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Serial ATA Install

Hi,

I have a Serial ATA HDD i want to install onto my PC, I have purhchased a Serial ATA PCI Card so i can do this (As my QDI Motherboard doesn't have any onboard SATA slots).

When i install the card and connect the new harddrive, the machine powers on but there is no video...the NVIDIA TNT2 Card is in the special AGP slot, it seems as though my PC thinks this PCI card is a graphics card does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks.
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CallandorCommented:
This may be a case of an incompatible or faulty card preventing your system from booting up.  Try the card in another system, and if it fails to boot, return the card for replacement.
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pcchiuCommented:
1.  Try to remove the video card and plug that back in.
2.  Try to remove the sata card and see if the computer boot up.
3.  Try again and make sure the video card is not loose, sometime it does happen and cost the problem if the card get loose.
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Jared LukerCommented:
Does your motherboard have onboard video that you can try to use when you have your SATA card in?

If your only running a TNT2, then your probably not too worried about video speed, so it might be an option (if a conflict is in fact what's happening).

Jared
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cm2kAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately it doesn't have an onboard video :( I will try and have a look for a different card, i wonder if this could be a BIOS problem (out of date?)
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Jared LukerCommented:
does your motherboard have an ali aladin chipset on it?
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crazijoeCommented:
Have you tried the SATA card in a different PCI slot?
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2F2FCommented:
my friend had a similar case, it turned out to be a faulty SATA PCI card.
Check the brand of the HD and connections.
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cm2kAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the replies, i'll shall go and give these answers a try in a day/two, and let you know how i get on.
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