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Changing boot drive from built in controller to PCI controller card

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I have a PC (windows 2000 pro) that has its boot drive installed on the primary ide channel of the integrated motherboard. I want to move that drive to a controller card that has RAID support. What I need to know is what in Windows I need to change so that this will boot up using the drive array from the add-on controller as though it were the old C: drive? My thoughts are the boot.ini file needs to be changed and the IDE controller driver needs to be changed back to the default windows one. Any help is appreciated.
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Firstly make sure the drivers are installed before you do anything, then try going into the bios and disabling the onboard IDE channels, then connect your drive to the raid adapter making sure it is correctly configured this is always the main mistake, then try booting, if you are able to select which device you can boot from do so and select the raid component.
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Thanks for the advice LL6, but I actually figured this one out a few days ago (I forgot to close the question)
Because it was an IDE raid controller, I didn't have to change the boot.ini file as after disabling the onboard ide controllers on the motherboard the add-on controller was then IDE 0. The only thing I had to do was to change the IDE controller back to the standard controller to avoid the "unbootable_device" blue screen.

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As long as everything works its all good...
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