I have a computer that won't keeps saying -no bootable device enter boot disk and press any key- or something along those lines. I stuck the drive into another computer and it had a deleted partition somehow... so I repaired that and got it looking like it was good, but I put it back in the computer and the same message kept coming up (even after resetting BIOS to default). I am guessing the SATA controller on the motherboard is toast.
I need help finding a SATA controller that lets me do the following:
1. Put the card in the computer
2. Connect Harddrive and DVD-R
3. Turn PC on
4. Boots to that harddrive
I do not want it to Delete the harddrive before use or have to install the card in windows first
I have been looking for the past hour trying to find a card that does that. and there are RAID SATA controller cards, but they talk about deleting the harddrive when you set the drive up initially in the BIOS.
hopefully what i'm looking for can be done. Help would be awesome and greatly appreciated.
oh, and I have PCI and PCI-X slots available.
here are some cards I was looking at: http://www.vantecusa.com/en/product/view_detail/388http://www.sybausa.com/productInfo.php?iid=729