Installing ide/ata controller card

Hewlett-packard Vectra vei8
October 23, 2009 at 20:56:29
Specs: Windows 2000 Pro, Tualatin PL-ip3/T, 512 MB Ram
Does anyone have a definitive procedure for installing an IDE/ATA controller card on a computer with Windows 2000? I'm trying to install one on my HP Brio BA600 w/ Vectra VEi8 mobo with no luck. I installed the card in a PCI slot and installed the appropriate driver. The Device Manager says it is working properly and it is listed as a SCSI device. When I move the ribbon cable (80 conductor) from the mobo's primary ATA controller to the IDE 1 connector on the card and start the computer all I get is "disk boot failure". This drive is my master boot drive with my o.s. and I want to be able to boot up from the controller card and not the mobo. I have tried different CMOS configurations in the bios setup (PCI bus master enabled, SCSI first in boot sequence, primary IDE controller enabled/disabled) with no success. Any info. would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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October 23, 2009 at 23:00:50
The card should have its own bios that will take over after the HP bios' posting process. Do you get that secondary screen when the card bios does the drive search?

Are you using an 80-wire cable and, if it's a different cable than you used with the on-board setup, are you sure the drive is connected and jumpered right for that cable?

Describe the card. I had a problem with an old ATA card that I think was for a raid setup.

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