Can you pu a pci ide controller card in a computer and disconnect the hard drive from the motherboard IDE controller and then connect it to the PCI card and use it to boot from. I am asking this as I suspect a faulty Mobo controller So by adding a pci IDE controller card will it be able to boot the main hard drive
It may depend. I have just this situation on an old computer but cannot load the software to have the PCI recognised. So I too, am interested to hear how Cuddles does it. Is there a PCI IDE which is recognised without inputting software?