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I need help installing a Sony STD-9000 tape drive

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I am trying to add a Sony STD-9000 tape drive to my old computer which has an IDE hard drive running windows, so I can restore data on some backup tapes. I purchased a SCSI card and a 50pin female to female cable connector and added them to my computer. No other software or software drivers have been added.
When I turn on my old computer running windows I get the following startup messages:
NO SCIS Boot Device Found
SCSI BIOS Not Installed
Disk Boot Failure 
Can some-one please give me a step by step instruction on what I need to do to fix these messages in order to be able to use the tape drive to restore taped data? Also, is there anything else that I need to do eg install drivers etc?
Regrettably I am a computer noob.

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You should check the BIOS settings to see if you can disable booting from the SCSI controller. Also, watch when the machine starts up to see if there is a message to type something to get into the SCSI settings.


What is happening is that your machine is thinking that it should boot from a SCSI device instead of the IDE drive.

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