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SATA PCI Host Card recognition problems


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smw092

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Hey

Im running Vista Ultimate 64 bit, and I recently purchased a Vantec SATA PCI Host Card Int/Ext SATA Ports (http://www.tigerdire...sp?Sku=V13-8002). I have it installed, but vista doesn't recognize it and the driver disk I was provided with seems utterly useless. Basically this (http://www.vantecusa.../view_detail/29) is all the information they give me. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by smw092, 07 November 2008 - 04:16 PM.

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It tells you on that page the device works under 64-bit Vista. Download the drivers and then when Windows wants a driver, point it at the downloaded and extracted files from that site.
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The thing is, windows never even recognizes it, let alone asks for a driver...
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Then the solution would be see if it shows up on the POST screen (the first screen with all the writing on it) and/or ensure its pushed fully into the PCI slot. Or try another PCI slot.
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Its the only PCI slot currently available, POST doesn't recognize it, and it is mounted correctly. I was told on another forum that because of Microsoft Advanced Host Controller Interface (MSAHCI) being disabled in Vista service pack 1, the only way to get it to work is make some registry edits or reinstall vista. Think this statement has some merit?
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AHCI is a technology that was introduced in Vista. If it is removed in SP1 none of these shiny new computers with Vista pre-installed would have booted ever again.
If you think the card is faulty, try it on another computer. If there's no joy there, send the card back as faulty for replacement.
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