I have just fitted the the above and seemed OK on booting PC back up. It recognised in its own BIOS that I had installed an IBM Deskstar 80gb HDD as Master (Jumpers ok). The problem started when ADD HARDWARE WIZARD recognised this and attemped to install driver, the green progress bar gets to end but install doesnt finish and box just sits there. Device Manager calls it Mass Storage Controller under SCSI and RAID controllers - Is this right ?
Checked DEVICE MANAGER and recognised ok as working properly but there is yellow exclamation mark against the disk with Code 1 error and will not install driver so therefore Disk not recognised.
Also the freeze happens if I attempt to install any other hardware.
Hope some one can advise where I might be going wrong.
PS Disk reformatted as FAT32 before install and recognised OK when atached to motherboard.
it would seem that you have a conflict somewhere. I fitted my card when it was impossible to flash the bios of a pentium 3/450 and the hard disk having died the bios would not accept the new larger hard drive. After several failed attempts to get it working I read the flaming manual and low and behold it said to set the pc bios to not installed after that all was ok. Have you checked in system - device manager to see if anything has the yellow kiss of death? My only further suggestions is something you have starting at boot up may be the hidden culprit. Start - run - msconfig - top right tab - startup. I take the ticks out of everything except the firewall and virus checker. If that cures it you can then add other things in 1 at a time until you find the problem. Sorry I cannot think of anything else.