This problem is more suited to the Hardware forum, but hope the moderators don't mind.
Seems to me the critical element is:
Please provide further details. What driver? Where from? How installed? Install docs for your card are here and mention an install CD. What were the names of the Linux drivers on the CD? Does...
Originally Posted by baseballa51
...show the driver memory-resident or is it missing? If missing, try:
substituting the name of your SATA driver for name_of_driver, to see where the install process placed it. Then do:
locate -b '\name_of_driver'
to unload, then reload driver. Post error output of this last action back to this thread.
sudo modprobe -r name_of_driver
sudo modprobe name_of_driver