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I am installing a SYBA PCI to IDE Card.  I have a 80gb Seagate IDE Drive attached.  When I install the card and hard drive in a Windows XP PRO box....everything works fine!  When I install it in the Windows XP MCE, then I can see the Hard Drive, but I cannot use it.  The computer wants me to format it, but it was just formated in NTFS on another machine.  But when I try to format it....it will not format.  Anyone have any ideas here?  The computer is a Dell Dimension C521 USFF.

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On their support page XP Media Center Edition is not listed in their list of Supported Operating Systems
(http://it.us.syba.com/support_download/faq/03/index.html)

Also, it seems that the driver pages for the Syba PCI to IDE (ATA 133) card does not list the drivers as compatible with XP Media Center Edition.
(http://it.us.syba.com/support_download/download/73-0200-1.html)

On the driver page for the Syba PCI to IDE (ATA 100) card it says "no drivers needed for XP" but again it does not list XP Media Center Edition.  Although It would seem that if you have the ATA100 model then this card should be working in XP MCE but if you have the ATA 133 model you may be out of luck in terms of compatibility.
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I forgot the link to the driver page for the Syba PCI to IDE (ATA 100) card.  Here is the link: http://it.us.syba.com/support_download/download/73-0202-1.html
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Okay...so Syba Tech Support says the card is compatible.  I got the card to work with a DVD-RW Drive, but still not go with any hard drive.  Whenever I have a HD installed either the computer will not boot fully, or the computer wants to format the drive and when you say yes...it says that it cannot format the drive!

But like I said...works fine with Windows XP PRO!

Anymore help would be Great!  Thanks!
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Verify that the jumper settings on the hard drive are correct, some controllers can be picky about what the HD jumpers are set to.  

If you are trying to use this as a boot drive then  try setting the jumpers on your Hard Drive to Master, if no luck try setting them to Cable Select and see if it allows you to boot or format.

If you are trying to use it as a slave (secondary drive) have you tried formatting the drive in another system and then putting it into the Windows XP MCE system?
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I have tried all three jumper settings.

I did format the HD in another machine  as well.

Syba Tech Support now wants me to re-install windows to make it work.  I actually think that it is a hardware conflict of somesort.
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Does Device Manager report any conflicts?
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I have now found that the MB is faulty!  So once I get the mew MB in I will try the syba card again!
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That may help to explain the oddity of the situation.  I look forward to your posts after receiving the new motherboard!
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Put in the New Motherboard and all issue went away!  Thanks for the Help!
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