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Controller Card

By gunnkoman ·
I have recently purchased an IDE controller card. It is a Highpoint Rocket 133. I have windows XP with an Intel P4 motherboard and processor. I am having a problem with it recognizing something is plugged into it. I have already installed the drivers for it and it seems to work ok. Except it won't recognized a zip drive or harddrive is plugged into it. please help

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by TheChas In reply to Controller Card

I have a Highpoint controller on a socket A motherboard.

Here is how I set up my drives:

Highpoint Controller:
Primary Master: Boot drive
Primary slave: data drive
Secondary: Hot-swap bay

On-board IDE controller:
Primary Master: NO Drive
Primary slave: CD-ROM
Secondary Master: CD-RW
Secondary slave: DVD

The BIOS needs to be set to boot from SCSI to have the boot drive on the controller card.

I have noticed boot problems with some boards if ANY drive is connected to the on-board primary IDE master.

The ZIP drive may not function at all on the controller card.
Some controller cards specify to NOT use removable media drives on them.

Triple check the jumper setting on the hard drive connected to the card.
If the drive is a single drive, make sure the jumpers are set properly.
Many hard drives use different settings for a single drive as opposed to a master with slave present.

Make sure that the IDE cable is NOT a cable select style cable.
If it is, set the drive jumper to cable select, and connect the proper connector to the drive.


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