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IDE Controller Card Question

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by SuperChunkster™, Jul 27, 2008.

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    All of the IDE inputs on my old MoBo failed, if i get a PCI IDE controller card would I be able to boot off of it from the bios or would i only be able to use it through the operating system.
     
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    You probably wouldn't need any special drivers or anything as long as it was a simple card. What are you trying to do?
     
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    I'm going to have to boot off of a windows cd thru the card and be able to install windows to a hard drive connected to the card.
     
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    I don't think you will have any problems. I would call the company and ask just in case, before you buy it. Wouldn't hurt and you can usually call the sales department rather than tech support.
     
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    Should have no problems at all. Just make sure you use at least a Windows XP with SP2 installer or "greater than".
     
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    Boot off a raid card = no problems
     
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    thanks.
     

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