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Connecting IDE HD to Raid Controller

I have a Dell server with an IDE HD.  I added a second IDE HD and set it as a slave drive.  I then added a SIG ATA/100 Raid controller card and connected it with a ATA133 ribbon cable by unplugging the cntl end of the cable from the motherboard primary IDE controller and plugging it in to the Channel 1 of the Raid controller card.  After rebooting the machine, it recognized the raid configuration and the master and slave drives, but when it got to loading Win2K, it came back with an IDE controller not found message (either that or IDE device not found message).  

Question:  is it a ribbon cable problem or because I unplugged the cable from the motherboard from the primary IDE controller slot?  the cd is in the secondary IDE controller slot.

Any thoughts?
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slim7
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SagiEDocCommented:
Sounds like a driver issue with the SIG ATA/100 Raid controller card. When Win2K setup starts you have an option to install additonal drivers. Try installing drivers for the raid controller, this should solve your problem.
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frajicoCommented:
You must install raid controllers for W2K.
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MadAd1Commented:
Yes, you do need to add a raid driver to boot windows.  You will either need to either instal windows like it (using the F6  option) or you could try instal it to your running W2K in single drive mode and *hopefully* (no promises) it should recognise it when you revert to the raid card.

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slim7Author Commented:
Thank you for the suggestions but I haven't been able to get to a point where I can install the driver.  After getting to the F8 setup and selecting various options, i.e. safe mode, I come up with a blue screen with a message Inaccessible boot device.
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MadAd1Commented:
You need the F6 option to load 3rd party Raid drivers - I run 4 drives in raid 1+0 on a promise controller and have the same issues.
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SagiEDocCommented:
The F6 option been refered to is only available during the install of Windows. If you are getting an F8 option it is to late. You need to run a fresh install of windows 2000, there you will get the F6 option to install the drivers.
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MadAd1Commented:
The F6 option comes up anytime the recovery console is accessed.  One would assume there is still an instal path but the questions already been accepted so im not going to look up SIG to comment further.
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