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SCSI utilities ???

By Woofski ·
Are there any SCSI utilities that I could use to check a scsi hdd.
I have installed a tekram dc-315 scsi card and this is detected by XP ok.
I cant see the HDDs on the line.
I have checked the jumpers, reset them from 1-6, tried one hdd only, set the term active on the drives used the end connection on the cable, pulled all my hair and swore a lot, nothing seems to work.
Tried an old adaptec card and the hdds where detected on boot but not by XP as that card is unsupported and I couldn't find a driver.
Any Ideas ?

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by RCOM In reply to SCSI utilities ???

Is Windows allready installed on an IDE drive? Or in other words how are you getting to the desktop?
It sounds like you've got a pretty good handle on physically installing and setting the drives up so I think the issue is with the way the driver installation is being done.

1. If Windows is installed on an IDE drive you need to install the SCSI card with nothing connected to it first so the drivers can be loaded. After that connect the drives and it should be OK.

2. If its a new installation of Windows the drivers still need to be installed first but you do it durring the setup. When the setup first starts it prompts the user to hit the F6 key if any SCSI or other drivers are needed. Otherwise it will find the card but not the hard drives.

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by Woofski In reply to SCSI utilities ???

yes XP is on an IDE drive.
XP boots I go to the systems hardware properties and the card is installed and driver is ok and the card is working properly, XP tells me so , so it must be working ok ;-P
I have tried to start with no drives and then add them , still no luck

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