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NT4 won;t recognise ADAPTEC SCSI Drives

By MtnSqs ·
I have an NT4 server which I want to rebuild from the ground up without changing hardware. THe machine has only got SCSI hard drives (no IDE) on it. I have what I believe is the SCIS driver diskette so I tell NT install to load the driver and it does,but then says it can't see any hard drives and exits the setup. The SCSI adapters are Adaptec AIC-7895 according to the SCIS Bios boot message. The disk I have says Adaptec 7800 Family drivers and has a file on it called aic78x5.sys which appearsto be the right file. I looked on Adaptec's page - they say anything that bios identifies as aic0-78x5 is OEM drivers for motherboard and they do not support them directly. I have no idea what the motherboard is - the machine is a few years old. Does nay one have any ideas???

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by joshg In reply to NT4 won;t recognise ADAPT ...

If you are booting and installing NT from the CD to a SCSI drive NT will not detect the drives. You will need to use the three setup disks then when you are able to install mass storage drives insert your drivers disk. You should be okay after that.

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by Nace In reply to NT4 won;t recognise ADAPT ...

I have experienced this several times while rebuilding both NT Desktop PC's and NT Servers.

Boot the server from the NT setup CD or NT Setup floppy disk(#1). When the POST is done and the black screen comes on showing the message "Please what while setup detects your hardware...", hit the "F6" key. Then, the blue setup screen will show up. If you are using the setup floppies then you will be asked to insert disk #2 next. Otherwise, the next screen will be for adding mass storage device drivers. There will be a scroll box showing the few driver sets that NT installs by default. Pess the "S" key at this time (for Specifying a different driver) and it should ask you to insert the floppy disk with the drivers on it and press "return". Thiswill install the drivers for the SCSI card from the disk. When setup is done installing the new drivers, you will go back to screen where you can specify more devices if you wish. If you also have a RAID card then install those drivers now using thesame procedure as yo

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by Mark L In reply to NT4 won;t recognise ADAPT ...

I have a WinNT/SB-Audio prob. Similar. Diff Cards, but bet the non-boot problem applies to your card too. Found a fix in MS-TechNet Knowledge base at: PSS ID Number: Q109798 dated 01-20-1999. Here's (as much txt as fits) in this box.
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NOTE: Though this card will support SCSI hard drives, it will not support booting
from a hard drive connected to it.

For more information about these drivers or the card in general, call Creative
Labs Technical Support at (405) 742-6622.

Creative Labs manufactures the Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 audio card. This card
works properly as a SCSI adapter under Windows NT using drivers included in
Windows NT. The audio portion of this card works when you use drivers supplied
by Creative Labs.The Sound Blaster 16 SCSI-2 card has an Adaptec AIC 6360 chip on board which
appears in the hardware compatibility list. If the card is in the machine when
you install Windows NT, it will be detected as an Adaptec 151x/152x/AIC
6260/6360 SCSI adapter. When you add th

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