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Host Adapter hard reset timeout?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by FZWG, Apr 15, 2001.

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  1. FZWG

    FZWG Thread Starter

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    Appreciate some assistance.

    Was changing BIOS settings (PnP/PCI Configuration) while installing a modem (IRQ 3 was set to Legacy/ISA), and enabled "Reset Configuration Data". What in the heck possessed me to do that, do not know. Saved changes, exited BIOS, and after
    that, got the following message on the screen:
    "Host adapter hard reset timeout.
    BIOS not installed.
    Unable to enable/disable host adapter shadow RAM."

    Have a SCSI hd connected to an Adaptec Host Adapter (1540CF/1542CF). Tried Control>A to access the BIOS of the AHA, but NOTHING happened. Needless to say, cannot access the SCSI drive C:/

    Did I fry the goose on this one? Needless to say, need some help.

    :(

     
  2. ~Candy~

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    Can you not get back into the bios??

    If not, try taking the battery out and putting it back in and restarting.
     
  3. FZWG

    FZWG Thread Starter

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    AcaCandy,

    Thank you for your reply.
    The SCSI card BIOS is what flew south, and there is no battery on it.
    The good news is that, after removing every card on the mainboard, re-installed only the video card and the SCSI card, and the SCSI card BIOS loaded successfully.

    Thought I had bought the farm on this one.

    Feliz Pascua in Acapulco.

    :) :)
     
  4. ~Candy~

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    Ah, yes, come to think of it, you've been playing with that old card for sometime now....what fun they are (I have one too setting around, great when all goes well). I misunderstood your bios trouble as the computer bios....

    Thanks for the Easter wish!!!
     
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