Trouble adding SATA card and drive to system

By twice0
Jan 10, 2005
  1. Hi people, i wonder if you can help.
    I have an ASUS A7V8X-X Motherboard and have been running it fine for a long while with 2 hard drives. I want to add a third so i bought a maxxor SATA drive and a SATA controller.

    My situation is this. I can boot up with my primary IDE hard drive with the SATA disk with no problems.
    But, if i also connect my 2nd IDE hard drive, boot up fails when windows starts with a continual beep - no breaks, just beeeeeeeeeeeep.
    This isn't the usual POST beeping.

    Any suggestions?

    How could the second IDE hard drive conflict with the SATA drive?
  2. Mart64

    Mart64 TS Rookie

    If there is a resource conflict windows usually lets you know. I suppose one avenue to follow is that SATA devices can be set native or legacy. If I understand it correctly (and I may not!) setting it to native allows a wider range of system resources to be used. There is also another setting in BIOS that has something to do with this and I suggest you look at yoiur mobo manual.

    How many devices can you have? I have Sata 1 and 2 on an Intel ICH5R controller and also Sata 3 and 4 on an onboard Promise controller. This allows me a wide choice.

    Good luck.
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