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Can't boot to SCSI drive

By esrfalco ·
I had a PC working fine with no IDE drives, just two SCSI drives. I take the SCSI card and drives from that PC and put it into a new case with new motherboard and CPU. The machine will not boot. How can I get it to boot from the SCSI drive?

1. During the POST, I see the proper messages from the SCSI BIOS.
2. I have the motherboard BIOS set to boot first from "Option Rom."
3. If I boot from a Win98se diskette, I can see the two SCSI drives with proper partitions and data. If I try to manually run Windows at this point, I get a VxD error.
4. I'm not doing any overclocking or non-standard stuff like that.

Motherboard: Intel D815eea
Chip: Celeron 733
RAM: 320 MB

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Can't boot to SCSI drive

by pokester45 In reply to Can't boot to SCSI drive

You should have a setting in your BIOS called SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS. If set to AUTO and a SCSI card is detected the SCSI BIOS (on motherboard) is enabled.
If your SCSI card has it's own BIOS then this setting should be disabled.
In the boot up section of the BIOS make sure the IDE & ATAPI boot selections are set to none or you'll be trying to boot off the CDROM. You should have "Floppy drive" & "SCSI Boot Device" selected as your bootable devices.
I've never seen the "Option Rom" choice, but I'm pretty sure it's not your SCSI HD.

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by esrfalco In reply to Can't boot to SCSI drive

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Can't boot to SCSI drive

by Macgyver.Hicks In reply to Can't boot to SCSI drive

Hi esrfalco,
Your problem is quite simple, but, you may not like the solution. Especially, if you have a lot of programs that you no longer have disks or product keys for. When you changed the hard drives to a new computer, you left the Win98SE on it. Windows has all the drivers for the previous motherboard. They will not work with your new board. You ahve 2 choices. 1. Boot with the floppy and, then, INSTALL Win98SE from there. If it works, the new install will replace all of the old drivers with the new ones using the PnP and Add New Hardware control panel. This might not work due to the old drivers not removing themselves. If not, then on to option 2.
2. Boot with the floppy and, then, format the drive. Afterward, install Win98SE and your other programs.
Doing the "Clean Install" of option 2 would be your best choice. I've done a lot of system upgrades and this is the easiest and least aggrivating (if you have your programs available for re-install).
Let me know how things work out, please.

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Can't boot to SCSI drive

by esrfalco In reply to Can't boot to SCSI drive

Sadly, I tried reinstalling Win98se before posting the question. No change.

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Can't boot to SCSI drive

by IT Tech In reply to Can't boot to SCSI drive

In your BIOS if you don't have the SCSI option in your boot up options, all you should need to do is ensure that your boot drive is ID 0 or 1. Disable your IDE ports unless you are using a IDE cd-rom, if so set it to slave and use either pri or secIDE. Just be sure that you select none instead of auto for your IDE settings. On boot options 1st device floppy, if not scsi selectable then disable 2nd, 3rd, and 4th boot devices and your system should boot to which ever one of your scsi drives is IDed as drive 0. Hope this info helps ya some.

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