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My Dell dimension 2400 won't boot from a PCI sata card.

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My Dell dimension 2400 won't boot from a PCI sata card. The system will recognize the card and the drive if I boot from the IDE drive.  The Dell BIOS doesn't have anything in there that you can tell it to boot from the sata.  Any ideas?
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by:jdietrich
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Is there an option in the bios to boot from IDE or SCSI?  If so, switch it from IDE to SCSI.  Or look for a boot order, change it to SCSI first.

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by:nobus
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what card is it<&nbsp; does it claim to support booting <
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by:Dennis_Sullivan
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creative I/O VT6421L SY-VIA-150 and it says that it is bootable
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by:Dennis_Sullivan
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jdietri, There is no option in the bios.  What is strange I borrowed a rosewill card and that boots up fine.
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jdietrich earned 250 total points
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Do you have multiple PCI slots?  If so, have you tried the other slots?  Maybe the memory address is conflicting with another resource on boot....

Also, just as a troubleshoot, can you unplug the IDE when attempting to boot?  
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by:PUNKY
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So, you can see that the card is faulty .... other card boots just fine.
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