Sytem does not boot when HD is connected to SATA PCI card.


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ata

Hi!

I bought a sata combo pci card, but although it recognized the primary disk it
did not want to boot the OS from the disk. :( So at the moment I have only the
secondary disk working connected to the card, and the primary I had to switch
back to IDE (I use an adapter to connect the IDE disk to the sata card).
Why didn't the system (win xp) boot when the disk with the system was
connected to the card?

My mobo is asus p2b-b with bx chipset. The card is probably compliant only
with PCI 2.2, yet it seems to be working in pci 2.1 too (though I did not test
everything yet), so perhaps asus enabled the optional 3.3 V in the PCI slots
in this mb, or maybe this card does not need it? Anyway I don't think that it
was the cause of the problem.

I didn't reinstal the system though, after installing the sata card. Could it
cause any trouble? I am reluctant to instal it from scratch as it would be a
lot of hassle to install and configure everything form the beginning.

Have anyone experienced such troubles?

andy
 
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Clark

Do you have the drives on the right connectors?

Some types of add-on cards need a special driver before they can be used.
Do the instructions for the card say anything about that?

If you formatted and loaded the drive with a different controller, it might
not like being connected to a new one, but this is just speculation.

Clark
 
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DevilsPGD

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Hi!

I bought a sata combo pci card, but although it recognized the primary disk it
did not want to boot the OS from the disk. :( So at the moment I have only the
secondary disk working connected to the card, and the primary I had to switch
back to IDE (I use an adapter to connect the IDE disk to the sata card).
Why didn't the system (win xp) boot when the disk with the system was
connected to the card?

My mobo is asus p2b-b with bx chipset. The card is probably compliant only
with PCI 2.2, yet it seems to be working in pci 2.1 too (though I did not test
everything yet), so perhaps asus enabled the optional 3.3 V in the PCI slots
in this mb, or maybe this card does not need it? Anyway I don't think that it
was the cause of the problem.

I didn't reinstal the system though, after installing the sata card. Could it
cause any trouble? I am reluctant to instal it from scratch as it would be a
lot of hassle to install and configure everything form the beginning.

Have anyone experienced such troubles?

How far into the bootup do you get? Does the system power on at all?
BIOS finish? Get any error messages?

Also, in the BIOS can you see the drive in the boot order? If not, try
setting "Bootable add-in cards" or "SCSI" to the top of the boot list.
 
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PWY

Clark said:
Do you have the drives on the right connectors?

Some types of add-on cards need a special driver before they can be used.
Do the instructions for the card say anything about that?

If you formatted and loaded the drive with a different controller, it
might not like being connected to a new one, but this is just speculation.

Clark
Check the boot order in the bios. If boot drive is connected controller, you
may have to set boot order to boot from scsi, if available.
 
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David Maynard

ata said:
Hi!

I bought a sata combo pci card, but although it recognized the primary disk it
did not want to boot the OS from the disk. :( So at the moment I have only the
secondary disk working connected to the card, and the primary I had to switch
back to IDE (I use an adapter to connect the IDE disk to the sata card).
Why didn't the system (win xp) boot when the disk with the system was
connected to the card?

Probably because your BIOS boot order isn't set to boot from it.
 
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A

ata

That's what the problem is. I have had it happen to me.

Right, there is in bios: "HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First:" and possible settings:
IDE or SCSI. After setting it to SCSI the system booted...
Thanks.
 

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