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I have an old Promise FastTrak S150 TX4 SATA controller card. I put it in an old machine running Windows Server 2003. I booted the machine. The new hardware was detected. I installed the drivers.

So now in Device Manager under "SCSI and RAID Controllers" I see "Win Server 2003 Promise FastTrak S150 TX4 Controller" and "Win Server 2003 Promise RAID Console SCSI Processor Device"

I previously had the card in a machine that is now dead. When I booted that machine, during the boot process I would see the card info displayed and the drives that were attached. Boot would finish and my drives would be available.

When I boot this new machine I never see that screen/text. No hard drives are available/visible.

What am I missing?

Thanks.

EDIT: I had never opened this machine before. When I opened it I saw that it's only hard drive was connected via PATA, so I figured it didn't have onboard SATA. But upon closer look, lo and behold, there are two open SATA ports on the motherboard. I plugged the hard drive into that and it works.

However, I guess my question now is, is it possible to get the additional controller card working too? I played around in the BIOS and never saw anything about enabling an addon card. I did find a setting enabling SATA, but I assume this just refers to the onboard SATA.

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perhaps the card is dead? Or, try removing other cards in the box until the bios msg shows up? –  NoCarrier Mar 24 '10 at 16:43

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You may need to enable something in the BIOS - look for something like Show Add In Card Boot Screens or Enable Add In Card Boot Screens or similar.

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