BIOS will not see my SATA card

By papajoeelder
May 29, 2006
  1. Can anyone tell me how to get my PC to boot to a new sata hard drive. My Motherboard is about 2 years old it's an P4VP-MX.The board does not have on board sata input slots. So I have installed an CreativeI/O SATA controller card. I hooked my hard drive to the motherboard as per the card instruction. The Bios does not see the I/O card for me to boot to the new sata hard drive. Will updating the BIOS fix this or what do I need to do? any help will be wonderful.

    Thanks, Papajoeelder
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Add-in cards should look like SCSI to the system BIOS, so that's what you should set in the boot order.

    A booting add-in card should also display its own BIOS messages during POST. If you don't see anything from the Creative card, then maybe that adapter can't boot from hard drives at all?
  3. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    All sata add on cards are not compaitable with every motherboard.
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