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SCSI and IDE HD in one machine!

By ray.riffat ·
I have a SCSI and 2 IDE HD in one machine and would like to know what should be the setup so that I can avoid the PC hanging while booting into windows! I am assuming it is confused since there are two C: drives?

I have the IDE drives setup as master and slave on one cable to Primary connector on the mother board.

What can I do so that I can have all the drives yet have the machine boot from SCSI HD?

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by DKlippert In reply to SCSI and IDE HD in one ma ...

Go into Setup when the machine starts (probably hold down F2). Choose boot to SCSI as the start up option. Mine is set up A, CD, SCSI, Legacy or IDE.

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by ray.riffat In reply to SCSI and IDE HD in one ma ...

Hi Doug,

Do you have two IDE or 1 in your system? I already tried that option in setup the machine will boot and go onto loading windows and then gets stuck.......... Thats why I thought the machine was getting confused once it starts loading windows since the boot-up goes to SCSI and then gets stuck!

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by lafavor_s In reply to SCSI and IDE HD in one ma ...

In the reply below you say that your system "gets stuck", do you get the message "Starting Windows 95" (assuming that is what you are using) and the cloud screen? Or does it stop after displaying whatever SCSI boot message(s) you should get from theSCSI controller? Have you made certain that you have setup the SCSI drive and controller correctly, IE. SCSI Id numbers for the drive and the card are not the same? If these are correct, and the drive and controller test OK, and you have the correctdrivers for the controller, then you could try reinstalling the OS.


From ray.riffat@sympatico.ca on 12/04/00 04:42 AM EST: Hi Doug,

Do you have two IDE or 1 in your system? I already tried that option in setup the machine will boot and go onto loading windows and then gets stuck.......... Thats why I thought the machine was getting confused once it starts loading windows since the boot-up goes to SCSI and then gets stuck!

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by ray.riffat In reply to SCSI and IDE HD in one ma ...

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by fariase In reply to SCSI and IDE HD in one ma ...

Just a few questions that need to be answered.

1. Is windows installed on more than one harddrive?
2. Are you sure your scsi card is capable of booting, some are not.
3. If it is you need to go into the SCSI BIOS, usually CTRL-A and choose the boot device.
4. As listed above, you need to change your System Bios to boot from SCSI
5. Go into FDISK and see which drive is set to active.

Post back with the info above and I might be able to help.

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by mjchekal In reply to SCSI and IDE HD in one ma ...

Ray,
I have tried something of what you are doing. My experience is that you "CAN NOT" boot from any other device if a IDE or EIDE hard drive is installed and or system BIOS sees it. The reason for this is, anythhing on the IDE chain is looked at first since it is directly configured by the bios. than any device on the SCSI chain is looked at. This is because anything on that chain is on a "host adapter", meaning that it is not part of the machine. since you are booting from one of the IDE device I would go into the SCSI Controller bios and disable it from supporting a boot device this may fix your problem.
Mike Chekal

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by bwcolman In reply to SCSI and IDE HD in one ma ...

Ray

Information was given "is that you "CAN NOT" boot from any other device if a IDE or EIDE hard drive is installed", unfortunately is incorrect.

If you have a SCSI controller card that supports bootable devices (hard disks) etc
you should be able to boot from the SCSI hard disk first.

Luckily my BIOS alllows me to specify SCSI before the IDE and if I want and do, I will change this to boot from my IDE drive. The SCSI drivers loaded under the IDE setup allow me to access the SCSI disk, CDROM and Zip drive. If the first statement was true that means that I would not be able to boot off of either my SCSI CDROM or Zip Drive, and I have done both.

More importantly, disconnect the IDE hard disks and setup the OS under the SCSI drive.

If the CMOS will allow SCSI before IDE then make sure it is that way first, and then add the IDE drives. All should be well.

I am wondering if this solution would work even if the BIOS did not allow you to specify SCSI first?

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