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windows will not boot from drive when connected to pci adapter

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by skillbank, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. skillbank


    Joined: Jul 11, 2019

    Posts: 1

    I have a HP tower PC HP3500S with an i5 3300S cpu & 4G RAM on a cr*p foxconn 2ABF mobo that only supports SATA2. So its slow.

    I've installed two good sata3 hard drives. ( C: and one partitioned D:, E:) I've also installed a pcie card that supports sata3. It does pick up the d & e drives, now running at sata3, but with some issues - eg if I try to run Qwikmark or CrystalDiskMark benchmarks it fails.

    When I move the C drive to the pci-e card windows will not boot - enters auto repair mode and fails "sacdrv.sys missing".

    The BIOS is no help.

  2. mrbell1984


    Joined: Aug 9, 2008

    Posts: 20,172

    Location: UK

    The board might not support booting from PCI devices. Find the manual online for your motherboard to see if it does.
  3. amigafan2003


    Joined: Jan 18, 2008

    Posts: 14,137

    Location: Fylde Coast, Lancashire

    That board cannot boot from PCI-e.