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  • Booting from SATA to PCI adapter!?

    Hiya!

    I have a ASROCK K7VM2 R3.0 motherboard. I also have a 60GB SATA laptop hard drive, and a PCI to SATA adapter card.
    I can install windows fine onto the hard drive, (or at least the setup files).
    But when it comes too booting from the hard drive, the bios doesn't detect it (which is wierd coz windows did).
    I have also tried a PLOP floppy disk boot manager, but it doesn't show up on there either :/

    I read somewhere I should set the bios to boot from 'SCSI' 1st, but not even that shows up in the bios boot order?

    Any thoughts?
    My Computers :
    Win8.1; 8GB Ram; AMD A10-4655M quadcore 2GHz.
    Win7 64bit; 8GB RAM; AMD FX-6100 hexcore 3.3GHz
    Sinclair BASIC; 1KB Ram; Zilog Z80 3.25 MHz

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    I am willing to be wrong, but I thought you couldnt use these connectors on boot drives, only storage drives.
    Removed my picture as I have now sold it all

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    • #3
      hmm...I'm sure it's possible as I have read many a time that it does work, and also quite a few examples where it hasn't worked due to wrong settings, and then it works in the end.
      My Computers :
      Win8.1; 8GB Ram; AMD A10-4655M quadcore 2GHz.
      Win7 64bit; 8GB RAM; AMD FX-6100 hexcore 3.3GHz
      Sinclair BASIC; 1KB Ram; Zilog Z80 3.25 MHz

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      • #4
        I just found I should have recieved a driver cd with the adapter card (but didn't) so I think I have found the correct driver on the internet. Downloaded and extracted that and in the read me file about half way down I found this :

        Windows Pre-OS installation Floppy Disk (F6 Installation)

        Under Windows 2000 and later OS, while user intends to install OS on the disk attached on the RAID controller, they have to prepare a floppy driver disk including the pre-OS installation files and press F6 while boot CD is starting.
        The driver disk files had been prepared in this package. Please follow the steps to prepare it.

        1. Make sure the target system is already install floppy drive
        2. Prepare a empty and valid floppy disk
        3. Copy all files under \DRVDISK to the floppy without losing
        4. Power on the target machine and boot from the Boot CD. And press F6 while the prompt appear on the button line
        5. After the booting process ask you to insert the floppy disk, please insert the prepared floppy disk to the floppy drive and press enter
        6. Choose the proper item to fit the OS and RAID controller you are installing. Each item shows the matched OS for it.
        Would this be what I need to do?
        My Computers :
        Win8.1; 8GB Ram; AMD A10-4655M quadcore 2GHz.
        Win7 64bit; 8GB RAM; AMD FX-6100 hexcore 3.3GHz
        Sinclair BASIC; 1KB Ram; Zilog Z80 3.25 MHz

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