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SATA controller question for XP pro SP3

By sangre1077
Jun 9, 2009
  1. I have a Dell E310 I have 2 SATA ports in the board that are used up needed more ports I installed SAta PCI card and as usual windows detects and ask for drivers did that then it restarts eveyrthing good in device manager...

    I turned off PC to move my HDD to check to see if card works and windows doesnt detect my HDD its now missing when i goto bios and select RAID controller on I get a waqrning that I might have to reinstall the OS to have raid on which in this case it did that missing NTLDR...

    is there any other way besides installing OS and select raid ontroller option if so no big deal i'll do that just so it's all good...
     
  2. spehling

    spehling TS Rookie Posts: 90

    When you enable RAID, then the controller by the RAID BIOS and not the main BIOS. So i is clearly normal that the main BIOS wont see the drive. otherwise, you won't be using RAID...

    Right click "my computer icon", then manage. In disk management, the new disk (created with the 2 in the array) should be there. Partition, format
     
  3. sangre1077

    sangre1077 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks will check
     
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