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Windows 98 and SCSI

By aspiring_one ·
I've been trying to set up Windows 98 to use a SCSI hard drive for a few weeks now and had no luck. The system keeps locking up and making the clicking sound whenever I use the mouse or keyboard as if the buffer is overflowed.

There are no errors in the device manager and none during boot-up. Is this simply an issue with Windows 98 and SCSI or is there something that I might be overlooking?

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by pikikoko In reply to Windows 98 and SCSI

You didn't mentioned if the SCSI is the only drive? I would start by using an IDE drive and seeing if all is ok. I have found that Win98 does not like to boot from a SCSI. I would check this out first by installing an IDE drive. If all is ok with IDE drive then reinstall the SCSI and make sure it is terminated. Read what the Manuf. says about termination. Win 98 does not like me to mix SCSI and IDE drives on the same machine. If the problems continues try different keyboard and mouse. Check outyour SCSI controller. If the controller is built in to the motherboard have it checked out. Check the speed of your SCSI drive you may have to slow it down. You should have a SCSI utility try booting into it and see what the speed of drive is set atand call the Manuf. to check if you should slow it down.
My biggest problems with SCSI drive have been around termination,speed and conflicts with the IDE drive.
Good Luck

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by butlerchuck In reply to Windows 98 and SCSI

Couple of things. 1 Was this anupgrade of to 98 for the scsi? 2 Are you on a network running novell? I have had the same sysmptoms with both of those scenaro's. I had to uninstal novell and reinstall that fixed one time. The next with the upgrade I hade to turn off all netowrking and instal the scsi befor the upgrade then for some reason that worked. I hope i have sparked some kind of neerve or somthing. good luck scsi cards are very tricky! I am havinga problem right now with an NT machine. The scsi instals fine but as soon as I connect any thing to the card I get bsod! so, good luck.

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