Am I dumb? ...problems with a SATA card
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July 8, 2012, 10:05 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
So you managed to boot into Vista the first time after the card was inserted to install the Vantec drivers?
The problem could be with the boot order. Your board was trying to boot from a drive/channel without an OS. You hosed the existing installation before you could troubleshoot the BIOS settings or the hardware.
Maybe there is a BIOS incompatibility. Make sure you have the latest revision.
Simplify the troubleshooting process by first getting the system up and running without the SATA card, then install the card and adjust the BIOS settings of the motherboard and perhaps also the SATA card.
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