Solved: Problem adding DVD-RW to IDE RAID controller card

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kxr

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hi guys, i'm new here
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I've just bought a new system, but have kept my 2 existing hard drives and DVD/CD-RW.
As my motherboard only has one IDE connector, I bought a IDE/Raid controller card (SIL680-XXX).

After doing a clean install of XP and installing the raid card drivers, I have now tried to connect my DVD-RW to the card but can't boot into windows.

So I have my hard drives connected to the motherboard IDE and the DVD-RW to the IDE raid controller. I've tried connecting the DVD to the blue connection and the white connection and also changing the master/slave config on the DVD with no luck.
What happens is the BIOS loads normally, the RAID config screen then loads showing my DVD as drive 2, then it just reboots and does the whole thing again.

I've tried stripping back to my master HDD connected to the blue IDE connection on the raid card, with the DVD connected to the white connection, but I get "a disk error occurred".

Any ideas? I really want to connect the DVD only to the card.

thanks! :)
 

kxr

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in case anyone comes across this thread with a similar problem....
I ended up leaving the master HDD and DVD on the motherboard IDE and adding the second HDD as a master on the blue connection on the IDE raid card.
Finally ,it's all working.
 
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