proper installation of an SATA pci card, need help detecting connected drive.
Posted on 2007-11-15
just installed rosewill rc212 VIA VT6421 PCI SATA card into my computer.i have connected an external dvd drive to the card. once the computer starts up it just brings me to a VIA black screen and i see the drive listed there but it does not boot using the windows os system.
i think im missing a step after installing the pci sata card. i did install the driver cd in windows but i think it needs to somehow link up with my current OS. setting up raid arrays? the little booklet that comes with the sata card saids to hit tab to get into the raid bios but nothing happens. the only keys i have access to when accessing the bios is f1 for setup and esc for boot menu. f1 does not show anything about setting raid arrays.