|Actually if you read my original post I specified it from the very beginning. Some of the things you have asked me are actually specified on the original post.. but anyways it's all good. :)|
The card has always been installed and it boots fine with card, the only time CD doesn't boot is literally when SATA drive is connected.
Sabrent SBT-SRD2 is the model.
-Raid0 Raid1 (not active)
-only using 1 SATA drive
-tried a different SATA drive same result
-yes I've tried both channels, same result
-I've tried using both channels with 2 SATAs at the same time, same result
-I have tried card on different pci slots, same result
-CDrom as primary master or primary slave, same result(changed jumper)
-the card has been tested on another system works fine
-the card recognizes the SATA drive
-the mobo and card are compatible, tested it
-the mobo+card+SATA are compatible, booted on IDE drive, tested it
again with just card and no SATAs connected, the CD boots.