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Ide Controller Card

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#1 wildebeastie


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Posted 19 March 2007 - 08:22 AM

Hi All,

Please help, I have just installed an "ULTRA ATA IDE Controller Card", drivers installed without a hitch. the problem is that it doesn't recognise the 2 hard drives connected via it's IDE cable. My PC has 2 hard drives attached to it's original IDE cable. I also have 2X dvd writers and a floppy drive. I needed more storage and my Mother board doesn't seem to want anything bigger than 120gig drive per HDD so I have 1X120gig and a 160gig (yes I know, but the salesman at the computer store told me that he thought it would work, if not I can return to exchange for 120) attached to the controller card of which neither show up on my computer and I have a 40 gig and a 80 gig on the original IDE cable connected to motherboard of which both are visible and accessible. How do I get to find the other 2 drives. My mother board is an ASUS A7N266-VM motherboard chipset is nforce220D

Thanks in advance


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#2 Andrew


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Posted 19 March 2007 - 09:43 AM

Do you mean they don't show up in "My Computer" or that the hardware itself doesn't show up in the Device Manager or the Management Console?

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Posted 19 March 2007 - 01:23 PM

IDE Controller cards require thier own bios.
When you power up from a complete shutdown, you should see a message stating the bios is loading for it.
If you do not see it, or you see a message stating something like "bios not installed", let us know that also.
btw, post make and model of the controller card too.

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