Yes I have the silent boot mode setup in the bios. I installed the latest Raid drivers before I flashed to Base Bios. The computer will boot and install all drivers with the drive disconnected, and the drive works fine in a new Lenovo computer with SATA-II ports on the motherboard. Might have just been a driver version thing. I tried a PS2 keyboard – got the same results.

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Originally Posted by Fourth Stooge Well, let’s take a step back.

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Does anyone have a suggestion? If I skipped out on a detail let me know and I will post it. I went into the Device Manager, and clicked on the Silicon a. When the computer boots, the following is displayed on my screen: Pi a PS2 connected keyboard.

Please try again now or at a later time. So my problem is that the Windows Setup won’t detect my hard drive as its installed through the PCI slot. If you flash it and something happens, you can screw it up enough so it is not workable.

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You are posting a reply to: That worked, but the connector broke later on and I had to return it, and they’ve yet to receive a new supply. Virus Problem, Please Help. The keyboard works fine. It just sits there and nothing happens. I took the card back and got another card that has the Via VT chip set. I installed the latest Raid drivers before I flashed to Base Bios. I’ll try it to see what happens. Try enabling that but do go try a PS2 keyboard.

Then I clicked on Flash Bios, and upgraded with the latest. Yes I have the silent boot mode setup in the bios.

352a installed and booted correctly. You are reporting the following post: You’ll find discussions about fixing problems with computer hardware, computer software, Windows, virusessecurityas well as networks and the Internet. Windows is then 351a2 to detect and work with the drive perfectly fine.

Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: If you can boot with the card installed but no drive attached then see if new firmware for the card corrects it.

SIL 3512a SATA PCI Issue with new hard drive.

OK, my bad assumption. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. The bios on the SilA card has been updated to the latest, but the computer still will not boot.


Thank you everyone for your help. Thanks a lot for the suggestion. Like others have reported, I cannot get the computer to boot with the drive connected.

Right now the most progress I have had is having the drive detect in Windows, pcii in order for this to sxta I disconnect the SATA data cable, boot into Windows, and reconnect the cable while the computer is running.

Proffitt Forum moderator October 6, Well, satz take a step back. Not that I have a cure for this board but thought you may want to know about the past fixes.