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Old 10-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Can someone speculate?


I have an older motherboard (msi 865 PE NEO 3). It has a radeon rage pci video card. I wanted to get something that would be compatible with fedora 16 "standard" mode and so i bought a nvidea agp card used from ebay (motherboard has pci and an agp slot). Installed card, System froze - reverted to old card and found that system would no longer see my SATA drives. Sees the PATA but not the SATA.

I theorized that maybe the agp card had blown the part of my power supply that feeds the sata power cords - installed a pata to sata power cord adapter on a known working PATA power line - still no SATA

So it looks like installing the agp card damaged my motherboard?

No biggie - I can live with PATA - but I'm curious to get the opinion of an expert. Would be nice to be able to use SATA drives on that system.

Can you suggest a possible explanation that leads to some form of solution?

Any wisdom appreciated.

Dick
 
Old 10-28-2012, 01:43 AM   #2
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Unlikely that just installing a video card would kill or disable the SATA ports. More likely that when the system froze, it partially reset the BIOS, and the SATA ports were disabled.

Have you gone into the BIOS and checked that the SATA controller is still enabled?
 
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Unlikely that just installing a video card would kill or disable the SATA ports. More likely that when the system froze, it partially reset the BIOS, and the SATA ports were disabled.

Have you gone into the BIOS and checked that the SATA controller is still enabled?
You got it!

I had looked in the bios but at the wrong things. I read the user manual and fouhnd that there is aplace that enables "legacy" etc and sata vs pata - setting had gone wrong - changed them and I'm up again

Thanks So much.

Dick
 
Old 10-29-2012, 05:50 AM   #4
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Cool that was easy.

Its always nice to mark a thread 'solved' if it is (go to the 1st post, above it is 'thread tools', click it and select 'solved').
 
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