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How to turn off scsi boot

By soberinaustintx
Mar 26, 2005
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  1. Good morning all,
    This is my second posting requesting help from you all.
    My last problem was resolved by getting a better Quality motherboard than the ECS pt800ce-a. I have 2 desktops that were configured the same with the same motherboard and ram and processor. I run one with XP and another I’m building for a friend and it runs on windows 2000.

    My XP box runs excellent with a new ABIT IS7 motherboard.

    The second box is my problem child. It seems to also be running excellent on windows 2000 installed on a new SATA disk drive.
    Were my problem comes up is that my friend’s original computer was based on a SCSI disk drive and he would like access some of the info on that drive

    I have PCI SCSI Bus Master Controller AWARD Phoenix v6.00pc bios


    I want to boot from my SATA disk drive whose controller is on my motherboard.
    I can do this when my SCSI controller is not installed.

    Once I install the Bus Master it becomes just that.
    I have looked into my bios and seen the Advanced BIOS Features- Hard Drive Boot Priority.
    The only entry in that section of setup is 1. Bootable add in cards.

    I can not alter the setting at all and there is no other option.
    As long as the card is installed I can not get by this.
    What do I need to do? Short of telling him he is out of luck.
  2. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,483

    ways of changing the boot device vary widely on different bios's. try setting the sata hard drive as your bootable hard disk in the bios. you'll have to dig around in the bios and possibly refer to your manual. good luck.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Turn off the SCSI booting in the SCSI BIOS.
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