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scsi drive never shows up in disk admin

By dano1203 ·
I have added a 4GB seagate barracuda to my NT 4.0 server via an adaptec 2940UW Pro. As the system boots I can see the drive on the scsi bus. When I go into control panel i can see the adaptec with the scsi drive hanging off of it. Everything looks good so far. Problem is I never see the drive show up in disk admin so I can partition and format it. This is a dual boot system so for the **** of it I booted to 95 and ran fdisk. I see the 2nd disk as an unpartioned 4GB block of space. Any clue on how I can get disk admin to recognize the drive so i can do something with it???

TIA dan

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by dmiles In reply to scsi drive never shows up ...

If this is a dual boot and WIN95 has the boot partition,you will not see the drive if the partition is NTFS,because it will not recognize the FAT partition,try reverseing the boot sequence to boot from NT.Another option would be to look in WINDOWS Explorer and see if you can access the drive from there.Check the file system format and you may have to use FAT16 partitions.

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by acurrin In reply to scsi drive never shows up ...

Confirm that you can properly see the SCSI adapter in Windows NT, and that you have current drivers for the card.

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by tamdav201 In reply to scsi drive never shows up ...

Dan,
I use a scsi 2940U2W with a couple of 9 GB Cheetah drives. First since you are running an IDE also you might try to put the SCSI ID at 1 and not 0. I have seen where if an EIDE drive is the boot drive the scsi will not be recognized by windows. Normally you would only run the scsi on ID 0 if you are gonna boot with it but since IDE overrides that option put the ID on the hard drive to 1 or 2. Also if nothing scsi will boot you might even disable the scsi BIOS for faster boots. But above all make sure that you have the proper drivers installed. Possible you could also have an IRQ conflict after Windows NT starts. Such as with your sound card or even network card.


David

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