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Problems with ATA controller card

Postby ruderacer on Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:34 pm

I installed an ATA card and the system recognized without issues. Then I connected an 80 pin cable to it then to the DVR-710. Turned the system on and it then asked to insert boot disk. Don't know why. I disconnected the burner and it would boot up fine. I don't know what's going on or why. Any info would be helpful. TIA.
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Postby bill on Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:47 pm

You probably tried the following but what the heck;

Is the mainboard bios set to boot the cd-rom? Do you have a non-bootable disk in the Pioneer?


Is it a Promise or Maxtor IDE card?
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Postby ruderacer on Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:36 am

Its an Adaptec. Mainboard is set to the C drive. And no disk in Pioneer.
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Postby bill on Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:12 am

I would test the Pioneer on the mainboard controller. If the computer boots with the Pioneer on the mainboard controller then I would try moving the Adaptec card to another PCI slot.

Did you check Adaptec for a firmware upgrade?

If that doesn't work, I would try another controller card with a different chipset.. Maybe a Siig.
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Postby ruderacer on Mon Aug 21, 2006 11:51 am

Yes. That sounds good. I will try another slot (I had it on the 5th slot)and if no good I'll look into another card. I will also try connecting the Pioneer directly to the mainboard.

You see I have a Litey 52x24x52 CD burner as a slave to my Plex 716A. Also thought of taking out the Litey and replacing it with the Pio. Just thought that 52x Cd burning was good to the Pio's 40x.
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Postby ruderacer on Sun Nov 19, 2006 12:05 pm

Sure enough, I tried another slot and connected my hard drives to the card and all worked out. I think the system is booting up faster than before. Then connected the Pio to the mainboard. All is working great. Thanks.
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