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IDE Controller Card - 5 IDE devices

By maxwell edison ·
I've got an older computer, an AMD-K6/333 with 128 MB RAM, running Windows 2000 Professional. I've got one hard drive and 4 CD-ROM drives installed; I'm using this machine as a CD-ROM server. The Asus P5A Super 7 Motherboard has, of course, two IDE channels for a maximum of four IDE devices. I installed an additional IDE controller card, a Promise Technologies Ultra 133 (TX2), to accommodate the additional IDE device.

Windows detects the card and installs the driver, but when I connect the card to any of the IDE devices, either the hard drive or any of the CD-ROM drives, the computer doesn't fully boot up - it gets hung up on the black screen before windows is loaded.

Now I had this working before with the same identical setup, but I recently had to reformat the hard drive and reload the operating system. And for the life of me, I can't remember what, if anything, I had to do before to make it work.

What am I missing here?

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