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Installing different Ultra ATA device

By nfriedman ·
I am running Windows XP Pro, and I went to replace my Promise Ultra ATA 66 Card with a SIIG Ultra ATA 133 Card and Windows XP keeps rebooting, just like it were a new PC with the same old system istall. Is there a way of fixing this problem without having to reinstall the operating system/

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by saihib In reply to Installing different Ultr ...

Uninstall your old card from Device Manager. Shut the machine down and install your new card. Follow the installation instructions

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by TheChas In reply to Installing different Ultr ...

Depending on what controller IC is on the SIIG board, you may need to install the driver before installing the card.

As stated in answer 1, you need to remove the Promise card from device manager, then shut down the PC and remove the card.

You may need to boot up with the Hard drive connected as Primary master on IDE controller on your motherboard with the SIIG card in-place with a drive connected to it.

After Windows installs the driver for the SIIG, you should be able to move your boot drive to the SIIG controller.


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