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Windows 7: computer hung on boot with windows logo

23 Oct 2011   #1

many different os
computer hung on boot with windows logo

I installed a raid combo card with sata and ide and also hooked up two ide drives
now boot never finishes
even if i boot with a backup drive or from a win pe dvd
i have set bios back to defaults and still will not boot

My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Oct 2011   #2

many different os
will boot without card

without the card it boots fine
here is card - SYBA SY-VIA6421-3S1P PCI SATA / IDE Controller Card

i would really like to use this card

do i need to enable raid to use it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Oct 2011   #3

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Does the BIOS complete it's boot routine and the stop comes when Windows would normally start to load?

If the system will not start windows with the card installed (nothing connected to it) that means the driver is no good - not installed correctly or not compatible with Windows 7.

Check the manual and be very sure on how to install the card. Many times with devices like these you must install the driver software first, shut off the computer, then install the card - so Windows will find it and install the drivers on startup.

If the system will not start Windows with the OS installed on one of the drives connected to the card you need to realize it is not designed for this. From the Newegg listing:

FeaturesChipset: VIA 6421
  • Can not boot from this card. There is no BIOS on card.
  • Single channel master mode hard disk controller supporting two enhanced IDE devices
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