EIDE controller card Config help needed.

By craigdexter1
Mar 16, 2008
  1. After having problems with a ASUS board I now have a Biostar and it has only 1 EIDE plug. I have a controller card for another EIDE plug but when in the computer I get the BSOD. Take the controller card out and it works great.

    Here is how I have the Drives configured-
    Onboard EIDE I have the HDD set to Master and a DVD-ROM set to slave.
    Off the controller card I have 1 DVD-ROM set to Master.
    Should I have the HDD connected to the onboard EIDE plug by itself and the optical drives off the controller card and set to master/slave config.?

    The card worked in the first configuration before. Maybe the card shot craps?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    PCI IDE cards often have problems with optical drives (no ATAPI support), so yeah, try putting the DVD-ROM to the onboard controller.

    You could also try disabling the onboard IDE controller in BIOS and using only the PCI card to rule out any conflicts.
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