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Server Won't Boot into Windows after Installing SATA Controller

We have a Dell PowerEdge 850 server running SBS 2003.  After installing an Iomega REV SATA backup drive connected to a PCI-E SATA controller, the server won't boot into Windows.  The server is configured for RAID 1 with 2 240GB SATA hard drives.  It almost seems like the server wants to boot from the Iomega device instead of the RAID hard drives.  My temporary solution is to unplug the SATA cable from the controller, boot the system and then reconnect the cable once Windows loads.
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Steelers4lifeCommented:
I had an issue with this msyelf. I do not recall 100% what I did but you have to change the Boot options in the bios to point to the raid vs the Iomega drive. It thinks that Iomega drive is the 1st boot device.
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PUNKYCommented:
As noted above, try to setup boot order in bios first.
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thynemanAuthor Commented:
I guess I should have mentioned that I've tried several different boot orders, with neither solving the issue.  I've researched this same issue on several different forums and no one seems to have a definitive solution.
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thynemanAuthor Commented:
Ended up purchasing a new SATA card to resolve this issue.
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