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Boot with addon PCI SATA

by pritrw / July 14, 2005 10:38 AM PDT

I recently upgraded to SATA with a PCI controller card. I decided to start with a fresh install of Windows XP sp2 on my new SATA hard drives set up in RAID 0 on the card.

Boot up to Win XP CD, installed the RAID card drivers, it sees the RAID and I'm able to select it for partition and install. The CD copies the install files then goes to reboot. Upon reboot and after POST, the system says that there isn't a disk to boot to.

I've changed the boot order in BIOS to start with HD-0,1,2,3, ''other'', and even SCSI (from my experience Windows sees controller cards as SCSI) but no luck. If I leave the fist boot device on CDROM, it coninually boots and reboots to the the beginning of Win XP installation. It will not boot to the RAID in order to continue the installation.

I'm stuck with using an old ATA66 HDD to run the operating system with the RAID as a very large and fast secondary backup drive, but I want it to be the system drive. The MoBo and RAID card have been flashed with the latest BIOS I could find. I've used IDE controller cards before for bootup without problems. What am I doing wrong?

Abit KT7 Mobo
2x Seagate 160 GB SATA HDD
LinkDepot PCI card with Silicon Image chip

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