"Can't even boot my computer with my new Ultra100 TX2 IDE card connected to my HDD.... "
Did you change your PC's BIOS settings (usually found under "Advanced"), from something like "A, C, CDROM" or the like to "A, SCSI, CDROM" or even "SCSI, A, [whatever]"?
Even though the drives are IDE, the PC "thinks" of that Ultra controler card as a SCSI device.
If SCSI is not enabled as the boot device, the PC can't boot from any device attached to it.
This is true for both "Ultra-66 and Ultra-100 PCI cards and RAID controler PCI cards.
Also, it's not a good idea to attach any CD drives to these, just HD's. Use the mobo's IDE for the CD stuff.
Also, Also, If your motherboard already has both two regular IDE conectors AND a built in RAID chip (two more IDE conectors), any additional PCI IDE controlers MIGHT not work. Check the mobo manual.
AND FINALLY (really), make sure the card is FULLY seated in the PCI slot. Look very carefully for any small caps or such placed right under where the PCI card must sit. I had one SOYO motherboard that just drove me NUTS 'till I discovered the problem! (And I never recovered)
Hope this helps.
<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: arklab on 2001-09-02 11:01 ]</font>