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Addng PCI IDE Controller Adapter to Sata Only MB


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Thomas Greene

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I replaced a failed mb/cpu that had both a sata and an ide controller with the new Biostar TA990FXE. I was using a sata hard drive and ide dvd drive on the old board. Unfortunately I didn't realize the new mb didn't have an ide port for my dvd drive. i didn't want to buy a new dvd drive and I also wanted the capability to connect old ide hard drives for data analysis, so i opted to buy the startech PCI 2 Port IDE Controller adapter and hoped I could use it to connect my ide dvd drive and hard drives. Unfortunately the computer won't boot with the adapter card installed. after searching around the net, I am betting that there is a conflict between the card and the sata controller.
looking at the bios, there are the following options:
onchip sata type: native ide(default)/ahci/raid/legacy ide
sata ide combined mode:enabled(default)/disabled
Is there some way to set these to get the PCI card to work? Keep in mind that I have Windows XP and I read something about not using AHCI.
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