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How can i boot from my pci to sata adapter? i bought a new hard drive i had to get a pci to sata controller to hook up the hard drive but i cant figure out how to make my computer boot up through the pci card i installed the drivers but there only good for the opperating system but what good is that if i cant boot up??? is it even possible to boot up from one of these cards? need alotta help

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You should be able to chose that drive in the setup (bios) select it to boot first..

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