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Old 10-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Basically, my IDE hard drive is really slow and noisy and I want to use my extra SATA hard drive on an old computer. However, the computer only has IDE connections... BUT! I have one of these:



I tried connecting my HDD to this via a SATA cable and powering the HDD via a molex to sata power cable. When I turn on the computer, it just tells me "Disk boot failure, insert system disk and press enter"

All I want to do is run Windows XP from it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:32 PM   #2
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Please provide model number of the controller card. I see 3 sata ports and a raid chip. What port are you connecting the drive 2? Is the sticker still on your card?
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