Does anyone know of any issues with this MB and PCI IDE cards. I'm trying to to get some use out of 2 spare HDD's I acquired. 1 card is a Promise Ultra TX2 Ultra ATA 133 and other is Innovision EIO DM8401. Installed both as per manual, loaded drivers the attached drives. All is well as the cards BIOS recognises drives and starts to load XP Pro which stops at splash screen and gets no further. If I unattach drives XP loads fine.
Googled this i one post I saw mentioned it might be a problem with Award BIOS but others say tney had no problems with this board
Although I have 2 cards, I've only tried them separately. Have attached main HD to Promise card which was recognised by Promise BIOS but although I changed main boot sequence to SCSI Win XP still hangs on splash screen and does not load.
Whilst this may be a red herring, I have found some pci cards need low irq numbers and so need to be in the pci1 or pci2 slots and not the last vacant slot (eg the pci4 or pci5 slots) which can cause conflicts etc.