Got a brand new 300GB Seagate SATA and a Vantec SATA PCI controller card, installed in the last available PCI slot. Card is recognized and installed OK, but when the drive is connected, system will post, but will not load windows (XP, by the way). Even trying to boot to a 98 boot disk does notthing - just spins the floppy and halts.
When I unplug the drive, system loads fine.
Now what gets me is that the drive is recognized by the card's BIOS's messege, but after that it goes to the mainboard's standard DOS-like screen that shows the IRQs and such, then the screen goes black. Tried setting jumpers on the drive in two different places and even disabled my serial ports (to avoid a possible IRQ conflict), so no go.
Am I missing something here?
BTW, this is an older system that otherwise works great.
Epox KT133A mainboard.
2 IDE hard drives - system drive is an 80GB WD and the other is a 160GB seagate.
Edited by sld72382, 30 May 2006 - 10:49 PM.