LOL ya those compaq support guys aren't all they're cracked up to be. When I was talking to them every 2 minutes it was like, "You have an old system. How about buying a new compaq computer, Cliff?" And I was all: "ya i'm using my compaq R4000 as we speak and its fine..." and they're like: "have you checked our new lineup?" and I'm like "you do realize that this is going nowhere, right? Oh but thanks for the help!
Okay, but all jokes aside, here's the deal. Before I had gotten your responses, I (as you recall) talked with the compaq support and they told me to get the non-raid version of the card because my "motherboard on my pc does not support raid." And I ordered the new one without hesitation.
Now, I was about to prepare to install the ME again with the new card, but get this:IT WORKED![b]
Here's what I mean: I put in the card and ME booted without freezing midway. I don't kno why, maybe the non-raid helped or something, or maybe its just older like my pc. But that's not important. I would like to thank Martinchris23 and Scan-C for all your support
So now I installed the drivers from both and disc and did alittle minimal installation so windows would recognize it. iPrep (the program I'm using to flash it) recognizes it as well, and I was able to patch mtkflash with the new card ( SYBA SY-VIA-150 PCI SATA / IDE Combo Controller Card, Non Raid).
But now there's another teeny tiny problem, I can't get iPrep (using DOS bootable cd) to make the card show up when trying to read it. It just shows the common Master (1) and Slave (2) Sec drives! But I haven't tryed all the pci ports yet or both ports on the card itself.
Once again, thanks so much guys, and sorry for the long message