Posted 01 January 2005 - 08:08 PM
I recently purchased an IDE controller PCI card in order to add a second hard drive to my system. I installed the card, and on boot got the message (in yellow, no less) to press F1 or F11 for Windows 2000 (The only OS on my system is WinXP Home). I wait, and it then tells me BIOS is disabled. Then it procedes to boot normally. XP tells me new device found (RAID controller), comes up with another message telling me the device model, and about 3 seconds after that the system freezes completely and I have to shut down by the power button. I tried a different PCI slot, to no avail. I certainly wasn't expecting this! I was anticipating an upcoming problem because the driver disk only has drivers for Win98 and 2000, but I never got that far. (Thought maybe WinXP would just install automatically and save me some gried. My stats are:
P4, 2 GH
ASUS P4S533 mb
I/O Flex PCI Ultra DMA/100, Model IOFLEX-571A (Controller card)
This one has me really stumped, and I would appreciate any help.