Boot from Floppy or CD with a PCI adaptor installed?
Posted on 2006-06-25
I have an old computer,
a Dell Dimension 2100, I want to put two new hard drives on it.
The computer won't accept the hard drives, they are 100 Gig
(the original drives were 20 gig).
I have tried a couple of PCI Adaptor cards, but they do not let me
boot from the floppy or the CD. When the adapator card is plugged into the
computer, I can only boot from the drives that are connected to the
adaptor card. Even if there are no drives plugged into the adaptor
card, I still cannot boot from a floppy or CD. I have to removed the
adaptor card from the computer in order to boot from the floppy or cd.
Is there an adaptor card that will allow me to boot from the floppy or cd.
The reason I want to boot from a floppy or cd, is that I want to be able to
run Ghost and make a ghost image of the boot drive to a second drive.
Is this possible?