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Promise Ultra\ATA66 & Compaq 5716

By bwentz ·
My Question Is Can a Promise Ultra66 and a
Compaq 5716 Get along with one another? and
if so....HELP!!
evertime i put the card in and reboot the system just hangs there and then locks up.
i can get into safemode with the card in but thats it.remove the card and everything is peachy.
idont know what the problem is. When i called compaq the (tech)on the phone did tell me it was posible but of course they
couldnt offer other support.
Promise Technology's (tech) was even worse
Compaqs BIOS is very restrictive and doesnt allow you to change much?

Does Anyone Know Anything about this?

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by DLe In reply to Promise Ultra\ATA66 & Com ...

Try disabling the onboard IDE controllers within Compaq BIOS.

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by bwentz In reply to Promise Ultra\ATA66 & Com ...

thanks everyone. well no one is telling me it cant be done,its just a matter time till i figure it out.the IDE disabling is the only thing i really havnt explored yet.
wish me luck

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by francisw In reply to Promise Ultra\ATA66 & Com ...

The answer above to disable onboard IDE controller is goood. After that, try a different PCI slot, or even better, replace the card with ISA slot, if available.

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by bwentz In reply to Promise Ultra\ATA66 & Com ...

thanks everyone. well no one is telling me it cant be done,its just a matter time till i figure it out.

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by fiction12 In reply to Promise Ultra\ATA66 & Com ...

Make sure you have the latest bios on the Promise card, also make sure that you do not have a IRQ conflict between the Promise card and another device in the system.

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by bwentz In reply to Promise Ultra\ATA66 & Com ...

thanks everyone. well no one is telling me it cant be done,its just a matter time till i figure it out.

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