying to emphasize the multiple reboots between each change, because I found that necessary to make the change actually work.
I always reboot in between each step.
And for the last part by George, I've set it to Standard IDE, and enhanced support mode is set to SATA. Onboard IDE operate mode is set to Enhanced.
Hmm what else cant here be?